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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 9:23pm


Lions too hot to handle for Barbarians in Hong Kong

The British & Irish Lions were feelin' hot, hot, hot after they hammered the Barbarians 59-8 in an opening performance at Hong Kong Stadium last night, which is certain to sound the alarm bells in Australia.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 4:28pm

Barbarians coach says Varty will be richer for experience without having played against Lions

Barbarians head coach Dai Young insisted Hong Kong's Rowan Varty would benefit from his experience with the team despite not being picked to face the Lions in front of his home crowd.

1 Mar 2014 - 3:22pm

Barbarians lose honour over Varty snub

The first thing you notice is space, copious amounts of it. It's actually a bit disorienting. First time back in Hong Kong Stadium since the Sevens and the body is naturally conditioned to fight for every square inch of space while you crawl over all the drunks and dough heads. But not tonight.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:42pm

British & Irish Lions v Barbarians: minute-by-minute blog

It's just over an hour to kick off here at Hong Kong Stadium for the historic meeting between the Lions and the Baa-baas, the first time these two have played in Hong Kong.

18 Feb 2014 - 6:23pm 1 comment

Young Scot Stuart Hogg is the guardian Lion

Stuart Hogg might just be the person to unlock Australia's defences over the next seven weeks, having been put through the mill over the past few weeks by his teammates.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:51pm

Lions’ clash with Barbarians gives Hong Kong slice of history

When the Lions take to the pitch tonight against the Barbarians, it will be an unprecedented opportunity for fans in Hong Kong to see some of the world's top rugby players in action.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:52pm

Lions ask for water breaks to beat Hong Kong heat

A ball has yet to be kicked but the British and Irish Lions are already breathless, falling victim to hot and humid Hong Kong. In an extraordinary move, they want water breaks in their opening game on the 2013 tour of Australia against the Barbarians today.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:54pm

British and Irish Lions can't stand the Hong Kong heat

“Our sessions have been a shock to the system, and the locals think the game is going to be played on the warmest day of the year. I think the conditions could be more difficult than anything I've experienced in my career," said Lions forward Adam Jones.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Injured skipper Warburton out of Lions opener

Injured captain Sam Warburton was desperate to lead out the British & Irish Lions in their tour opener against the Barbarians tomorrow, but head coach Warren Gatland refused to take the risk and yesterday handed the honour to Paul O'Connell.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:55pm

Captains’ runs at stadium cancelled over pitch concerns

Ever-present concerns over the pitch have forced the British & Irish Lions and the Barbarians to forsake the right to have their captain's run at the Hong Kong Stadium today.

18 Feb 2014 - 4:56pm