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Friday, October 18, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

It's tradition that after every British & Irish Lions tour a DVD comes out featuring the best of the behind the scenes footage. It's hugely popular every time, and the latest from the 2013 tour, Lions Raw, is released in ten days time. This is a short clip from it. MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia, plus WIN a 2013 Lions jersey

A week is a long time in world sport, as British & Irish Lions fans might already feel like the historic Test series win happened ages ago. Since then, Andy Murray has won Wimbledon, and this afternoon England won the first Test in the Ashes series. MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Timelapse of third Test as Lions beat the Wallabies to win the series

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have put together a fascinating timelapse video of the third Test in Sydney, focussing on the field from the time the gates opened to when they closed. There are almost 5000 photos in total, shot over 6 hours and condensed into just 3 minutes. MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return

Wallaby legend George Smith has played his final game for his country, but it didn't go entirely to plan as he was knocked out just minutes into the deciding Test against the Lions. He somehow returned to the field, but was less effective than planned. MORE »

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Wallabies vs British & Irish Lions - Third Test - Full Match

Catch up on the full match of the historic decider in Sydney, as the Lions went all out to get their first series win since 1997. Watch the full game again, with Australian commentary, as well as some of the interviews and celebrations after the match. MORE »

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Leigh Halfpenny named British & Irish Lions HSBC Player of the Series

Leigh Halfpenny has been recognised as the HSBC Lions player of the Series after helping to guide The British & Irish Lions to their first Test Series win in 16 years. MORE »

Saturday, July 06, 2013

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

The British and Irish Lions have beaten the Wallabies 2-1 after a convincing 41-16 victory in Sydney. Leigh Halfpenny, who was named Man of the Series, set up two tries and kicked brilliantly yet again. It was the first Lions series victory since 1997. MORE »

Friday, July 05, 2013

Lions tour recap ahead of third Test decider against the Wallabies

Ahead of the biggest Lions game in four years, here is a bit of a review of what has taken place so far against the Wallabies, featuring some of the best bits from the first two Tests. MORE »

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll dropped for series decider against the Wallabies

Warren Gatland has made six changes to the side that faced the Wallabies last weekend, shocking fans by dropping Brian O'Driscoll, who had been widely tipped to captain the team in his last ever British & Irish Lions game. MORE »

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

Wallaby skipper James Horwill has been cleared after an appeal from the IRB against the decision that found that he did not intentionally stamp on Lions lock Alun-Wyn Jones. Horwill has said that he feels vindicated following the lengthy legal process. MORE »

Monday, July 01, 2013

HSBC Lions Weekly - Reaction as series is levelled in Melbourne

It's Monday so time for the weekly British and Irish Lions warap-up as we look back on the second Test with HSBC Lions Weekly, featuring exclusive interviews and thoughts from legends past and present, in the build up to and following the second Test. MORE »

Saturday, June 29, 2013

George North picks up and carries tackler Israel Folau

Earlier in Melbourne George North did something that we've probably never seen on the rugby field at this level. Winger Israel Folau went in to tackle him, but North decided he'd counter that by simply picking up the big Wallaby and running with him. As you do. MORE »

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wallabies snatch second Test victory to level the Lions series

The Wallabies came from behind to score a late try and give Christian Leali'ifano a match winning shot at goal with just minutes left in the second Test against the Lions. The Brumbies playmaker calmly slotted the conversion, giving the hosts a 16-15 win. MORE »

Friday, June 28, 2013

A look back at the second Wallabies vs Lions Test in 2001

To get you in the mood for the second Test that kicks off in the not too distant future, here's a look back to the the second Test the last time the Lions were in Australia, in 2001. Twelve years ago the visitors went one nil up to start the series too. MORE »

Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 British and Irish Lions players as cars

British and Irish Lions players as cars! This is something a bit different, as the guys at motors.co.uk have put together a list of Lions players as they would be if they were cars. Some of the picks were made before the tour, or after the squad announcement, so it isn't 100% accurate with the starting XV, but there are some amusing comparisons. MORE »

Friday, June 28, 2013

George North apologises for Genia taunt in first Test, PLUS new Lions shirts

Young British & Irish Lions winger George North has apologised for the finger pointing taunt he made when scoring that incredible try in the first Test against the Wallabies. Coincidentally, we happen to be launching some new shirts featuring him today. MORE »

Friday, June 28, 2013

Second Test preview with George Gregan and Gavin Hastings

Second Test preview - Hear Gavin Hastings share his thoughts on the Youngs brothers starting together for the Lions and George Gregan's confidence the Wallabies can square the Series one all. MORE »

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lions make five changes, Wallabies receive fitness boost ahead of 2nd Test

The Lions and Wallabies teams for the second Test of the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia have been announced. Both sides feature changes to those that played in the first game, some through injury and other's based on form. MORE »

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Wallaby injuries from the first Test against the British & Irish Lions

The Wallabies suffered a string of injuries in the 23-21 first Test loss to the Lions, starting in the first minute as debutant Christian Leali'ifano was forced from the field. Amongst other losses, today it was confirmed that Pat McCabe will be out for the year. MORE »

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

British and Irish Lions beat the hapless Rebels in Melbourne

In the final midweek game for the Lions, they took on and beat the Melbourne Rebels 35-0 at AAMI Park on Tuesday evening. So soon after the first Test success in Brisbane, this was a chance for those on the outskirts to push for Test selection. MORE »

 
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