Posts for June 2013

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 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 »

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jonny Wilkinson statistics after another outstanding performance this season

To celebrate Jonny Wilkinson’s outstanding career to date, Gillette has released a video that highlights some of the key moments of his career and a few unconventional statistics measuring the outstanding performance that he has maintained for well over a decade now. MORE »

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rugby HQ'S Plays of the Week - June Tours, Lions & Super Rugby

After a break, here's the latest Plays of the Week from the guys at Rugby HQ, featuring the Wallabies vs Lions first Test, a bit of ballsy play from Samoa vs South Africa, and some action from the New Zealand vs France third test. There's plenty more too. 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 »

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 »