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Breakfast with Lions: Jamie Roberts is a lucky man and how to make your very own Adam Jones
It all comes down to this.

SO, IT ALL comes down to this.

Hong Kong seems an awfully long time ago now. Eh, Lions fans?

In just a few hours time we will have an answer to so many questions, presumptions and wild guesses mad over the past year. Yes, either the Lions or Australia will have their bloody, sweaty hands on the series.

On the Lions’ menu

You must know the Wallabies by now. They’re the crafty green and gold fella who have thought their way around the tourist’s policy of trying to trample a way to victory.

Unless you’ve been locked in a cave in a coma this past few days, you’ll be only too aware that Brian O’Driscoll will be reduced to the role of mere mortal, watching events unfold from the stands. In his place, Jamie Roberts, one of a host of changes from last week’s narrow defeat in Melbourne.

Australia, on the other hand, well and truly have momentum on their side. Their sole change is the addition of legendary openside George Smith in place of David Pocock-light (Michael Hooper).

Quote from the camp

“There’s a lot of pressure on everyone and everyone’s got to deliver on Saturday, it’s the last chance saloon here and we’ve got to win it. Everyone who has been obviously disappointed not to be involved has been a total professional, that’s been one of the positives of this tour and Brian has been like everyone else.”

- Jonathan Davies has taken the brunt of the pro-BOD campaign.

You’ve got to see this

Are you stuck for someone to watch the game? Well, you’re in luck because there is still time to get yourself to a printer  and build yourself a (erm, not very) lifelike version of Adam Jones to stand by your side and possibly hold your drink while you’re gone to the toilet.

Click here for all you need to make this dream happen, just be careful with the scissors.

Credit: MSN Sport.

What the Aussies say

“The Wallabies were decimated by injuries in the first Test, but will be injecting George Smith into their back row in the decider. Smith’s presence at the breakdown may free up Wycliff Palu for more ball-carrying duties”.  – Paul Cully, Sydney Morning Herald.

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It’s another music-related effort from Jamie Roberts. Perhaps with a window into his mind this time? Lucky man, indeed.


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He’s been camera shy of late, but the poor stuffed Lion was last seen by our eyes on SkySports News yesterday morning getting manhandled by Stu Barnes and Gail Davis. Apparently, he was bought in Switzerland. Flash.

Of course, they all have lovely lions. ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

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