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#Lions 2013

# lions-2013 - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Coach gives Wallabies goalkicking lessons from South Africa... on Skype
# Online Coaching
# Online Coaching

Coach gives Wallabies goalkicking lessons from South Africa... on Skype

Jun 26th 2013, 3:42 PM 2,050 Views 0 Comments

The Aussies landed four kicks from nine in the First Test loss to the Lions.

Injured Paul O’Connell to begin his coaching career with the Lions
# Coach Paulie
# Coach Paulie

Injured Paul O’Connell to begin his coaching career with the Lions

Jun 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 13,127 Views 6 Comments

Lions head coach Warren Gatland will tap into the Irish lock’s ‘experience and wisdom’.

X-ray confirms Tommy Bowe is fighting fit and ready for Second Test call
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

X-ray confirms Tommy Bowe is fighting fit and ready for Second Test call

Jun 26th 2013, 12:24 PM 3,726 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Warren Gatland has told his entire Lions squad their chance for Test heroics is yet to come.

Wallabies deny Beale and O'Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge
# Hungry Jacks
# Hungry Jacks

Wallabies deny Beale and O'Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge

Jun 26th 2013, 10:46 AM 6,999 Views 1 Comment

The Australian Rugby Union has stated it was aware of the night out and insists the players were not drinking alcohol.

Rebels player suspended for 1 match for dangerous tackle on Simon Zebo
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Rebels player suspended for 1 match for dangerous tackle on Simon Zebo

Jun 26th 2013, 9:39 AM 2,942 Views 5 Comments

Plus, Wallaby centre Pat McCabe has been ruled out for the rest of the year having aggravated his neck injury.

The Aussies' Supporter Confidence Index and Lions Whinge Checklist
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

The Aussies' Supporter Confidence Index and Lions Whinge Checklist

Jun 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,957 Views 0 Comments

The lads at GreenandGold have updated their laundry list of touring fans’ complaints.

# lions-2013 - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray

Jun 25th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,853 Views 0 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrumhalf scored a first half try but so did his Test competitor Ben Youngs.

WATCH: All the action from today's Lions victory in Melbourne
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

WATCH: All the action from today's Lions victory in Melbourne

Jun 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 3,301 Views 0 Comments

Several players put their hands up, we have a bolter and there was some go-forward ball. Full house.

The winners and losers after the Lions 5-star win over Melbourne Rebels
# Mane Men
# Mane Men

The winners and losers after the Lions 5-star win over Melbourne Rebels

Jun 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 16,308 Views 19 Comments

The queue for the backline replacements is getting ridiculously long.

Gatland: Test places still up for grabs after win in Melbourne
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Gatland: Test places still up for grabs after win in Melbourne

Jun 25th 2013, 4:06 PM 2,854 Views 2 Comments

The majority of the Lions’ second-string were in action against the Rebels this morning.

Lions confirm that Paul O'Connell will remain in Australia until end of tour
# Pom Pom Paulie
# Pom Pom Paulie

Lions confirm that Paul O'Connell will remain in Australia until end of tour

Jun 25th 2013, 3:10 PM 4,258 Views 4 Comments

The news about Jamie Roberts and Alex Corbisiero’s Test match chances was not so positive.

Sky Sports forced to apologise as pissed off O'Brien lets rip after Lions win
# Potty Mouth
# Potty Mouth

Sky Sports forced to apologise as pissed off O'Brien lets rip after Lions win

Jun 25th 2013, 1:01 PM 45,365 Views 86 Comments

The Tullow Tank was refreshingly honest after the Lions beat the Melbourne Rebels.

As it happened: Lions v Melbourne Rebels, 2013 Tour
# 5 Star
# 5 Star

As it happened: Lions v Melbourne Rebels, 2013 Tour

Jun 25th 2013, 11:54 AM 23,215 Views 35 Comments

Six Irishmen were involved in the rugby action today and all harboured hopes of forcing their way into Test contention.

O'Brien hopeful injured O'Connell can stay on as a fearsome Lions cheerleader
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

O'Brien hopeful injured O'Connell can stay on as a fearsome Lions cheerleader

Jun 25th 2013, 9:55 AM 2,190 Views 4 Comments

The Tullow Tank has one last chance to impress the Lions coaching staff, in Melbourne, today.

Healey: If Australia won't respect Lions' traditions, this should be the last series Down Under
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Healey: If Australia won't respect Lions' traditions, this should be the last series Down Under

Jun 25th 2013, 7:20 AM 6,613 Views 10 Comments

Former Lion Austin Healey says the tame nature of the current tour suggests that Australia simply aren’t that interested any more.

Breakfast with Lions: Sexton’s a Belieber while Hogg draws comfort in cake
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Breakfast with Lions: Sexton’s a Belieber while Hogg draws comfort in cake

Jun 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,020 Views 3 Comments

The tourists take on Melbourne Rebels in AAMI Stadium from 10:40am this morning.

# lions-2013 - Monday 24 June, 2013

Former Lions centre recalls lucky escape after deadly IRA bombing
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Former Lions centre recalls lucky escape after deadly IRA bombing

Jun 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 13,810 Views 1 Comment

Dr David Irwin and two Ulster teammates were travelling to Dublin for a pre-World Cup training session when they were caught in the blast.

Ghost of Lions tours past is back to haunt Heaslip and O'Driscoll
# Wallaby Warrior
# Wallaby Warrior

Ghost of Lions tours past is back to haunt Heaslip and O'Driscoll

Jun 24th 2013, 6:20 PM 8,287 Views 0 Comments

“The tight jerseys [are new],” remarked Aussie flanker George Smith. “The fashion has changed.”

Check out the best bits of the Lions win over Australia... in Lego
# Lego Lions
# Lego Lions

Check out the best bits of the Lions win over Australia... in Lego

Jun 24th 2013, 2:08 PM 2,666 Views 2 Comments

George North looks as blocky and fearsome in Lego form as he does in real life.

Injured Paul O'Connell 'a massive loss' to the Lions admits Rowntree
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Injured Paul O'Connell 'a massive loss' to the Lions admits Rowntree

Jun 24th 2013, 1:25 PM 3,621 Views 4 Comments

The tourist’s forwards coach confirmed that Geoff Parling will start against Australia on Saturday.

Arrest warrant issued for Australia winger Digby Ioane -- reports
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Arrest warrant issued for Australia winger Digby Ioane -- reports

Jun 24th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,837 Views 2 Comments

Ioane, 27, is charged with unlawful assault following an alleged incident earlier this year.

Beale still of a confident mould as he takes heat off O'Connor
# KICKING THEMSELVES
# KICKING THEMSELVES

Beale still of a confident mould as he takes heat off O'Connor

Jun 24th 2013, 7:11 AM 2,558 Views 1 Comment

The player’s slip-up prevented one of sport’s great comebacks.

Lions blow as Paul O'Connell ruled out of tour
# Bad News
# Bad News

Lions blow as Paul O'Connell ruled out of tour

Jun 24th 2013, 2:07 AM 16,850 Views 32 Comments

It’s been confirmed that the Irish lock suffered a broken arm during the game with Australia on Saturday.

# lions-2013 - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert
# Bowe Selecta
# Bowe Selecta

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 6,152 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh winger and fellow countryman Leigh Halfpenny were relieved when Kurtley Beale’s slip prevented a deja vu nightmare.

Aussie captain Horwill cleared of alleged head stamp
# Hmmmm
# Hmmmm

Aussie captain Horwill cleared of alleged head stamp

Jun 23rd 2013, 3:55 PM 9,618 Views 24 Comments

The second row is free to play the remaining two Tests against the Lions.

Brian O'Driscoll's fear of fowl cruelly exposed in Lions video outtakes
# Scared Witless
# Scared Witless

Brian O'Driscoll's fear of fowl cruelly exposed in Lions video outtakes

Jun 23rd 2013, 3:06 PM 6,849 Views 2 Comments

The Irish legend loses his cool when taken by surprise by a cranky chuck.

Tom Court called into Lions squad as Paul O'Connell's tour is put in doubt
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Tom Court called into Lions squad as Paul O'Connell's tour is put in doubt

Jun 23rd 2013, 12:54 PM 18,162 Views 58 Comments

The Munster lock suffered an arm injury in yesterday’s Test victory over the Wallabies.

4 Irishmen in Lions team to face Melbourne Rebels
# Final Audition
# Final Audition

4 Irishmen in Lions team to face Melbourne Rebels

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:39 AM 18,116 Views 22 Comments

Manu Tuilagi also makes a welcome return to a side that will be captained by fellow England international Geoff Parling.

# lions-2013 - Saturday 22 June, 2013

'Yes we Kanye' for the Lions as North shines as attacking star in Brisbane
# Furious George
# Furious George

'Yes we Kanye' for the Lions as North shines as attacking star in Brisbane

Jun 22nd 2013, 8:00 PM 4,675 Views 6 Comments

The Welsh trio of Cuthbert, North and Halfpenny combined for all 23 of the Lions’ points.

Irate fan changes Kurtley Beale's Wikipedia page after penalty slip-up
# Ian Beale
# Ian Beale

Irate fan changes Kurtley Beale's Wikipedia page after penalty slip-up

Jun 22nd 2013, 5:18 PM 9,478 Views 6 Comments

We reckon Paul O’Connell’s death stare put the Wallaby fullback off his match-winning attempt.

Lions rematch can't come fast enough for Wallaby scoring star Israel Folau
# Gutted
# Gutted

Lions rematch can't come fast enough for Wallaby scoring star Israel Folau

Jun 22nd 2013, 4:30 PM 3,165 Views 2 Comments

The Australian winger claimed the man-of-the-match award and two tries yet still lost on debut.

Game management almost cost Lions dear - Gatland
# Out Of Control
# Out Of Control

Game management almost cost Lions dear - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2013, 3:59 PM 3,508 Views 4 Comments

The Wallabies were second-best in almost every part of the game, yet somehow kept themselves in the running.

'We probably should have lost it' - winning feeling 12 years on for O'Driscoll
# Escape To Victory
# Escape To Victory

'We probably should have lost it' - winning feeling 12 years on for O'Driscoll

Jun 22nd 2013, 1:54 PM 4,997 Views 16 Comments

The Irish centre was frustrated by early penalty calls against him but put in a superb defensive effort late on.

Match report: Lions scrape past battered Wallabies in Suncorp thriller
# 1-0
# 1-0

Match report: Lions scrape past battered Wallabies in Suncorp thriller

Jun 22nd 2013, 1:53 PM 3,510 Views 0 Comments

Kurtley Beale had two late opportunities to win the game for the hosts, but fell short.

How the Lions rated in their narrow win over the Wallabies
# Marks Out Of 10
# Marks Out Of 10

How the Lions rated in their narrow win over the Wallabies

Jun 22nd 2013, 1:15 PM 26,530 Views 96 Comments

The tourists did just enough to edge a terrific game down under.

As it happened: Lions v Australia, 2013 Tour
# Nailbiter
# Nailbiter

As it happened: Lions v Australia, 2013 Tour

Jun 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 41,393 Views 85 Comments

The posturing was over and the Lions were hungry for a win in the series opener for the first time since 2001.

Here are the stunning tries (and big slip-up) from Lions' nerve-jangling 1st Test win
# Highlights
# Highlights

Here are the stunning tries (and big slip-up) from Lions' nerve-jangling 1st Test win

Jun 22nd 2013, 11:42 AM 5,448 Views 5 Comments

George North and Israel Folau: Same time next week, please.

Irish Lions supporters crack out amazing 'Waltzing O'Driscoll' flag Down Under
# Tricolour Dreamboat
# Tricolour Dreamboat

Irish Lions supporters crack out amazing 'Waltzing O'Driscoll' flag Down Under

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:56 AM 14,985 Views 20 Comments

Lions fans will be hoping for yet another virtuoso display from the Irishman.

'Nauseating. Terrifying. The pinnacle of your career' -- Former Lions on First Test thrill
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

'Nauseating. Terrifying. The pinnacle of your career' -- Former Lions on First Test thrill

Jun 22nd 2013, 8:01 AM 7,568 Views 11 Comments

David Wallace and Shane Byrne share their experiences of making Lions Test debuts in South Africa and New Zealand.

Breakfast with Lions: Sympathy for Quade and Sean's message for the haters out there
# Game Day
# Game Day

Breakfast with Lions: Sympathy for Quade and Sean's message for the haters out there

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 3,715 Views 0 Comments

It’s not a proper tour until Simon Zebo sings. Time to get this thing going, so.