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#Lions 2013

# lions-2013 - Saturday 22 June, 2013

O'Driscoll aims to keep it simple while chasing new high at Suncorp
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

O'Driscoll aims to keep it simple while chasing new high at Suncorp

Jun 22nd 2013, 12:01 AM 2,335 Views 3 Comments

12 years on from his watershed display at The Gabba, the centre unveiled the gameplan needed for a repeat result.

# lions-2013 - Friday 21 June, 2013

'Caring' relationship at the core of BOD-Davies midfield partnership
# Odd Couple
# Odd Couple

'Caring' relationship at the core of BOD-Davies midfield partnership

Jun 21st 2013, 10:04 PM 3,711 Views 4 Comments

O’Driscoll doesn’t drink tea, but if he did we’re sure Jon Davies would fetch him a cup.

With Folau's X-Factor, Genia is unfazed by approaching Lions
# Big Talk
# Big Talk

With Folau's X-Factor, Genia is unfazed by approaching Lions

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 2,099 Views 3 Comments

The Queensland scrum-half is well used to being targeted by opposition defences.

Simon Zebo is at it again, and this time he's ACTUALLY singing
# Blackstreet
# Blackstreet

Simon Zebo is at it again, and this time he's ACTUALLY singing

Jun 21st 2013, 7:14 PM 17,176 Views 14 Comments

No diggity, no doubt.

David Wallace: 'Real deal' Zebo could miss his Test chance once Bowe returns
# Column
# Column

David Wallace: 'Real deal' Zebo could miss his Test chance once Bowe returns

Jun 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 9,896 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions flanker feels Warren Gatland did a disservice to Andrew Trimble and Tim Visser by selecting Shane Williams on Tuesday.

Brian O'Driscoll backs Lions versus 'smart' Australia
# Game Time
# Game Time

Brian O'Driscoll backs Lions versus 'smart' Australia

Jun 21st 2013, 11:41 AM 2,078 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland talisman will start the first game of a Lions tour for the fourth time tomorrow.

‘Do it for Queen and country’: English cricketers' cringey good luck message to Lions
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

‘Do it for Queen and country’: English cricketers' cringey good luck message to Lions

Jun 21st 2013, 11:15 AM 3,385 Views 7 Comments

Not for us, thanks.

Lions presented their Test jerseys ahead of first meeting with Australia
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Lions presented their Test jerseys ahead of first meeting with Australia

Jun 21st 2013, 11:03 AM 4,798 Views 5 Comments

Someone needs to get Jamie Heaslip a belt… quick.

'Rooting for the Wallabies' ad causes controversy in Oz ahead of first Test
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

'Rooting for the Wallabies' ad causes controversy in Oz ahead of first Test

Jun 21st 2013, 10:05 AM 3,830 Views 12 Comments

Rooting means something else down under.

3 new Wallabies that the Lions will look to savage…
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

3 new Wallabies that the Lions will look to savage…

Jun 21st 2013, 8:29 AM 1,736 Views 1 Comment

Lions fan and rugby blogger Shane O’Leary takes a closer look at Australia’s three new caps to face the Lions tomorrow.

Little Leigh Halfpenny ready to take to the skies against 6'5" Israel Folau
# Hang Time
# Hang Time

Little Leigh Halfpenny ready to take to the skies against 6'5" Israel Folau

Jun 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 1,941 Views 0 Comments

The Lions full-back expects to have his hands full in tomorrow morning’s first Test against Australia.

Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies
# Lions Classics
# Lions Classics

Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies

Jun 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 3,179 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Irish wonder-kid beat five Australians on his way to the tryline and a First Test win in 2001.

# lions-2013 - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Captain Sam Warburton desperate to tick the box marked 'Lions Series winner'
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Captain Sam Warburton desperate to tick the box marked 'Lions Series winner'

Jun 20th 2013, 10:05 PM 2,823 Views 4 Comments

The Welshman believes the experience of Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell has been vital ahead of the First Test.

Flashback: Spear tackle ends O’Driscoll’s Test captaincy after 40 seconds
# Lions Classics
# Lions Classics

Flashback: Spear tackle ends O’Driscoll’s Test captaincy after 40 seconds

Jun 20th 2013, 8:00 PM 4,528 Views 12 Comments

The Irishman was located by Tana Umaga and Kevan Mealamu in the opening stages and singled out for rough treatment.

'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne
# Column
# Column

'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne

Jun 20th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,577 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels Warren Gatland has made a horses for courses selection in Dan Lydiate.

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the unbeaten 1974 Tour to South Africa
# Lions Great
# Lions Great

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the unbeaten 1974 Tour to South Africa

Jun 20th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,191 Views 18 Comments

The former captain tells us about taking the fight to the Springboks and the infamous ’99′ call.

Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread
# New Yawk
# New Yawk

Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread

Jun 20th 2013, 2:21 PM 3,781 Views 1 Comment

Alex Corbisiero has a history of mincing Aussies, just ask Tom Court.

Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips on shutting down Wallaby wizard Will Genia
# Magic Mike
# Magic Mike

Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips on shutting down Wallaby wizard Will Genia

Jun 20th 2013, 1:15 PM 2,112 Views 1 Comment

“Things seem to tick off him,” remarks the Welshman, who teams up with Jonny Sexton on Saturday.

Sky Sports say Brian O'Driscoll has participated in 200 Ryder Cups
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Sky Sports say Brian O'Driscoll has participated in 200 Ryder Cups

Jun 20th 2013, 10:24 AM 4,521 Views 3 Comments

Pretty good going, in fairness.

In pictures: Irish Lions show George North how to hurl in Brisbane
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

In pictures: Irish Lions show George North how to hurl in Brisbane

Jun 20th 2013, 9:55 AM 7,128 Views 1 Comment

Simon Zebo and Conor Muray togged out too.

Heaslip the hero but Murray and O'Brien desperately unlucky to miss Lions cut
# Love Eight
# Love Eight

Heaslip the hero but Murray and O'Brien desperately unlucky to miss Lions cut

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,272 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland captain has gone from an original squad outsider to Warren Gatland’s first choice at the back of the pack.

4 Irishmen named in Lions team for First Test with Wallabies
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

4 Irishmen named in Lions team for First Test with Wallabies

Jun 20th 2013, 3:15 AM 20,302 Views 72 Comments

Sam Warburton will captain the side against Australia and is joined in the back row by Jamie Heaslip.

Genia and O'Connor team up as Australia name side for Lions Test
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Genia and O'Connor team up as Australia name side for Lions Test

Jun 20th 2013, 12:26 AM 2,433 Views 2 Comments

Robbie Deans has named three debutants in a starting XV to be captained by lock James Horwill.

# lions-2013 - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the 1971 Tour to New Zealand
# Lions Great
# Lions Great

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the 1971 Tour to New Zealand

Jun 19th 2013, 9:30 PM 8,794 Views 12 Comments

We talk to the great man about his call-up shock in 1962 and defeating the mighty All Blacks in New Zealand.

Jennings believes Leinster teammates Heaslip and O'Brien will make Lions 23
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Jennings believes Leinster teammates Heaslip and O'Brien will make Lions 23

Jun 19th 2013, 7:16 PM 3,396 Views 7 Comments

The Irish flanker has been impressed with the form of his provincial teammates Down Under.

Lions fullback Stuart Hogg is still rocking it on Bebo
# Bebo Buddies
# Bebo Buddies

Lions fullback Stuart Hogg is still rocking it on Bebo

Jun 19th 2013, 5:07 PM 6,904 Views 3 Comments

That reminds us, ‘Must delete Bebo account’.

5 reasons the Wallabies will trounce the Lions… according to the Aussies
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

5 reasons the Wallabies will trounce the Lions… according to the Aussies

Jun 19th 2013, 5:00 PM 19,793 Views 50 Comments

‘The limey Brits and pasty Irish won’t know what hit them,’ say GreenAndGold.com experts.

Flashback: Springbok blitz catches the Lions on the hop in 2009
# Lions Classics
# Lions Classics

Flashback: Springbok blitz catches the Lions on the hop in 2009

Jun 19th 2013, 4:17 PM 2,726 Views 0 Comments

Paul O’Connell and David Wallace reflect on the lightning quick start made by South Africa in the First Test.

Lions fans unite: Braveheart, dragon, knight and... a leprechaun
# United Nations
# United Nations

Lions fans unite: Braveheart, dragon, knight and... a leprechaun

Jun 19th 2013, 2:30 PM 2,900 Views 1 Comment

We really must think of a more warrior-like national icon to dress up as.

George North fitness lifts Lions for first Test
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

George North fitness lifts Lions for first Test

Jun 19th 2013, 9:38 AM 2,183 Views 8 Comments

Assistant coach Rob Howley today said his countryman was fully recovered from a hamstring strain

McGeechan: Gatland can lead Lions to victory
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

McGeechan: Gatland can lead Lions to victory

Jun 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,688 Views 0 Comments

The tourists lost to the Brumbies yesterday but Geech reckons Gatty will get it done.

# lions-2013 - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

'They wanted it more, right from the off' admits Lions captain Rory Best
# Broken Darts
# Broken Darts

'They wanted it more, right from the off' admits Lions captain Rory Best

Jun 18th 2013, 3:10 PM 5,075 Views 12 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland hooker may have thrown himself out of Test contention after a wayward outing in Canberra.

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Jun 18th 2013, 1:44 PM 8,199 Views 12 Comments

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

Best pics: Lions hit a speedbump in Brumbies defeat
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Best pics: Lions hit a speedbump in Brumbies defeat

Jun 18th 2013, 1:32 PM 3,174 Views 0 Comments

It wasn’t a great morning for the tourists in Canberra. Next up: Australia.

'We got what we deserved' admits Gatland as Lions crash to Brumbies loss
# Outfought
# Outfought

'We got what we deserved' admits Gatland as Lions crash to Brumbies loss

Jun 18th 2013, 1:13 PM 13,485 Views 30 Comments

The Lions head coach said it was ‘hard to comment’ on positives after he witnessed his side humbled in Canberra.

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour
# Reality Bites
# Reality Bites

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour

Jun 18th 2013, 12:32 PM 27,136 Views 33 Comments

Rory Best led the Lions in Canberra and there were starts for Test hopefuls Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney too.

Breakfast with Lions: Waking up to the storm before the storm
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Breakfast with Lions: Waking up to the storm before the storm

Jun 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,341 Views 1 Comment

Rory Best captains the Lions in their final warm-up ahead of Saturday’s first Test. Here’s what you need to know.

Lions feeding on 2009 pain ahead of first Oz Test
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Lions feeding on 2009 pain ahead of first Oz Test

Jun 18th 2013, 6:45 AM 2,077 Views 0 Comments

“There’s almost an arrogance running off them and they believe that they can win this series,” says Shane Williams.

# lions-2013 - Monday 17 June, 2013

Test foot forward: Wade can play himself into contention v Brumbies
# Wing And A Player
# Wing And A Player

Test foot forward: Wade can play himself into contention v Brumbies

Jun 17th 2013, 10:05 PM 3,759 Views 3 Comments

Shane Williams has urged young wing partner Christian Wade to take his chance against the Brumbies tomorrow morning.

Shane Williams: If I felt I wasn't good enough, I would've told them where to stick it
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Shane Williams: If I felt I wasn't good enough, I would've told them where to stick it

Jun 17th 2013, 4:22 PM 3,418 Views 0 Comments

Good news for Brad Barritt too — his boots made it to Australia.