Posts in British & Irish Lions 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

HSBC Lions Weekly - Lead up and reaction to first Test in Brisbane

The latest HSBC Lions Weekly tour wrap-up features a look at all the build up to the first Test vs the Wallabies in Brisbane, as well as all the post match reaction from Lions legends Brian O'Driscoll, Jason Robinson, George Gregan and Joe Roff. MORE »

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dan Lydiate to skipper British & Irish Lions vs Melbourne Rebels

Welshman Dan Lydiate will captain the British and Irish Lions against the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park tomorrow. Geoff Parling was all set to lead the side, but the loss of Paul O'Connell has meant that things have had to be reshuffled. MORE »

Sunday, June 23, 2013

James Horwill cleared after alleged stamp on Alun-Wyn Jones in first Test

The Wallabies appear to have dodged a bullet after captain James Horwill was cleared following an incident in the first Test loss to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. He was cited after allegedly stamping Alun-Wyn Jones. MORE »

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The British and Irish Lions win the first Test as Kurtley Beale misses late penalties

British and Irish Lions vs Wallabies Highlights - The Lions held on for the win as the Wallabies, who had multiple injuries to contend with, missed two chances to take the lead late in the game. MORE »

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lead up to the First Test - The Lions Story so far

We're all set to go in Brisbane as the Wallabies host the Lions in the first Test on Saturday. The jersey presentation took place earlier, with Sam Warburton saying that it's the biggest moment of his career. Here's a quick look at the tour so far. MORE »

Friday, June 21, 2013

British and Irish Lions fans arriving in Australia by the thousands

British and Irish Lions fans have been flocking to Australia for the series, and of course the first Test which takes place in Brisbane this weekend. Fox Sports' Sean Maloney caught up with a whole lot of them in Sydney ahead of the clash with the Waratahs. MORE »

Friday, June 21, 2013

England cricket team's messages of support for the Lions

The England cricket team's hilarious messages of support for the British & Irish Lions. Featuring Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Alastair Cook, Eoin Morgan & Jimmy Anderson. MORE »

Thursday, June 20, 2013

British and Irish Lions look forward to the first Test vs Australia

The waiting is almost over for the British & Irish Lions. On Saturday they take on Australia in the first test in Brisbane, hoping to match the result achieved the last time the Lions played a test in Queensland's biggest city. MORE »

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wallabies and British & Irish Lions teams named for first Test on Saturday

All the talk is over and we now know who will take part in the first of the three Test series between the British and Irish Lions and the Wallabies. Both sides have been announced, with few surprises but much to look forward to in Brisbane this Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Brumbies upset the touring Lions with historic victory in Canberra

Brumbies coach Jake White has described their 14-12 victory over the touring British and Irish Lions as one of the highlights of his life. It was the first midweek loss by the Lions since 1997, when they lost to Northern Transvaal in South Africa. MORE »

Monday, June 17, 2013

HSBC Lions Weekly - Sydney

After another succesful week for the British and Irish Lions on tour, today's HSBC Lions Weekly brings us a video wrap-up of what's been happening both on and off the field, including thoughts from Jason Robinson and Brian O'Driscoll. MORE »

Sunday, June 16, 2013

British and Irish Lions too strong for determined Waratahs in Sydney

It's been an eventful weekend for the British and Irish Lions off the field but on it, they beat the Waratahs 47-17 in one of their best performances thus far on the tour. Since then three new players have been called into the squad. MORE »

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shane Williams and Christian Wade called up and on the wings vs the Brumbies

The shock news today is that Welsh Wizard Shane Williams has been called up to do a job for the Lions against the Brumbies on Tuesday. The other big news is that gasman and fan favourite Christan Wade will join him, with Brad Barrit flying in too. MORE »

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Simon Zebo set for Lions debut as Billy Twelvetrees joins the squad

England and Gloucester back Billy Twelvetrees has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad as cover in the backs, while Ireland winger Simon Zebo, who joined earlier this week, will make his debut against the Waratahs on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lions Tour infographic featuring the Welsh contingent vs Australia

The Lions have a very Welsh flavour this year, featuring more players than in the any of the other tours since 2001. This infographic that Sporting Index have come up with shows that Wales' record against Australia isn't great though, with just two wins in the last twenty five years. MORE »

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

British and Irish Lions thump Combined Country in Newcastle

The Lions scored ten tries on their way to beating a Combind Country midweek team 64-0 in Newcastle on Tuesday. The home side were totally overwhelmed early on, but put up a good fight in the second half, with Lions inaccuracy frustrating Brian O'Driscoll. MORE »

Sunday, June 09, 2013

HSBC Lions Weekly - Perth and Brisbane

The latest HSBC Lions Weekly reflects on the win over the Reds and looks at things from a Wallaby point of view as legends Nathan Sharpe and George Gregan share their thoughts on performances, regrets and mind games. MORE »

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lions coach Warren Gatland dispels talk of spying allegations

Two weeks before the first Test, British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has denied that there were allegations of the Australian Rugby Union spying on his team. MORE »

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lions fight off strong challenge from the Reds to claim third tour win

The British and Irish Lions faced their toughest challenge of the tour to date as the Queensland Reds threatened to upset the tourists in Brisbane on Saturday. The tempo changed in the second half however, and the Lions came away 22-12 winners. MORE »

Friday, June 07, 2013

Scotland's Ryan Grant called up to join the Lions in Australia

Cian Healy will play no further part in the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia after it was found that he has suffered significant ligament damage to his ankle. Gethin Jenkins has a calf strain, so Scotland's Ryan Grant will join the squad as cover. MORE »

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