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#Lions 2013

# lions-2013 - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Like the DVD, but live: Sexton partying like it's 1997 after sealing series win
# Living The Dream
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# Living The Dream

Like the DVD, but live: Sexton partying like it's 1997 after sealing series win

Jul 6th 2013, 3:54 PM 5,688 Views 8 Comments

Break out the Dom Pérignon, Mr Bond.

Reaction: Bittersweet symphony as Gatland's Lions eventually get the job done
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Reaction: Bittersweet symphony as Gatland's Lions eventually get the job done

Jul 6th 2013, 2:38 PM 4,397 Views 35 Comments

The Kiwi coach has his Lions victory, but a missing Irish centre still overshadows the win.

"I'll always have Lions series winner on my CV, that's what counts" - O'Driscoll
# Series Winner
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# Series Winner

"I'll always have Lions series winner on my CV, that's what counts" - O'Driscoll

Jul 6th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,092 Views 13 Comments

Welsh centre Jonathan Davies, meanwhile, said he felt like ‘public enemy number one’ before the match.

How the Lions rated in their 3rd Test victory over Australia
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How the Lions rated in their 3rd Test victory over Australia

Jul 6th 2013, 1:11 PM 24,050 Views 84 Comments

It took them a while, but the Lions finally played some rugby in the second half of this 16-41 victory.

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour From The42
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As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour

Snapshot: Jamie Heaslip fell asleep* while watching the Lions game today
# Sleeping Beauty
From The42
# Sleeping Beauty

Snapshot: Jamie Heaslip fell asleep* while watching the Lions game today

Jul 6th 2013, 11:56 AM 11,796 Views 11 Comments

*Or maybe he was just resting his eyes.

Forget the Anglo Tapes, check out poor Warren Gatland's voicemail abuse*
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Forget the Anglo Tapes, check out poor Warren Gatland's voicemail abuse*

Jul 6th 2013, 9:29 AM 20,714 Views 15 Comments

*As imagined by some extremely chagrined Lions supporters.

David Wallace: Oz have edge but another burst of North magic could swing it
# Column
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# Column

David Wallace: Oz have edge but another burst of North magic could swing it

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,648 Views 12 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions flanker questions many of Warren Gatland’s last-ditch squad selections ahead of today’s decider.

Breakfast with Lions: Jamie Roberts is a lucky man and how to make your very own Adam Jones
# Now Or Never
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# Now Or Never

Breakfast with Lions: Jamie Roberts is a lucky man and how to make your very own Adam Jones

Jul 6th 2013, 6:44 AM 2,821 Views 1 Comment

It all comes down to this.

# lions-2013 - Friday 5 July, 2013

Denis Hickie recalls his Lions experiences of taking on an entire nation in 2005
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Denis Hickie recalls his Lions experiences of taking on an entire nation in 2005

Jul 5th 2013, 5:39 PM 5,476 Views 3 Comments

“Everywhere you went, it was rugby, it was the Lions, and everybody was telling you the All Blacks were going to beat you.”

Can you guess who Simon Zebo and his Lions team-mates are impersonating?
# Impressions
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# Impressions

Can you guess who Simon Zebo and his Lions team-mates are impersonating?

Jul 5th 2013, 3:46 PM 7,517 Views 8 Comments

Also featuring Sean O’Brien, Mike Phillips and awful, awful impressions.

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989

Jul 5th 2013, 12:49 PM 1,828 Views 2 Comments

The Welsh winger pounced on a loose David Campese pass to beat the Australians.

I'd have picked Brian O'Driscoll, admits Lions legend McGeechan
# Sense
From The42
# Sense

I'd have picked Brian O'Driscoll, admits Lions legend McGeechan

Jul 5th 2013, 12:25 PM 3,888 Views 9 Comments

“He is also a great leader. I worry that the Lions will miss that sort of influence,” Geech added.

'We ain't Lion' -- one Dublin restaurant is still on the BOD bandwagon
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

'We ain't Lion' -- one Dublin restaurant is still on the BOD bandwagon

Jul 5th 2013, 10:24 AM 4,738 Views 7 Comments

This Aungier Street eaterie put its hand up for most puntastic sign of the day.

O'Driscoll axing a masterstroke, says Gibbs
# Tidy
From The42
# Tidy

O'Driscoll axing a masterstroke, says Gibbs

Jul 5th 2013, 10:04 AM 7,522 Views 17 Comments

The Welshman reckons Warren Gatland made the right call on BOD.

O'Driscoll recall rumours prove false but Bowe is 'ready to play rugby'
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

O'Driscoll recall rumours prove false but Bowe is 'ready to play rugby'

Jul 5th 2013, 9:11 AM 19,321 Views 59 Comments

Don’t say that to Warren Gatland, Tommy, he might drop you.

# lions-2013 - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Stoic O'Driscoll earns praise from Welsh centre Jonathan Davies
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Stoic O'Driscoll earns praise from Welsh centre Jonathan Davies

Jul 4th 2013, 1:33 PM 9,132 Views 34 Comments

“After the team was announced BOD came over and shook my hand and congratulated me,” Davies revealed.

The 'collect my dole' flag from Euro 2012 resurfaces on the Lions Tour
# Lions Flags
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# Lions Flags

The 'collect my dole' flag from Euro 2012 resurfaces on the Lions Tour

Jul 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,698 Views 7 Comments

These boys are on a long social welfare leash.

1 change in Australia team as they seek 1 more win to send Lions packing
# Pick Me Up
From The42
# Pick Me Up

1 change in Australia team as they seek 1 more win to send Lions packing

Jul 4th 2013, 1:52 AM 3,615 Views 10 Comments

George Smith is back in the Green and Gold after a three-year hiatus from international rugby.

# lions-2013 - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing
# Legend Laments
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# Legend Laments

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:34 PM 31,940 Views 84 Comments

“I think the concept and the ethos of the Lions is beginning to slip and that worries me very much,” admitted the former captain.

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:47 PM 8,420 Views 34 Comments

Andy Howell stoked the flames of injustice over Brian O’Driscoll’s axing by declaring two more Welshmen should start in Sydney.

Australia set to trust old head George Smith in 3rd Test
# Tried And Tested
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# Tried And Tested

Australia set to trust old head George Smith in 3rd Test

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:30 PM 2,807 Views 1 Comment

Gatty, take note.

Cian Healy just burned his girlfriend real bad on Twitter
# Twittersphere
From The42
# Twittersphere

Cian Healy just burned his girlfriend real bad on Twitter

Jul 3rd 2013, 3:26 PM 14,031 Views 10 Comments

It’s okay, Holly. This whole Brian O’Driscoll drama has thrown us all.

3 reasons Jonathan Davies needed to up his game, not Brian O'Driscoll
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

3 reasons Jonathan Davies needed to up his game, not Brian O'Driscoll

Jul 3rd 2013, 2:37 PM 6,477 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh centre is a fine player, but Gatland has ignored these key errors from the second Test.

Lions pressure has turned Gatland genius to indecision and farce
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Lions pressure has turned Gatland genius to indecision and farce

Jul 3rd 2013, 1:57 PM 6,989 Views 16 Comments

From being the undisputed best choice for the job, Warren Gatland has plotted his way to a point of no return.

The Brian O'Driscoll / Hitler Downfall video is one of the best yet
# Gatland's Downfall?
From The42
# Gatland's Downfall?

The Brian O'Driscoll / Hitler Downfall video is one of the best yet

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:43 AM 24,196 Views 14 Comments

Every cloud has a silver lining…

Keith Wood 'totally at a loss' over lack of subtlety in Lions game-plan and selection
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Keith Wood 'totally at a loss' over lack of subtlety in Lions game-plan and selection

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:03 AM 6,304 Views 2 Comments

The former hooker believes Gatland has consistently tried to ‘de-power’ the issue captaincy and on-field leadership.

Angry mobs, The Bull's gunship and Mufasa called in as Twitter fumes over BOD cull
# #JusticeForBOD
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# #JusticeForBOD

Angry mobs, The Bull's gunship and Mufasa called in as Twitter fumes over BOD cull

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:58 AM 8,775 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what the Twittersphere thinks of Warren Gatland’s team selection.

Poll: Was Warren Gatland right to drop Brian O'Driscoll?
# Justified?
From The42
# Justified?

Poll: Was Warren Gatland right to drop Brian O'Driscoll?

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:50 AM 10,801 Views 26 Comments

Is O’Driscoll past it? Or has the pressure finally taken its toll on Gatty’s brain?

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys
# Bod Shock
From The42
# Bod Shock

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:29 AM 13,345 Views 53 Comments

The Lions coach has given Australia a huge psychological boost ahead of the Third Test on Saturday.

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test

Jul 3rd 2013, 3:53 AM 38,360 Views 224 Comments

The legendary centre’s Lions career is over as head coach Warren Gatland makes six changes.

# lions-2013 - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:10 PM 3,391 Views 7 Comments

Jeremy Guscott’s drop goal in the closing stages of the Second Test stunned the world champion Springboks.

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric
# Sevens Up
From The42
# Sevens Up

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:01 PM 8,638 Views 15 Comments

Warren Gatland will name his starting Xv for the Third Test in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Wise-cracking koalas, sagely kangaroos and, yes, Lions on show as Lions go to the zoo
# Going Wild
From The42
# Going Wild

Wise-cracking koalas, sagely kangaroos and, yes, Lions on show as Lions go to the zoo

Jul 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 4,418 Views 1 Comment

Jonathan Sexton got a little too cosy with that critter for our liking.

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'
# Mad Dog
From The42
# Mad Dog

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:40 AM 2,759 Views 11 Comments

“It’s water under the bridge now,” said tour manager Andy Irvine. “Move on.”

This post-Lions defeat Downfall spoof is a pretty good way to get you smiling this Tuesday
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

This post-Lions defeat Downfall spoof is a pretty good way to get you smiling this Tuesday

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 3,806 Views 0 Comments

The Führer can’t believe Ryan Grant never got on the pitch.

Lions heartbreaker says there's nothing like a bit of man love after scoring winning try
# Hug It Out
From The42
# Hug It Out

Lions heartbreaker says there's nothing like a bit of man love after scoring winning try

Jul 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,747 Views 0 Comments

Adam Ashley-Cooper was all hugs and smiles after delivering a huge victory for his country.

Wallabies captain James Horwill cleared of stamping charge
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

Wallabies captain James Horwill cleared of stamping charge

Jul 2nd 2013, 6:47 AM 5,246 Views 25 Comments

Horwill will now play the must-win third and final Test against the Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

# lions-2013 - Monday 1 July, 2013

12 of the best Irish flags on the Lions tour to Australia
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

12 of the best Irish flags on the Lions tour to Australia

Jul 1st 2013, 9:00 PM 23,174 Views 18 Comments

Rugby fans from the Emerald Isle are doing the country proud Down Under.

Aussies start #JusticeforHorwill campaign as Wallaby captain awaits fate
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Aussies start #JusticeforHorwill campaign as Wallaby captain awaits fate

Jul 1st 2013, 3:54 PM 3,275 Views 15 Comments

The lock will not learn if he will miss the Third Test with the Lions until Tuesday morning [Australian time].