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#Lions 2013

# lions-2013 - Monday 1 July, 2013

Sean O’Brien and Brian O’Driscoll engage in Twitter embarrassment war
# Man Versus Tank
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# Man Versus Tank

Sean O’Brien and Brian O’Driscoll engage in Twitter embarrassment war

Jul 1st 2013, 3:05 PM 23,824 Views 24 Comments

The Lions captain-in-waiting started the light-hearted spat but the Tullow Tank is determined to finish it.

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet
# Hurting
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# Hurting

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet

Jul 1st 2013, 2:12 PM 3,920 Views 1 Comment

The man expected to lead the Lions this weekend wants one more gigantic effort from this teammates.

Wallabies emotionally drained, says Farrell ahead of crunch third Test
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# Lions 2013

Wallabies emotionally drained, says Farrell ahead of crunch third Test

Jul 1st 2013, 10:06 AM 3,434 Views 4 Comments

Australia skipper James Horwill was in tears after the one-point win on Saturday.

O'Driscoll favourite to lead the Lions as Warburton ruled out of third Test
# Captain
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# Captain

O'Driscoll favourite to lead the Lions as Warburton ruled out of third Test

Jul 1st 2013, 8:57 AM 10,897 Views 53 Comments

The Welsh player suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s second Test in Melbourne.

# lions-2013 - Saturday 29 June, 2013

If you can bear to watch... here are the highlights of the Lions' loss to Australia
# Nail-Biter
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# Nail-Biter

If you can bear to watch... here are the highlights of the Lions' loss to Australia

Jun 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 3,119 Views 0 Comments

It’s over now, Jonesy. You can stop eating your coat.

Opinion: O'Driscoll in danger of watching the Lions finale from the sidelines
# One Last Push
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# One Last Push

Opinion: O'Driscoll in danger of watching the Lions finale from the sidelines

Jun 29th 2013, 6:08 PM 9,676 Views 39 Comments

Jamie Roberts should return could push the Irishman onto the bench but the decision may rest on Sam Warburton’s fitness.

Lions haven’t shown enough to win series, but it’s far from over — O’Driscoll
# One All
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# One All

Lions haven’t shown enough to win series, but it’s far from over — O’Driscoll

Jun 29th 2013, 3:00 PM 8,589 Views 27 Comments

Everything will be riding on the veteran centre’s last Lions appearance in Sydney.

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss
# Roo's Bounce Back
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# Roo's Bounce Back

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss

Jun 29th 2013, 2:09 PM 3,010 Views 3 Comments

The Lions captain has a hamstring strain and is a big doubt for the final Test.

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride
# Fireman's Lift
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# Fireman's Lift

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride

Jun 29th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,935 Views 6 Comments

“Come with me if you want to live!”

How the Lions rated in their 2nd Test against Australia
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

How the Lions rated in their 2nd Test against Australia

Jun 29th 2013, 1:14 PM 22,598 Views 78 Comments

That was tough going for all concerned.

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

Lest we forget: Ulster fans bring memory of Nevin Spence to Melbourne
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# Lions 2013

Lest we forget: Ulster fans bring memory of Nevin Spence to Melbourne

Jun 29th 2013, 11:21 AM 3,181 Views 7 Comments

Nice touch, lads.

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series
# Hulk Smash
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# Hulk Smash

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series

Jun 29th 2013, 9:35 AM 2,389 Views 0 Comments

“The overriding feeling is one of excitement,” declared the winger. “We’re ready for the challenge

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions
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# Lions 2013

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions

Jun 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 10,440 Views 25 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions winger re-lives his experiences on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan
# Second Test
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# Second Test

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan

Jun 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,535 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels ‘tackling machine’ Dan Lydiate has been drafted in to shut Will Genia down.

# lions-2013 - Friday 28 June, 2013

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack
# Perfect 10
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# Perfect 10

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack

Jun 28th 2013, 10:09 PM 4,207 Views 6 Comments

The Lions out half knows this is his chance to make the most out of a short career.

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions

Jun 28th 2013, 8:00 PM 2,262 Views 0 Comments

‘Jamie was probably our best player at the end of the season and he carried that form into the Lions tour’.

Mortlock predicts breakdown 'battle royale' as Wallabies cling to 2nd Test hope
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Mortlock predicts breakdown 'battle royale' as Wallabies cling to 2nd Test hope

Jun 28th 2013, 7:24 PM 1,670 Views 0 Comments

The ex-Australia captain believes the intensity will be turned up even further in AAMI Park.

Watch out Zeebs! 1,000,000 scoring points for the lady that tames a Lion
# Tongue In Cheek
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# Tongue In Cheek

Watch out Zeebs! 1,000,000 scoring points for the lady that tames a Lion

Jun 28th 2013, 6:00 PM 7,055 Views 4 Comments

Note: Active Lions players need only apply.

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace
# Column
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# Column

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace

Jun 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,841 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland Lions flanker believes the second Test will top the first for sheer, nerve-shredding tension.

Sexton ready to rein in Bowe's boundless enthusiasm
# Like A Boss
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# Like A Boss

Sexton ready to rein in Bowe's boundless enthusiasm

Jun 28th 2013, 3:34 PM 3,592 Views 0 Comments

‘Tommy would call moves on himself all day’, says the Irish number 10.

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle
# In Bod They Trust
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# In Bod They Trust

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle

Jun 28th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,278 Views 4 Comments

Attempts to deliver a box of Barry’s Tea to the Lions team hotel in Melbourne was met with nonplussed reaction by staff at the front desk.

Welsh prop fined for Lions pub assault
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# Lions 2013

Welsh prop fined for Lions pub assault

Jun 28th 2013, 1:12 PM 4,456 Views 2 Comments

“I hope you recover from your injuries and I’m truly sorry,” Craig Mitchell told a court earlier.

'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne
# Deep Impact
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# Deep Impact

'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne

Jun 28th 2013, 1:02 PM 4,864 Views 14 Comments

The former Lions hooker expects the Australia captain to miss out on the Third Test with a playing ban.

Tolerate this! Jamie Roberts keeps hamstring warm by jamming with Manic Street Preachers
# You Love Us
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# You Love Us

Tolerate this! Jamie Roberts keeps hamstring warm by jamming with Manic Street Preachers

Jun 28th 2013, 11:18 AM 3,198 Views 2 Comments

Jamie Huw Roberts v James Dean Bradfield.

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try
# Finger Wag
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# Finger Wag

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try

Jun 28th 2013, 10:59 AM 5,492 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh winger has copped some grief after pointing his finger towards Will Genia’s face before sliding over to score.

Gatland has a cunning plan to deal with Israel Folau…
# Danger Man
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# Danger Man

Gatland has a cunning plan to deal with Israel Folau…

Jun 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,998 Views 1 Comment

‘Yep, tackle him.’

I text my family to say it was game over, says comeback kid Tommy Bowe
# T-Bowe
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# T-Bowe

I text my family to say it was game over, says comeback kid Tommy Bowe

Jun 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 10,738 Views 25 Comments

The Ulsterman will get his tour back on track tomorrow in Melbourne.

# lions-2013 - Thursday 27 June, 2013

This Israel Folau video is the perfect way to get you excited about the 2nd Lions test
# Athlete
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# Athlete

This Israel Folau video is the perfect way to get you excited about the 2nd Lions test

Jun 27th 2013, 10:15 PM 6,095 Views 8 Comments

Play it, Izzy.

'It feels good' -- Tommy Bowe on the hurling glove helping him line out for the Lions
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

'It feels good' -- Tommy Bowe on the hurling glove helping him line out for the Lions

Jun 27th 2013, 10:05 PM 11,246 Views 19 Comments

The Monaghan man will bring a bit of GAA with him in Melbourne.

Lions doctor: Bowe comeback is the stuff of legend
# Wing Wonder
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# Wing Wonder

Lions doctor: Bowe comeback is the stuff of legend

Jun 27th 2013, 3:01 PM 6,201 Views 14 Comments

“The specialist said he had seen one or two people come back early, not in the time frame we wanted, but why don’t we give it a go.”

IRB to appeal citing clearance of Wallabies skipper James Horwill
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

IRB to appeal citing clearance of Wallabies skipper James Horwill

Jun 27th 2013, 12:32 PM 3,023 Views 2 Comments

The ARU said in a response that it was ‘surprised and disappointed’ by the IRB announcement.

Pic: ‘Lock Up Your Sheilas!’ – The Maynooth lads are here
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# Lions 2013

Pic: ‘Lock Up Your Sheilas!’ – The Maynooth lads are here

Jun 27th 2013, 12:00 PM 17,096 Views 19 Comments

Consider this is a fair warning, Melbourne.

Wallaby pair's late night not 'best practice', admits disappointed Robbie Deans
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Wallaby pair's late night not 'best practice', admits disappointed Robbie Deans

Jun 27th 2013, 10:40 AM 4,319 Views 2 Comments

“Suffice to say it wasn’t a comfortable conversation,” said the Australia coach.

Gatland ruthless in pursuit of crowning moment
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Gatland ruthless in pursuit of crowning moment

Jun 27th 2013, 9:25 AM 7,075 Views 3 Comments

Mike Phillips has been left out in the cold.

Leali’ifano cleared for Wallaby action as Beale takes up starting role
# Bouncing Back
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# Bouncing Back

Leali’ifano cleared for Wallaby action as Beale takes up starting role

Jun 27th 2013, 7:23 AM 2,405 Views 0 Comments

Australia coach Robbie Deans has made two enforced changes as he chases the series in Melbourne.

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia
# Team News
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# Team News

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia

Jun 27th 2013, 6:09 AM 15,180 Views 38 Comments

Sean O’Brien and Conor Murray are drafted up to the bench and Mike Phillips drops out of the squad.

# lions-2013 - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Teen idol Farrell has eyes trained on 1 direction only
# 1D
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# 1D

Teen idol Farrell has eyes trained on 1 direction only

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 6,008 Views 1 Comment

The English out-half was in understandably spiky form when cornered by reporters yesterday.

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton

Jun 26th 2013, 6:00 PM 11,991 Views 27 Comments

The lads from GreenandGold feel the Lions outhalf is looking off-colour.

Simon Zebo took us on a tour of his Lions crib… here’s what we learned
# Zeebs
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# Zeebs

Simon Zebo took us on a tour of his Lions crib… here’s what we learned

Jun 26th 2013, 5:00 PM 19,134 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland back sports a pair of Lions ‘budgie-smugglers’. For life.