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# Lions 2013

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# Lions 2013
Jamie Roberts set to miss first Wallabies Test
It’s another blow for Warren Gatland’s tourists ahead of next Saturday’s first Test with the Aussies.
# Lions 2013
Michael Cheika: Jonny Sexton gave me a ‘dirty look’ after Waratahs game
The former Leinster boss says the Wallabies will have to win the battle at the ruck to earn a series victory.
# Lions 2013
“Jeanie, this is really going to be something” – First Test buzz building for BO’D
The inspirational Irishman caught up with former Wallaby scrumhalf George Gregan in Sydney.
# sunshine boy
Billy Twelvetrees gave up Greek holiday to be a Lion and couldn't be happier
The English centre is hoping to get a chance to play alongside one of his rugby heroes, Brian O’Driscoll.
# famous scalp
Lesson for Lions: When Ulster beat Campese, Lynagh and Australia
Davy Irwin, who captained Ulster on that famous day in 1984, shares his memories of defeating the Wallabies.
# Snubbed
Opinion: How the hell did Shane Williams get a Lions call ahead of Tim Visser?
Warren Gatland may have to eat his ‘just one game’ words if the Welsh winger performs well on Tuesday.
# Lions 2013
'I'm more shocked than you' -- Shane Williams surprised by Lions call-up
The former Wales wing will start on Tuesday.
# serious bill
Alex Cuthbert must not have mobile roaming on the Lions Tour
The Welsh winger has some sweet-talking to do with the O2 collections department.
# selfies
The Lions gun show continues and the greening of New York; it's the week in pics
Here’s how the week looked through a lens.
# winging it
Twitter can't stop laughing at Shane Williams' shock Lions call-up
Here are some of the best tweets from a crazy night’s news.
# leftfield
This is getting silly: Shane Williams called into Lions squad
No, your Saturday night drink has not been spiked.
# bolter
'A small bit of rust on my boots', says Zebo after near-perfect start for Lions
The Munster wing very nearly enjoyed the perfect debut Down Under.
# Lions 2013
Here are the best bits from the Lions win over the Waratahs this morning
Paulie says you HAVE to watch it.
# jenno-rous
'Blessed' Jennings determined to make small difference in lives of sick children
The Leinster rugby star has been working with Ronald McDonald House and Crumlin Children’s Hospital since a visit in 2009.
# Man Down
Christian (Wade) thrown into Lions squad as Roberts awaits scan
The Welshman hobbled off in the last quarter of his team’s 30-point win in Sydney.
# Midfield
Lions still have more in their arsenal, says on-fire Davies
The Welshman insists the tourists could have scored more tries against the Waratahs today.
# bringing the heat
Forget Lions, here's the Simon Zebo rapping video the world is raving about
The Irish winger has formed a super rap group with teammate Paddy ‘JCB’ Jackson.
# 7 days to go
The winners and losers from the Lions' win over the Waratahs
47-17, another convincing win for the Lions and the Test XV is beginning to look a little clearer.
AS IT HAPPENED
Lions v Waratahs, 2013 Tour
Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika had his troops primed to test the tourists but Leigh Halfpenny had a 30-point plan.
# red slabs of meat
Aussie paper unveils Lions Slab-O-Meter ahead of Waratahs match
The Sydney Morning Herald is squeezing the life out of their earlier claim Warren Gatland had selected 37 ‘slabs of red meat’.
# Lions 2013
Simon Zebo on that flick: 'I do it every day in training'
For reals.
# Hamstrung
Kearney confident of making up for lost time
“That scanning machine, that was a low point,” says the Leinster fullback eager to provide some highs in Australia.
# Lions 2013
Breakfast with Lions: Cheika and chums ready as Seanie snuggles down
Can Simon Zebo force his way into the Test team? It’s all up for grabs as the Lions take on the NSW Waratahs in Sydney this morning.
# cheiks
Irish Lions eager to keep 'Cheshire Cat grin' off Michael Cheika's face
Shane Jennings pays tribute to his former coach at Leinster, who is now in charge at the New South Wales Waratahs.
# zeebs
Simon Zebo: There's an opportunity there to impress Gatland ahead of Wallabies clashes
The Munster man is out to impress in Sydney tomorrow morning.
# Grenade
The Lions are cheats, just like every other New Zealand side -- Bob Dwyer
“You don’t have to be smart to cheat, you just have to be a cheat,” says Dwyer (possibly) while stirring a pot Down Under.
# Lions 2013
The first great flag of the Lions Tour has arrived
Of course it’s a Paulie flag.
# he's grand
Here's your 'Tommy Bowe Injury Update' Pic of the Day
That and more of the behind-the-scenes goings on from Oz.
# Combinations
Genia working hard to sync up with 'adaptable' O'Connor
The young utility back is a minor fitness concern for Australia this week.
# fullback
Kearney retains hope of pushing for Halfpenny's place
“There is a lot to happen yet,” Kearney says. “I’m running perfectly, have no problems at all and I’m even happier than I expected to be.”
# waratahs way
The best and bloodiest bits from the Lions last battle with the Waratahs
Ronan O’Gara lost the battle in 2001 but the Lions ultimately won the Sydney slugfest.
# GAA
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
When I give the nod, ring for the pizzas. *Nods*
# wonder scores
Aussies give Genia 'Greatest Solo Try' award, no sign of BO'D in Top 5
O’Driscoll’s wonder try in the First Test against the Wallabies was left on the cutting-room floor.
# wallaby woe
"I had to draw a line in the sand" - Wallaby fullback Beale on alcohol battle
The troubled Australian star insists he is 100% focused on delivering a Test Series win for his country.
# taking the pith
Wallabies to give 50,000 free 'Lion-hunter helmets' to home fans at Tests
The Aussies are getting seriously worried about the ever-growing ‘Sea of Red’ Down Under.
# we are sailing
In pictures: Kearney celebrates Lions call by sailing up a storm in Sydney
The fullback was the only Irish Lion let off the leash before Saturday’s big match.
# Lions 2013
View from Down Under: Aussies' "British Lions' whinge checklist"
‘The beer is too cold’ and ‘where’s the Irish in the title’.
# Lions 2013
Zebo, Heaslip, O'Connell and Sexton in Lions team to face Waratahs
Rob Kearney is named on the replacements bench for the make-or-break game in Sydney.
# 36
Billy Twelvetrees called up to Lions squad
The Gloucester Rugby man has been in form for England.
# Lions 2013
In pictures: Lions hit the pool and beach for recovery session in Brisbane
We’ve got a couple of tickets to the gun show.