Lions Tour

Lions farce

The nature of Super Rugby’s schedule has turned the Lions tour opener into a farce. And former Lions coach Sir Clive Woodward has labelled the Force’s attitude a disgrace.

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BOD skippers Lions

Brian O’Driscoll will captain the British and Irish Lions against the Force in Perth.

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First recruit called

Rory Best is the first, and certainly not the last, backup player to get a call up to the British & Irish Lions squad.

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Deans dumps Cooper – for now

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans omitted Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale in his initial 25-player squad for the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions.

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Louw fronts Lions

Bath-based Springbok Francois Louw will play for the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions.

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Jonny come lately

Don’t be surprised to see Jonny Wilkinson in Australia with the British and Irish Lions.

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Warburton handed captaincy

The British and Irish Lions squad has been announced, with no Johnny Wilkinson in the squad and Sam Warburton named as captain.

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Sam’s the man

Welsh captain Sam Warburton is favoured to captain the British and Irish Lions.

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Cooper set for Wallabies return

Robbie Deans has included controversial flyhalf Quade Cooper in his 49-man Wallabies training squad for the British and Irish Lions tour in June and July.

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