Category Archives: Australia

The Six Nations – The Halfway Mark

We’re about halfway through the Six Nations Championship and we’ve seen the best, and the not so great, of Rugby in the first two weekends. The opening weekend was brilliant with England v Scotland a great open game with a … Continue reading

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Stuart Barnes’s Lions Test XV

Here’s Stuart Barnes’s Lions Test XV for the first test against Australia seen in today’s Sunday Times: 15. Rob Kearney 14. George North 13. Jonathan Davies 12. Brian O’ Driscoll (c) 11. Leigh Halfpenny 10. Jonny Sexton 9. Ben Youngs … Continue reading

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Hooker: Dylan Hartley v Rory Best

This is what the Lions year is all about. The competition is already brewing up, and we haven’t even started the Six Nations yet. I’m not sure what will be the outcome of this citing, but with Hartley’s past record … Continue reading

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The Lions Tour – The Past and the Present

History Football’s main event is the World Cup. The Olympics is the main event for Athletics, but in Rugby, the Lions Tour is the main event. The main reason for this is the fact that Rugby didn’t have a world cup until … Continue reading

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A potential Wallaby to face the Lions: Israel Folau

Israel Folau has signed this week for the New South Wales Waratahs. The 23 year old makes the transition to Rugby Union not from Rugby League, as has become common for Rugby Union players, but from Australian Rules Football. Although … Continue reading

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The Lions Team After The Autumn Internationals

Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Andy Nicol and Jonathan Davies (Jiffy to you and me!) have chosen their Lions team after the Autumn Internationals. Jeremy Guscott’s team: R Kearney (Ire), T Visser (Sco), B O’Driscoll (Ire), M Tuilagi (Eng), G North (Wal); … Continue reading

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Australia’s Farewell to Nathan Sharpe

G’day. This week there is a change to the blog. Rather than it being British based and looking at the Welsh campaign in the Autumn Internationals, this week, we’ll look at Australia – the team the Lions will play next … Continue reading

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