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#Lions 2013

From The42 O'Driscoll aims to keep it simple while chasing new high at Suncorp Breakdown

O'Driscoll aims to keep it simple while chasing new high at Suncorp

12 years on from his watershed display at The Gabba, the centre unveiled the gameplan needed for a repeat result.

From The42 'Caring' relationship at the core of BOD-Davies midfield partnership Odd Couple

'Caring' relationship at the core of BOD-Davies midfield partnership

O’Driscoll doesn’t drink tea, but if he did we’re sure Jon Davies would fetch him a cup.

From The42 With Folau's X-Factor, Genia is unfazed by approaching Lions Big Talk

With Folau's X-Factor, Genia is unfazed by approaching Lions

The Queensland scrum-half is well used to being targeted by opposition defences.

From The42 Simon Zebo is at it again, and this time he's ACTUALLY singing Blackstreet This post contains videos
From The42 David Wallace: 'Real deal' Zebo could miss his Test chance once Bowe returns Column

David Wallace: 'Real deal' Zebo could miss his Test chance once Bowe returns

The former Ireland and Lions flanker feels Warren Gatland did a disservice to Andrew Trimble and Tim Visser by selecting Shane Williams on Tuesday.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll backs Lions versus 'smart' Australia Game Time

Brian O'Driscoll backs Lions versus 'smart' Australia

The Ireland talisman will start the first game of a Lions tour for the fourth time tomorrow.

From The42 ‘Do it for Queen and country’: English cricketers' cringey good luck message to Lions Lions 2013 This post contains videos
From The42 Lions presented their Test jerseys ahead of first meeting with Australia Lions 2013

Lions presented their Test jerseys ahead of first meeting with Australia

Someone needs to get Jamie Heaslip a belt… quick.

From The42 'Rooting for the Wallabies' ad causes controversy in Oz ahead of first Test Lions 2013

'Rooting for the Wallabies' ad causes controversy in Oz ahead of first Test

Rooting means something else down under.

From The42 3 new Wallabies that the Lions will look to savage… Lions 2013

3 new Wallabies that the Lions will look to savage…

Lions fan and rugby blogger Shane O’Leary takes a closer look at Australia’s three new caps to face the Lions tomorrow.

From The42 Little Leigh Halfpenny ready to take to the skies against 6'5" Israel Folau Hang Time

Little Leigh Halfpenny ready to take to the skies against 6'5" Israel Folau

The Lions full-back expects to have his hands full in tomorrow morning’s first Test against Australia.

From The42 Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies Lions Classics This post contains videos

Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies

The 21-year-old Irish wonder-kid beat five Australians on his way to the tryline and a First Test win in 2001.

From The42 Captain Sam Warburton desperate to tick the box marked 'Lions Series winner' Lions 2013

Captain Sam Warburton desperate to tick the box marked 'Lions Series winner'

The Welshman believes the experience of Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell has been vital ahead of the First Test.

From The42 Flashback: Spear tackle ends O’Driscoll’s Test captaincy after 40 seconds Lions Classics

Flashback: Spear tackle ends O’Driscoll’s Test captaincy after 40 seconds

The Irishman was located by Tana Umaga and Kevan Mealamu in the opening stages and singled out for rough treatment.

From The42 'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne Column

'O'Brien didn't put a foot wrong but has to watch from the stands' -- Shane Byrne

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels Warren Gatland has made a horses for courses selection in Dan Lydiate.

From The42 Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the unbeaten 1974 Tour to South Africa Lions Great

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the unbeaten 1974 Tour to South Africa

The former captain tells us about taking the fight to the Springboks and the infamous ’99′ call.

From The42 Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread New Yawk

Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread

Alex Corbisiero has a history of mincing Aussies, just ask Tom Court.

From The42 Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips on shutting down Wallaby wizard Will Genia Magic Mike This post contains videos

Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips on shutting down Wallaby wizard Will Genia

“Things seem to tick off him,” remarks the Welshman, who teams up with Jonny Sexton on Saturday.

From The42 Sky Sports say Brian O'Driscoll has participated in 200 Ryder Cups Lions 2013

Sky Sports say Brian O'Driscoll has participated in 200 Ryder Cups

Pretty good going, in fairness.

From The42 In pictures: Irish Lions show George North how to hurl in Brisbane Lions 2013

In pictures: Irish Lions show George North how to hurl in Brisbane

Simon Zebo and Conor Muray togged out too.

From The42 Heaslip the hero but Murray and O'Brien desperately unlucky to miss Lions cut Love Eight

Heaslip the hero but Murray and O'Brien desperately unlucky to miss Lions cut

The Ireland captain has gone from an original squad outsider to Warren Gatland’s first choice at the back of the pack.

From The42 4 Irishmen named in Lions team for First Test with Wallabies Lions 2013

4 Irishmen named in Lions team for First Test with Wallabies

Sam Warburton will captain the side against Australia and is joined in the back row by Jamie Heaslip.

From The42 Genia and O'Connor team up as Australia name side for Lions Test Wallabies

Genia and O'Connor team up as Australia name side for Lions Test

Robbie Deans has named three debutants in a starting XV to be captained by lock James Horwill.

From The42 Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the 1971 Tour to New Zealand Lions Great

Lions legend Willie John McBride recalls the 1971 Tour to New Zealand

We talk to the great man about his call-up shock in 1962 and defeating the mighty All Blacks in New Zealand.

From The42 Jennings believes Leinster teammates Heaslip and O'Brien will make Lions 23 Lions 2013

Jennings believes Leinster teammates Heaslip and O'Brien will make Lions 23

The Irish flanker has been impressed with the form of his provincial teammates Down Under.

From The42 Lions fullback Stuart Hogg is still rocking it on Bebo Bebo Buddies

Lions fullback Stuart Hogg is still rocking it on Bebo

That reminds us, ‘Must delete Bebo account’.

From The42 5 reasons the Wallabies will trounce the Lions… according to the Aussies Lions 2013

5 reasons the Wallabies will trounce the Lions… according to the Aussies

‘The limey Brits and pasty Irish won’t know what hit them,’ say GreenAndGold.com experts.

From The42 Flashback: Springbok blitz catches the Lions on the hop in 2009 Lions Classics This post contains videos

Flashback: Springbok blitz catches the Lions on the hop in 2009

Paul O’Connell and David Wallace reflect on the lightning quick start made by South Africa in the First Test.

From The42 Lions fans unite: Braveheart, dragon, knight and... a leprechaun United Nations

Lions fans unite: Braveheart, dragon, knight and... a leprechaun

We really must think of a more warrior-like national icon to dress up as.

From The42 George North fitness lifts Lions for first Test Lions 2013

George North fitness lifts Lions for first Test

Assistant coach Rob Howley today said his countryman was fully recovered from a hamstring strain

From The42 McGeechan: Gatland can lead Lions to victory Lions 2013

McGeechan: Gatland can lead Lions to victory

The tourists lost to the Brumbies yesterday but Geech reckons Gatty will get it done.

From The42 'They wanted it more, right from the off' admits Lions captain Rory Best Broken Darts

'They wanted it more, right from the off' admits Lions captain Rory Best

The Ulster and Ireland hooker may have thrown himself out of Test contention after a wayward outing in Canberra.

From The42 The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies Capital Punishment

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

From The42 Best pics: Lions hit a speedbump in Brumbies defeat Lions 2013 This post contains images

Best pics: Lions hit a speedbump in Brumbies defeat

It wasn’t a great morning for the tourists in Canberra. Next up: Australia.

From The42 'We got what we deserved' admits Gatland as Lions crash to Brumbies loss Outfought

'We got what we deserved' admits Gatland as Lions crash to Brumbies loss

The Lions head coach said it was ‘hard to comment’ on positives after he witnessed his side humbled in Canberra.

From The42 As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour Reality Bites This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour

Rory Best led the Lions in Canberra and there were starts for Test hopefuls Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney too.

From The42 Breakfast with Lions: Waking up to the storm before the storm Lions 2013 This post contains videos

Breakfast with Lions: Waking up to the storm before the storm

Rory Best captains the Lions in their final warm-up ahead of Saturday’s first Test. Here’s what you need to know.

From The42 Lions feeding on 2009 pain ahead of first Oz Test Mind Games

Lions feeding on 2009 pain ahead of first Oz Test

“There’s almost an arrogance running off them and they believe that they can win this series,” says Shane Williams.

From The42 Test foot forward: Wade can play himself into contention v Brumbies Wing And A Player

Test foot forward: Wade can play himself into contention v Brumbies

Shane Williams has urged young wing partner Christian Wade to take his chance against the Brumbies tomorrow morning.

From The42 Shane Williams: If I felt I wasn't good enough, I would've told them where to stick it Lions 2013

Shane Williams: If I felt I wasn't good enough, I would've told them where to stick it

Good news for Brad Barritt too — his boots made it to Australia.