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Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu (L) talks with Australian rugby union star Quade Cooper (2/L), ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill (2/R) and Welsh international player Gareth Delve (R) at the 2013 Lions Tour

Rebels welcome the Lions to Melbourne

Melbourne Rebels CEO, Steven Boland, has welcomed today’s announcement that will see Melbourne host two matches, including one of three Tests, when the British and Irish Lions make their long-awaited…

James O’Connor, here eluding Seru Rabeni, has given the Wallabies a genuine new option at fly-half

Barbarians v Australia – verdict

OUCH. The Barbarians-Australia match (11-60) proved a damp squib, with the Baa-Baas losing interest after they got too far adrift on the scoreboard early in the second half. The number…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

David Pocock will captain Australia for the first time

Pocock to captain Wallabies against Barbarians

Western Force flanker David Pocock will captain the Qantas Wallabies for the first time after being named to lead Australia in Saturday’s match against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium in…

Victor Matfield during the Barbarians training session today

Matfield to lead Barbarians at Twickenham

Springbok lock legend Victor Matfield will captain the Barbarians in the Killik Cup match against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (kick off 2.35pm). The 34-year-old reprises his role of 2009…

(L-R) Peter Tiberio of USA, Jean Baptiste Gobelet of France and Jesse Parahi of Australia walk with surfboards at Surfers Paradise beach ahead of the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series

Sevens Players hit the Surf on Gold Coast

Two days before the kick-off of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2011/12 at the Gold Coast Sevens, players from defending Series champions New Zealand, tournament hosts Australia and fellow challengers…