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Options: Peter O'Mahony offers all-round package

Lions 2013 squad options: Flankers

IN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

On the spot: Steve Walsh

Summer Tours 2013: The men in the middle

WHEN THE news broke yesterday that referee Steve Walsh would handle the Lions first match of the summer against the Barbarians in Hong Kong and that South Africa’s Craig Joubert…

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Rugby World TV: Post 6 Nations Lions XV

WITH THE RBS 6 Nations now consigned to history, there is just over a month to go until the announcement of the Lions squad meaning in pubs up and down the…

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Hong Kong celebrates record Sevens series audience

FIJI WON the on-field plaudits by sneaking past first-time Cup finalists Wales 26-19, to successfully defend their HSBC Sevens title. In a thrilling final, the South Sea Islanders scored four…

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Lions 2013: Who’s Hot Down Under?

THERE MAY just be one week of the RBS 6 Nations left. Players may be dropping like flies and suddenly we are reshuffling our pecking order of favourites for a…

Team Sky for Stroke

Michael Lynagh’s marathon mission

MICHAEL LYNAGH is going to run the London Marathon on 21 April – almost a year to the day that he suffered a stroke. Look at the former Wallabies fly-half…

Changing lanes: Israel Folau (C) joins the Waratahs on a on-year deal and hopes to play for the Wallabies one day

Code-hopper Israel Folau joins the Waratahs

THE WARATAHS announced the signing of league international Israel Folau on a one-year deal for the 2013 Super Rugby season. A talented rugby league player, Israel played 52 games, including…

Rhys Priestland

Wales v Australia: Five things we learned

Wales once again lost to the Wallabies when it seemed that they couldn’t. They have now lost their last three games to Australia in the dying minutes – once in…

Nathan Sharpe

Wales 12-14 Australia: The Verdict



This game was the horror movie version of Groundhog Day for Wales, who put in their best performance of a hugely disappointing autumn series only to finish bereft after losing…