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Five of rugby’s biggest borefests

So much for Aussie innovation and French flair. Last weekend’s second Test in Melbourne was one of the biggest borefests in modern memory. A scoreless first half followed by a…

Stifled: O'Connell is wrapped up

Match verdict: Ireland 15-32 Australia

By Bea Asprey at the Aviva Stadium In a nutshell Ireland were outscored four tries to nil in Dublin by Australia, who enjoyed their second Test win of this month’s…

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Match verdict: England 20-13 Australia

Firstly the good news. England needed to win and duly delivered, it was their eighth win in nine Test matches. That above all else was key as England continue to…

Collision course: BOD's omission has been met with dismay

Lions 2013: Is Gatland right to defy BOD?

THE THIRD Test is looming. The Lions and Australia have won one match each, and nerves are getting twitchy as each side prepares to nick the series at the death.…

Alex Cuthbert

Lions 2013: Alex Cuthbert’s first Test try

GEORGE NORTH’S try grabbed the headlines after the Lions’ first Test win over Australia in Brisbane, but Alex Cuthbert’s touchdown deserves praise too. It was a well-worked backs move that…

Kurtley Beale

Lions 2013: First Test Australia 21-23 Lions

What a Test match! What a finish! It was nail-biting stuff. There were great tries, powerful hits, end-to-end action and plenty of drama – this is what Lions series are…