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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…

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…

Leader: Robshaw was shackled by Aussies

England 14-20 Australia: The Verdict

ENGLAND WENT into this Test against a supposedly dispirited Wallaby squad full of confidence. Sadly, when the whistle went, the roles had been reversed, with England, not so regal, in…

Joe Launchbury

Reality check for Lancaster’s England

STUART LANCASTER had described this autumn as "production time" for England. The Fiji Test was a nice dress rehearsal but Australia was the big opening night. And England fluffed their…

Bradley Davies

Australia v Wales: 3rd Test preview

CLOSE BUT no cigar is a phrase that can too often be associated with Welsh rugby. Yet again last weekend they were within minutes of a historic victory in Australia…

Kurtley Beale returns to Wallabies starting XV

Kurtley Beale returns to Wallabies starting XV

Australia will field nine of the players who started in last year’s history-making win over South Africa at Bloemfontein after the Qantas Wallabies combination for Saturday night’s opening Test in…