7 Jul

British and Irish Lions thrash Australia to seal series win

The British and Irish Lions ended a 16-year wait for a series win with a stunning second-half demolition of Australia in a pulsating decider in Sydney reports BBC Sport
Leading 19-10 at half-time via an early Alex Corbisiero try and four Leigh Halfpenny penalties, the Lions roared to victory with three scores inside 12 minutes.
Jonny Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts all crossed in a breathless spell to bring up the tourists’ record points tally in any Test.
Man-of-the-match Halfpenny landed eight from nine kicks to finish with 21 points.

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The Lions celebrate their victory and series win after the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium

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3 Jul

Brian O’Driscoll omission terrible mistake says Keith Wood

Former Lions hooker Keith Wood says the decision to drop centre Brian O’Driscoll for Saturday’s deciding Test with Australia is a “terrible mistake” reports BBC Sport

England prop Alex Corbisiero and Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien come into the pack while four Welshman – fit again centre Jamie Roberts, hooker Richard Hibbard, scrum-half Mike Phillips and number eight Toby Faletau – complete the changes.

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Brian O’Driscoll, the Lions captain, dives over for the second try during the tour match between the Western Force and the British & Irish Lions at Patersons Stadium

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2 Jul

British Lions Trio could return for Australia Third Test

The British and Irish Lions remain optimistic Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero will be available for Saturday’s series decider against Australia in Sydney reports BBC Sport

The trio need to prove their fitness when training resumes on Wednesday.

“They are all making good progress,” said tour manager Andy Irvine

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Jamie Roberts is challenged by Joe Rokocoko during the match between the British & Irish Lions and the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium

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5 Apr

Cardiff Blues centre Jamie Roberts targets October comeback

Wales centre Jamie Roberts has targeted an October return following knee ligament surgery on Thursday reports BBC Sport.

The Lion will miss the remainder of the season including the Blues Heineken Cup clash with Leinster and Wales’ three-Test tour of Australia in June.

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Vincent Clerc tackles Jamie Roberts during semi final one of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between Wales and France at Eden Park

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