Mick Cleary Warren Gatland remained confident on Monday night that Brian O'Driscoll would be fit to travel with the British and Irish Lions to Australia in a fortnight even though the former Lions captain was the only one of the 37-man squad not able to attend yesterday's kitting-out gathering in London.
George Gregan Tries, not goalkicking, will decide this series; and the Six Nations champions know how to take their chances.
Rupert Guinness, Megan Levy THEY say interest in rugby union in Australia is waning? Fans stood up and showed otherwise on Monday by buying every ticket for the three-Test British and Irish Lions Tour against the Wallabies in 15 minutes. Hours later some of the tickets were being offered online for four times the original price.
Matthew Burke Twelve years ago the British and Irish Lions sent a squad to our shores to conquer the Wallabies and all that stood in front of them.
As excitement continues to grow ahead of first British and Irish Lions tour in 12 years, Paul Cully takes a look at the 12 top moments from previous tours.
Luckless Brisbane Lions utility Brent Staker has undergone more knee surgery as he attempts to make his long-awaited return to AFL action.
BRITISH and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is counting on Australian counterpart Robbie Deans allowing the Wallabies to play in the touring side's lead-up games to their three-Test series in June.
Super Rugby strugglers, the Lions, have reinstated New Zealand-born coach John Mitchell after an inquiry found him not guilty of charges relating to his coaching and management style.
Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell says he has been found not guilty of charges of misconduct by the Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) and is demanding to be reinstated as head coach of the South African side.
Mick Cleary in Menton, France Jonny Wilkinson has declared himself available for the Lions' tour to Australia.
David Legge The Bulls clinched a place in the Super Rugby play-offs by dominating the second half to defeat fellow South Africans the Lions 37-20 at chilly Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)
David Legge The Lions led by 24 points and trailed by five before a late try from replacement forward Jaco Kriel set up a 37-32 triumph over Melbourne Rebels on Saturday in a Super Rugby thriller.
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
Colin Bryden Canadian international Jebb Sinclair came off the bench to score a crucial try as the Stormers stayed top of the Super Rugby South African conference log with a hard-fought 27-17 win over the Lions at Newlands on Saturday.
Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
An investigation against coach John Mitchell has been started by the Golden Lions Rugby Union.
Super Rugby strugglers the Lions have suspended New Zealand-born coach John Mitchell after some players complained about his coaching and management style.
David Legge A controversial disallowed late try cost the Sharks two bonus points as they suffered a shock 38-28 Super 15 defeat by the Lions on Saturday.
Two second-half tries have secured the Western Force a scrappy 17-11 Super Rugby victory over the Lions at Perth’s nib Stadium to avoid an embarrassing loss to the bottom-placed South African team.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.40pm(AEST)
QUADE COOPER made a triumphant return at Suncorp Stadium last night by helping the Queensland Reds to an impressive victory against the Lions.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
The Blues lifted themselves off the bottom of the Super Rugby ladder with a 25-3 victory over fellow strugglers the Lions in Auckland on Friday night.
Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Marc Hinton Moneyball, the Hollywood types would brand it. Picking players based on stats to produce results. Down in Chiefs country they just call it winning rugby.
Bayer Growers Stadium, Pukekohe 5.35pm (AEST)
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies continue to firm as genuine finals contenders after ending a successful South African tour with a 34-20 win over the Johannesburg Lions at Ellis Park this morning.
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg, Saturday 3.10am (AEST)