Lions

ARU bids for 2017 Lions tour-opener

George North.

Jim Morton The Australian Rugby Union is attempting to lure the British and Irish Lions back for a money-spinning kick-off to their 2017 tour of New Zealand.

Lions v Cheetahs

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Lions v Rebels

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Saturday 3.10am (AEST)

Lions rout Cheetahs in try-scoring spree

Elton Jantjies was playing his last game for the Lions before heading to Japan.

The Lions, who had scored only 23 tries in 15 previous Super Rugby matches this season, ran in eight to humiliate the Cheetahs 60-25 in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Rebels lament late momentum shift against Lions

Late flurry: Warren Whiteley of the Lions dives over for a try.

David Barbeler Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has lamented his side's failure to cope with a late momentum shift after the Lions came from behind for a 34-17 win in South Africa on Friday evening.

Lions maul Rebels in Johannesburg

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan lamented his side's failure to cope with a late momentum shift after the Lions came from behind to win 34-17 in South Africa.

Lions v Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will skipper the Crusaders.

Ellis Park, Johannesburg 2.05am (AEDT)

Chiefs make nine changes for Lions clash

Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have made nine changes to their starting line-up in a bid to reverse their form slump against the Lions in Hamilton on Saturday.

Chiefs v Lions

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Lions v Sharks

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 3.10am

Rugby

Chiefs beat Lions 38-8 to lead Super Rugby table

Back from injury: Lions players move in to tackle Charlie Ngatai.

Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs rediscovered their winning mojo with a six-try 38-8 victory over the Lions on Saturday in Hamilton.

Highlanders v Lions

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby

Highlanders hang on for narrow Super Rugby win over the Lions

Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders passes the ball. The Highlanders were too good for the Lions on Saturday night.

The Highlanders stole a 23-22 Super Rugby win over the Lions in Dunedin on Saturday, turning the tables on last week's narrow loss to the Stormers by the same margin.

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Rugby

Waratahs' scrum faces toughest Super Rugby test yet against Lions

Benn Robinson

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika's decision to appoint a defensive coach rather than a set-piece guru this season was always fraught with danger – and the price for it could emerge on Sunday...

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PREVIEWS

Waratahs v Lions

Tough night: WIll Skelton and the Waratahs were no match for the Force.

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Sunday 4.05pm (AEST)

Rugby

Waratahs bolster pack to take on mighty Lions scrum

Hard to stop: Will Skelton in training on Thursday.

Rupert Guinness Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has bolstered the strength of his set-piece forward pack. The 135-kilogram second-rower Will Skelton has been included in the starting side over Jacques Potgieter for...

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Rugby

Waratahs won't mistake Lions for pussycats, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson Physical dominance will stop the Waratahs tripping up on a potential banana skin of a game in Sydney on Sunday.

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Waratahs v Lions

Israel Folau

Stephen Samuelson Full, live coverage as the Waratahs host the Lions.

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Stormers v Lions

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Rugby

Late tries seal Crusaders' victory over Lions

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg set up the final try/

A couple of late tries clinched a 28-7 victory for Canterbury Crusaders over Golden Lions Saturday in a Super Rugby match at Ellis Park.