All Blacks forward Sam Cane at yesterday’s press conference at the  Castleknock Hotel & Country Club,  Co Dublin.  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The All Black management have no concerns around team discipline or players holding curfews this week in Dublin.Following Australia’s suspension of si(...)

Rob Simmons of Australia: returns after a knee injury. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie sprang a surprise yesterday, naming the towering two-metre Rob Simmons at blindside flanker for the first time for the t(...)

Wallabies captain James Horwill reacts as team-mate Sekope Kepu celebrates with him after beating the Lions in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The Australian rugby community likened it to their Justin Harrison moment, when on his debut in the third Test a dozen years ago Harrison had the teme(...)

George North carries the ball and Australia’s Israel Folau downfield at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Australia 16 Lions 15: This always had the look of a game which would be decided by one moment, and long before the end, in truth, the Wallabies looke(...)

Australia coach Robbie Deans

Australia coach Robbie Deans has given James O’Connor another chance at outhalf and promoted Kurtley Beale to starting fullback for the Wallabies’ mus(...)

Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies slips as he tries to kick what would have been a match-winning penalty against the Lions at  Suncorp Stadium  in Brisbane. Photograph:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images.

Rules and laws change, travelling armies assume greater volume and colour, sky cams, ref cams, High Definition, social media et al have changed the wa(...)

Australia centre Christian Leali’ifano gives the thumbs up to the crowd as he is stretchered off the pitch following an injury sustained in the opening minute of the first Test  against the Lions in Brisbane. Photograph:   Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions winger Tommy Bowe will be available for the second Test against Australia in Melbourne after having surgery to fix a broken bo(...)

A dejected Seán O’Brien after the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies. His ability to cover the entire backrow from the bench will be missed. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As if on cue for the announcement of the teams for the first Test in Brisbane tomorrow, the initial media corps of 40 or 50 which had accompanied t(...)

Australia international Kurtley Beale was one of two Melbourne Rebels players sent home from South Africa after an incident on their team bus. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Australia internationals Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna have been sent home from South Africa by Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels and face furt(...)

David Pocock will miss the Lions tour of Australia

Australia flanker David Pocock will miss the upcoming Test series against the British and Irish Lions after rupturing an anterior cruciate liga(...)