Reports in Australia media say that talks between between Michael Cheika and the Australia Rugby Union about taking over the national coaching job have hit a stumbling block. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Australian media are reporting that negotiations between former Leinster coach Michael Cheika and the Australia Rugby Union about taking over the nati(...)

 Australian captain Michael Hooper (left) of the Waratahs and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Former Leinster and current New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australia (...)

Lions supporters cheer during the first Test. The atmosphere throughout the game was like a carnival . Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

On a Lions Tour, it’s not just about the players on the field. It’s about the big crowd of eejits that follow the team around, people from all four co(...)

Jonny Sexton during kicking practice, at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne before the second Test. Phograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonny Sexton was almost certainly the Lions’ most important player when the squad was announced and – no disrespect to Owen Farrell – nothing has chan(...)

Ben Mowen of the Wallabies calls out to team mates during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Ben Mowen is one of the series’ undoubted feel good stories. A la Donnacha Ryan, Mike McCarthy and others, he came to the Test party relatively late i(...)

 Rob Kearney of the Lions is tackled during the  match against the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Brumbies 14 Lions 12: Warren Gatland gambled on sacrificing the Lions’ unbeaten record by picking his non-test team and a makeshift backline four day(...)