England’s Marland Yarde is to undergo surgery on a hip injury. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England wing Marland Yarde could miss the entire Six Nations as he requires surgery to repair a torn hip tendon.The London Irish flyer suffered the in(...)

Brian O’Driscoll attempts to evade  Adi Jacob. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

South Africa 28 Lions 25June 27th, 2009, Pretoria A seventh successive test match defeat for the Lions, but there was no shame in this one. They put t(...)

 Ben Alexander of Australia: scarred by third Test performance against British and Irish Lions. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Australia prop Ben Alexander is haunted by his feeble scrummaging display in the third Test against the British and Irish Lions.The Wallabies’ woeful (...)

 Manu Tuilagi is set to be sidelined for “weeks, leading to months potentially” after suffering a suspected torn pectoral muscle.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Manu Tuilagi is a serious doubt for England’s autumn international fixtures after Leicester boss Richard Cockerill revealed the powerful centre has su(...)

Leicester and England flanker Tom Croft during last Sunday’s Premiership game against Worcester, during which he suffered the knee injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

England international Tom Croft has been ruled out for the entire season due to a knee injury.The Leicester flanker has undergone surgery after suffer(...)

 Left to right - Owen Farrell, Jamie Heaslip, Tom Youngs, Alex Cuthbert, Adam Jones (under jacket), Ben Youngs and Sam Warburton watch the final moments of the second Test from the bench. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

So, not entirely surprisingly, it’s come down to this. It’s been that kind of season, that kind of tour. Both sides now have an 80 minute shot at fore(...)

Will Genia: will likely play a pivotal role against the Lions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Brian O’Driscoll addressed the Lions squad yesterday, reflecting back on how an opportunity knocked and passed by at this exact point a dozen yea(...)

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(...)

Tommy Bowe has recovered from injury to be named for the second Lions test against Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In the fall-out from the first test it was the woebegone Wallabies who seemed in greater need of overhaul but whereas they’ve made just two enforced c(...)

Paul O’Connell has been asked to remain on with the Lions for the remainder of the tour. Photograph: Inpho

It is a measure of his contribution to date, both on and off the pitch, that Paul O’Connell has been asked to remain on with the Lions for the remaind(...)