James Horwill

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Ireland’s Sean O’Brien in action against Johnny Leota of Samoa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seán O’Brien may be on another branch of the rugby evolutionary tree from Will Genia. But the chances are the Ireland flanker and Australia scrumhalf (...)

Nick Cummins of Australia breaks through to score his team’s second try against Italy   at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Italy 20 Australia 50Australia rebounded from their England defeat to record a 50-20 victory over Italy in their second autumn international at the St(...)

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(...)

 Leigh Halfpenny celebrates after the Lions victory and his man of the match performance. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Blood, toil and sweat but there were no tears, not for the Lions. All the cliches that have been coined, the phrases minted, the speeches delivered(...)

Robbie Deans, coach of the Wallabies and captain James Horwill speak to the media in Sydney. Photograph:  Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australia coach Robbie Deans has refused to speculate on his future following the Wallabies’ 2-1 series defeat to the British and Irish Lions.Reports (...)

 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(...)

 George Smith in happy mood after learning of his Test recall. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A feature of the last six weeks in Australia is how Robbie Deans has been the sole voice of the Wallabies’ coaching staff. There hasn’t been a sign of(...)

Australian captain James Horwill (top right) laughs with his team mates at a training session in Sydney.

Moving on to the final, decisive third Test of the 2013 series in Sydney on Saturday, and the home side have retained their captain James Horwill for (...)

Jamie Roberts of the British and Irish Lions rides a wave while surfing at Noosa in Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions are hopeful that Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero will be passed fit for Saturday’s series decider against(...)

 Wallabies captain James Horwill speaks to the media during an Australian  media session  in Sydney, Australia, overnight. Photograph: Getty

A mightily relieved Australia captain James Horwill will be available for this weekend’s third test against the British and Irish Lions after being c(...)

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