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Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Heaslip at training in Noosa. Surprisingly neither player will figure in Saturday’s big decider in Sydney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As ever, it was hard to see the wood from the trees in Noose yesterday and being Irish, it’s even harder to remain cold-eyed and objective about the o(...)

Sean O’Brien of the Lions dives over for his try against the Melbourne Rebels. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Melbourne Rebels 0 British and Irish Lions 35: The dirt-trackers, re-enforced by the test bench, duly atoned for last week’s blip in Canberra again(...)

Rory Best (left) and Tom Court of the British and Irish Lions during the captain’s run at AAMI Park, Melbourne, scene of Saturday’s second Test against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whatever about the last Tuesday game before the first Test, the last midweek game of the tour ahead of the second Test really is a speed bump. Admitte(...)

British and Irish Lions’ Tommy Bowe has his damaged arm in a sling following the victory over the Queensland Reds at the Suncorp stadium.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

QUEENSLAND REDS 12 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 22: The Queensland Reds rolled the dice and came up just short but it was fun watching them try to out(...)

Jonathan Sexton during British & Irish Lions kicking practice at Patersons Stadium, Perth, Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Back in 2001, the Lions kicked off their ten-match tour of Australia with a facile 116-10 win over a Western Australian selection at the WACA, which o(...)

Rob Kearney trains in Perth yesterday despite confirmation of a grade one hamstring tear. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Akin to the Rolling Stones on tour, Brian O’Driscoll tends to revisit big venues for encores. Tomorrow, he begins his fourth tour where he made his Li(...)

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