7:56 am, Wed 19 Jun 2013
North fit for Australia Test
Rob Howley says North's fit to play.
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British and Irish Lions winger George North has been passed fit for Saturday's first Test against Australia after recovering from his hamstring problem.
North was a doubt for the series opener at Suncorp Stadium after sustaining the injury a week ago, but assistant coach Rob Howley says he has fully recovered.
"George came through a fitness test this morning and I've never seen him in better shape. He'll be available and that's a big boost for us,"
7:31 am, Wed 05 Jun 2013
K.O. is at 11am.
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The British and Irish Lions today play their first game of this tour on Australian soil, as they take on Western Force.
Injured Captain Sam Warburton's role is taken over by Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll.
There are four Welsh players in today's starting line-up with Toby Faletau on the bench.
6:52 am, Mon 03 Jun 2013
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll will lead the Lions in their next match against Western Force
Brian O'Driscoll has been named captain of the Lions team due to face Western Force. The Ireland centre will lead the team out against the Australian side while Wales' Sam Warburton continues his recovery from a knee injury.
5:15 am, Wed 01 May 2013
Their track "Australia" was used in a tourism ad.
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The Manic Street Preachers have fixed up a series of shows Down Under to allow them to watch rugby between their gigs.
The band's scheduled the shows in Australia and New Zealand around the fixtures for the forthcoming British & Irish Lions matches.
7:35 am, Tue 20 Mar 2012
Gatland tipped for Lions job
Warren Gatland, alongside WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, at the Senedd last night.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has told ITV Wales that he'd welcome the chance to coach the British & Irish Lions.
Gatland is seen as the favourite to be named head coach for the three-test trip in 2013.
"It's all up in the air the moment. I've had discussions before the Six Nations, but nothing formal since" he said.
"I'd love to be involved in some form with the Lions. It's a great honour.
"I actually think it'd be good if I wasn't involved in one of the [Wales] campaigns going forward - really good for the development of one of the younger coaches taking the team for a campaign."