Irish Lions & Suncorp Stadium
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LIONS FEAR TRICKY WALLABY BACKS, LYNAGH Saturday, 29 June 2013: World Cup-winning five-eighth Michael Lynagh believes there have been sleepless nights in the British and Irish Lions camp worrying about the Wallabies' three-pronged playmaking threat at Etihad Stadium. Australia's former record-breaking pointscorer, Lynagh is confident Robbie Deans' men will take the huge three-Test series to a decider in Sydney next weekend after overcoming the backline carnage of their 23-21 First Test loss. Despite losing pivotal back Christian Lealiifano in the opening exchanges, as well as Pat McCabe and Berrick Barnes by the 46-minute mark, the home side would have stolen a win at the death with a successful Kurtley Beale penalty attempt at Suncorp Stadium. Lealiifano's recovery from a head knock allows the Wallabies to carry out their original plans of using the inside centre to pull the string in attack. With five-eighth James O'Connor, who struggled in his second Test start at No.10, and fullback Kurtley Beale also ...
A dazzling two-try Test debut from Israel Folau failed to save the Wallabies from a nailbiting loss to the British and Irish Lions in front of a record crowd at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
QUEENSLAND Origin stars are concerned about the state of the surface at Suncorp Stadium after seeing the turf heavily chopped up during the Wallabies' Test match loss to the British and Irish Lions last night. Stadium officials have just four days to repair the surface before Origin II on Wednesday, but Queensland players are planning to wear the longest studs possible based upon the evidence they saw on television last night. The Maroons were stunned to see just how slippery the surface was for their rugby Test match and Broncos players within the Queensland team have told teammates the ground is not in good condition. "I saw a scrum at one stage where the Lions were pushing the Wallabies back and they were just sliding and those boys wear long tags so it looked pretty slippery out there," Maroons and Broncos forward Matt Gillett said. "It hasn't been too good this year the turf out there. It's been a lot like that slick bit of mud and it's a bit different. I will definitely be wearing the long tags.
Quantus Wallabie vs British & Irish Lion This is the first time I go to Suncorp Stadium. Im not watching the game but working for the game. Go Wallabie~!
Kick Off at a capacity Suncorp Stadium as the First Test between Australia and the British & Irish Lions gets underway. The Wallabies have a great record in Brisbane, however the Lions have never lost in 7 Tests in the Queensland capital, so something has to give. Huge test for the Wallabies as this powerful Lions team will look to dominate the hosts from the set piece. It's been 12 years in the making, and this whole series should be a wonderful spectacle as the Wallabies look to retain the Tom Richards Trophy. Meanwhile at Campbelltown Stadium, the Canberra Raiders lead Wests Tigers 6-4 just inside 30 minutes, with Sandor Earl crossing for the visitors after David Nofoaluma scored the opening try for the hosts.
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Choristers from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney will perform as part of the Qantas Choir in the pre-show entertainment for each of the British & Irish Lions v Qantas Wallabies tests, begining with the First Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane this Saturday night!
The First Test between Australia and the British & Irish Lions from Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. Saturday from 10.30pm
Lions Latest Scots miss out as Gatland unveils first Lions test team Scots Stuart Hogg, Richie Gray and Sean Maitland have all missed out on a place in the Lions side for Saturday's opening Test against Australia. Maitland is a substitute, but his Scottish colleagues are sidelined. There is a surprise at loosehead prop, where British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland revealed that Alex Corbisiero's superior scrummaging resulted in his selection ahead of Mako Vunipola. The rampaging Vunipola was expected to feature at the Suncorp Stadium after impressing during his four starts on tour, but he lost out to his England rival. Corbisiero was a late arrival Down Under, re-routing from England's tour of Argentina after Cian Healy and Gethin Jenkins were forced home through injury, and has started only one match, the 64-0 rout of the Combined Country XV. But his 94 minutes of rugby for the Lions convinced Gatland that he is a safer option to start against the Wallabies with Vunipola providing second-half firep ...
EIGHT NEW TEST LIONS TO FACE AUSTRALIA The British & Irish Lions today announced the team to play the Qantas Wallabies in the 1st Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday. The starting XV comprises eight new Test Lions and will be captained by Sam Warburton. In the backs Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, George North, Jonathan Davies and Jonathan Sexton all make their Lions Test debuts, while experience is provided by Brian O’Driscoll and Mike Philips, who have nine Lions Tests between them. The forward pack contains a wealth of Lions Test experience with Jamie Heaslip, Tom Croft, Paul O’Connell, Alun Wyn Jones and Adam Jones sharing 17 Tests. Loose-head prop Alex Corbisiero, who joined the tour as a replacement, also makes his debut along with Warburton and hooker Tom Youngs. British & Irish Lions Tour Manager Andy Irvine said: "We are now at the business end of the tour. You can feel the excitement and commitment within the squad now that we are back in Brisbane and the 1st Test is just days aw ...
Is this the Try of the Year? Queensland Reds flyer Luke Morahan scores one of the best tries of 2013 against The British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on ...
Speaking of British & Irish Lions - is there anyone else out there wanting to join us for the Test match in Brisbane on June 22? Our package with the Keith Prowse Travel Group will cost $1015 pp twin-share and for that you will receive . . Silver match ticket with option to upgrade to Gold or Platinum . 2 nights' accommodation in the 4 Star Urban hotel in Brissie . A commemorative Jersey . Entry into a pre-match function with drinks and nibblies Remember a Lions Tour is only second to a World Cup tour and I understand the supporters have booked some 25 000 seats in Suncorp Stadium. We need you on board wearing Gold to combat this sea of red which overwhelmed Aussies on their last tour.
Happy New Year!! What are you most looking forward to in 2013? British & Irish Lions tour at Suncorp Stadium? Bolshoi Ballet in Brisbane? NRL Fixture in Cairns? Blues on Broadbeach, Gold Coast? Great Barrier Reef Masters Games? Noosa International Food & Wine Festival? Birdsville Races in QLD's Outback? There's so much on, it's going to be a great year!
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