Irish Lions & Western Force

Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super Rugby competition. 5.0/5

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British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cited for allegedly biting an opponent in today's win over Western Force, with England's Alex Corbisiero being called up to the squad as an injury replacement.
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Sunday night sports wrap * NRL The Melbourne Storm have belted Cronulla 38-6, in other games The Warriors made it three straight with an 18-16 home upset of Manly, while the gutsy Tigers beat the Panthers 20-18. * AFL West Coast left it late to secure a vital four-point win over St Kilda at Docklands to keep its finals hopes alive. The Eagles kicked a goal in the final two minutes to seal a 12.12 (84) to 11.14 (80). * Rugby New South Wales heads into the break on a high note after handing Western Force a 28-13 defeat in Perth. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has confirmed that playmaker Quade Cooper will not be one of the six additions to his squad for the Test series against the British and Irish Lions. *Queensland Firebirds have moved into second spot in the trans-Tasman netball league with a 72-47 win over West Coast Fever in Perth. While the Southern Steel leapfrogged back into fifth place on the ladder with a comfortable 79-62 victory over Canterbury Tactix in Dunedin. *Boomers centre Luke Nevill led th ...
'Why I haven't mastered Mercedes car yet' Lewis Hamilton on getting used to his car, teaming up with a "cool" F1 great and a surprise anniversary holiday Canadian GP: 'An enjoyable lottery' BBC Sport, with help from the F1 drivers, looks ahead to the seventh race of the 2013 season, the Canadian Grand Prix. Swapping swimming pool for pedals Rhiannon Henry hopes to follow British Paralympians Jody Cundy and Sarah Storey in swapping the pool for glory on a bike Growing belief of Lions hints at greatness Western Force were weak opponents but the performance of the Lions hints that the class of 2013 could achieve great things 'England were not creative enough' England Under-21s defended well and worked hard but lacked inspiration against Italy, says BBC Radio 5 live's David Pleat Around BBC Sport Ask Jeremy Guscott Lions special Following the British and Irish Lions' bruising victory over Queensland, do you have a question for the BBC rugby union expert? 08 Jun 2013 RUGBY UNION Cash-strapped GB hit by withdra ...
British Irish Lions Alex Corbisiero arrived in Brisbane today after a five-flight, two-day trip and declared he'd "do it all again" tomorrow so he could join the British & Irish Lions. He was called up friom the England tour in South America to take over from Cian Healy, who is returning home after injuring his ankle in Wednesday night's win over the Western Force, and will be joined by another newcomer, Scottish prop Ryan Grant, later today after he was recruited to take over from Gethin Jenkins. Jenkins, on his third tour with the Lions, pulled up in training on Friday as he prepared to make his first start of the 125th annviersary tour and has been ruled out of the rest of the trip due to his recurring calf muscle problem. He will return home with Healy. Corbisiero went from Salta in Argentina to Buenos Aires, Santiago in Chile, Auckland, Sydney and finally Brisbane where he met up with his new squad mates ahead of this evening's match against the Queensland Reds. "It was a long journey but I'm not com ...
The British and Irish Lions will line up for their first warm-up match on Australian soil on Wednesday morning and face a Western Force squad that includes seven players who have never even played Super Rugby before.
Gatland wants a tougher test Perth - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has called for tougher challenges in his team's forthcoming matches on their tour of Australia after the visitors overwhelmed a depleted Western Force side 69-17 on Wednesday. Force coach Michael Foley, with one eye on Sunday's clash with the New South Wales Waratahs, selected seven players in the Perth-based Super Rugby side who have not played in the southern hemisphere competition. "The Force were thinking of their Super Rugby game on the weekend making a few changes, that's their prerogative," Gatland told reporters. "Ideally I would have liked to have played against a stronger game but we just made the focus about ourselves and I'm sure the (Queensland) Reds will be lot tougher in Brisbane on Saturday." The Force are bottom of the Australian conference in Super Rugby with only three wins from their 14 matches but they did manage to run in two tries against the Lions as well as disrupt a couple of lineout throws by Rory ...
The British and Irish Lions score nine tries to beat Western Force but prop forward Cian Healy goes off injured.
Skipper Brian O'Driscoll scored twice as the British and Irish Lions beat a weakened Western Force outfit 69-17 in Perth earlier today. Leigh Halfpenny kicked eleven from eleven kicks as the tourists flexed their muscles in their first midweek game.
Western Force v British and Irish Lions: Lions player ratings Posted on Jun 5, 2013 15. Leigh Halfpenny: 8.5 No more needs be said about his kicking – 100% from all corners of the pitch speaks for itself. Will never have the explosiveness that Hogg does, but did show some lovely touches in attack when joining the line. 14. Tommy Bowe: 7.5 Grabbed a try and looked menacing every time he got the ball. Great to see him threatening again like that, given his lack of game time over the past year. 13: Brian O’Driscoll: 8 Can anyone still claiming he is past his best stop now please? Scored two tries, the first involving a beautiful exchange of hands with George North and the second needing intelligent and well-timed support play to follow Tuilagi through a hole. 12. Manu Tuilagi: 7.5 Was kept reasonably quiet, but look how much space that opened up for the men around him. His partnership with O’Driscoll, if given time to gel, could become one of the most devastating ever seen. Beautifully soft hands after ...
Some of the images from The British & Irish Lions' win over Western Force.
Looks like there was a hungry Irish Lion having a chew on a Western Force arm. Maybe the ankle injury was karmar
A personal haul of 24 points by Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny ensured the British and Irish Lions coasted to a crushing 69-17 victory over Western Force in Perth. The Lions ran riot at Patersons Stadium with match-day captain Brian O'Driscoll leading the rout by scoring a brace among the nine tries. Halfpenny slotted over nine conversions and added two penalties with a faultless display of kicking from the tee. The Lions led 27-3 at the break and were never seriously threatened by an under-strength Force outfit. Halfpenny got the ball rolling after just two minutes with his first shot at goal before Irish pivot Jonny Sexton dummied his way over the tryline to score the 2013 Lion's first try on Australian soil. Halfpenny converted to put the Lions out 10-0. The Lions dominated possession for the next 20 minutes but were repelled by stubborn defence. Eventually Brett Sheehan pegged the score back to 10-3 on 32 minutes. O'Driscoll outpaced the Force defence and touched down in the corner before England fla ...
British and Irish Lions v Western Force: Preview and prediction Posted on Jun 4, 2013 The British and Irish Lions may have got off to an encouraging start with their 59-8 victory over the Barbarians in Hong Kong, but as they set foot on Australian soil, they will be under no illusions as to the immensity of the challenge that awaits them. First up for the tourists will be a stern test from Western Force, who certainly should not be underestimated, despite their position near the foot of the Super Rugby table. British and Irish Lions Very little, in terms of predicting potential test starters, could be garnered from Warren Gatland’s selection against the Barbarians, thanks largely to the exclusion of Leicester, Leinster, and Ulster players from the starting XV, and his selection for the Western Force game will also be subject to that same assessment. All XV starters from the game in Hong Kong have been replaced, with players from those three aforementioned teams featuring heavily, and Gatland looks as if ...
The British and Irish Lions take on Western Force is Perth this morning - we'll hear from Phil Edwards ahead of the game
Can't wait: Western Force kinda-academy side taking on the British & Irish people in a few hours. With a bit of luck the referee will blow the whistle too much and we'll have a 50 point blow out AND 40 penalties. Man! What a great advert for rugby. Michael Foley, good St Pats boy and fine Wallaby forward, why couldn't the franchise at least pick boys to compete? I dislike the British & Irish Lions as much as anyone, but they shouldn't be treated with contempt just because the Gonzos organising the game decided to play in Hong Kong to 41 expats and Robert Sleigh rather than heading straight to the home of the Perth Wildcats. Anyhoo, go Force, I guess. (Mess with their five eighths, boys, really). Oh, and just to complete the campaign for likely unbridled humiliation; go the Blues in the State of Origin.
Some great rugby this week.. Tomorrow we have the British and Irish Lions take on the Western Force in Perth.. Also State of Origin 1 between NSW and Queensland.. and then this weekend USA vs Ireland!!
Western Force v Lions: Teams: The British and Irish Lions will be hoping that their return to Western Australia...
The British & Irish Lions tour starts properly, tomorrow with an 11 o'clock (AM) kick off against Western Force. The Lion will be screening all games live with tea and coffee available (as well as other equally refreshing beverages).
Poyntzpass rugby player Rory Best has been named in the British and Irish Lions team to face Western Force in their first game in Australia. The Ulster hooker is joined by Irish team-mate Cian Healy and English prop Dan Cole in the front row. Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll captains the side against Super 14 outfit, Western Force.
The summer of sport is well under way, and tomorrow it continues with the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia, LIVE here from 11am, with the Lions taking on Western Force in their first game down under! We will be open from 10am, with the amber nectar ready to flow!
The British and Irish Lions have arrived down Down Under ahead of the match against the Western Force in Perth tomorrow. Sports
Western Force have seven uncapped players in 23-man squad for British & Irish Lions game
Rob Kearney a serious injury concern British and Irish Lions 2013: Brian O'Driscoll will be captain against Western Force on Wednesday
Also on Wed at 9pm Lion's Tour - Western Force vs British and Irish Lions
The Lions Tour gets underway tomorrow night! Here's a preview of the Western Force v Lions in Perth by Daniel...
Ireland's Brian O’Driscoll to captain British & Irish Lions in Wednesday’s match against Western Force in Perth
The British and Irish Lions will unleash an all-new starting line-up for Wednesday night's rugby clash with the Western Force in Perth.
Brian O'Driscoll will captain the British and Irish Lions against Western Force on Wednesday, and Manu Tuilagi also starts.
British and Irish Lions full-back Rob Kearney has emerged as an early injury concern on their tour of Australia.
All six Leicester Tigers players in the British and Irish Lions squad have been selected to face Western Force on Wednesday in Perth.
Then the British and Irish Lions have their first match in Australia against the Western Force kicking off at 11am
The British and Irish Lions arrive in Perth ahead of Wednesday's clash with the Western Force -
Super Bok trials begin South African players will want to put their best foot forward and impress Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer this weekend. With the British and Irish Lions tour Down Under in June necessitating anearlier than usual start to the season, with just two Australian derbies making up Round One, the 2013 Super Rugby campaign truly gets underway this weekend with a full quota of seven matches. Three of those involve South African sides, two of which are mouth-watering local derbies with the thirdbeing a historic clash in Port Elizabeth. From a South African perspective they don’t come any bigger than Friday’s north-south derby between the Bulls and the Stormers at Loftus Versfeld. It’s therefore fitting that this crunch clash kicks off a new-look South African conference that this year includes controversial debutants the Southern Kings. The Eastern Cape franchise host the Western Force in their first ever Super Rugby match on Saturday evening but not before the Cheetahsand Sharks square ...
I'm going to Western Force v British & Irish Lions in June...get in! Shame there's no Test in Perth but still time to look for cheap flights
Western Force recruit Hugh McMeniman is in the mix to reactivate his Wallabies career against the British and Irish Lions after a stint in Japan, while Israel Folau not named for pre-season logistics camp.
Hey rugby tragics, Adidas have brought out a heritage range of jumpers to commemorate 125 years since the British & Irish Lions first played the Wallabies. You can order them on- line at the official Lions website. They are very cool and I must buy one :-) Roll on 2013. Lions v Western Force tickets will be on sale soon. Woo hoo.
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