Sport Kevin Pietersen can either wait for the IPL auction next month or play county cricket in England

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Alex Corbisiero’s return will boost the Lions for the third Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Lions lifted by return of Jamie Roberts and Alex Corbisiero

Both could be fit for final Test as Andy Farrell denies Mike Phillips was left out for breaking curfew

Ending in tears: James Horwill is emotional as Sekope Kepu hugs him

Lions tour: Crying shame for James Horwill as appeal is likely to rule him out of Sydney finale

James Horwill finished with tears in his eyes after leading Australia to their dramatic win to send the series into a deciding match in Sydney next Saturday – a historic moment he could miss.

Craig Mitchell pays for bar brawl after lions win

Exeter prop is fined after late-night scrap in Brisbane

Will Genia during Australia training yesterday

British and Irish Lions 2013: Will Genia ready to block Ben Youngs’ escape routes

For Will Genia, it must feel like the Lions have a limitless supply of top-quality scrum-halves lining up to try to negate his influence on this series.

Rob Howley, the Lions attack coach, celebrating after their victory during the First Test match against the Australian Wallabies

Rugby star Craig Mitchell ordered to pay compensation to man he punched in Australian bar

A Wales rugby player who punched a man in an Australian hotel bar while celebrating a British and Irish Lions win must pay thousands of pounds in compensation to his victim.

Lions Tour 2013: Wallaby coach Robbie Deans forgives 4am stop-outs Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor

'They now understand that it was too late for them to be getting to bed' but they're in Saturday's line-up

James Horwill’s foot was said only to have glanced Alun Wyn Jones

Australia captain James Horwill escapes a ban after claiming he was off balance

Horwill cleared of stamping by Kiwi judicial officer as rival coaches forced to call up replacements for the injured

Teenage killer is finally discovered in Australia, after 15 years on run from British police

Simon Hennessey was serving a life sentence for killing his elderly aunt when he was just 14-years-old

British and Irish Lions 2013: James O'Connor ready to spearhead Australia's attack

The first Test takes place this Saturday

George North, the standout Lion, has a hamstring injury
Manu Tuilagi was earmarked to play the role of impact substitute

British and Irish Lions 2013: Manu Tuilagi's tour in doubt with Lions limping towards first Test

Nerve problems are complicating centre's shoulder injury and adding to gloom ahead of Saturday opener

<b>1. Ryan Grant - 4/10</b><br/>
Really struggled to cope with the unexpected power in the scrum by the Brumbies pack. Failed to set the platform for the Lions which cost them dear.

ACT Brumbies v British and Irish Lions - player ratings

The Lions suffered their first defeat of the 2013 tour

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