Sport England are perming three from eight for their wings and full-back. Chris Ashton favours the right wing

The Exeter wing gets his chance in Paris against France

Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Australia confirm Robbie Deans' resignation as head coach following defeat to the British and Irish Lions

Ewen McKenzie becomes the new head coach of the Wallabies

Brian O'Driscoll celebrates the series victory

The sporting week ahead (07/07/12)

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Gatland: Shocked by level of abuse

The Lions: Warren Gatland has a swipe at his critics

'I haven't enjoyed the last 72 hours and I'm not taking a lot of pleasure in feeling vindicated,' says Lions coach after triumph in deciding Test by record score secures first series win in 16 years

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The Irish centre will play no part in the final Test

Brian O'Driscoll walks dejectedly off the pitch after defeat in game two

James Lawton on the British and Irish Lions: Was the axing of Brian O'Driscoll sacrilege? Don't be silly... it is time to live in the present

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Alun Wyn Jones takes a break from training

British and Irish Lions 2013: 'James Horwill will get my congratulations for winning his appeal,' says Alun Wyn Jones

New Lions skipper admits cut he got from Aussie rival has not been forgotten

Brian O'Driscoll expresses his disappointment following the 16-15 defeat to Australia

British and Irish Lions 2013: Analysis - the controversial end for Brian O'Driscoll will be the making or breaking of coach Warren Gatland

The Irishman had been tipped to captain the side but instead will play no part

Disappointment: Brian O'Driscoll was widely expected to captain the Lions for the deciding Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Brian O'Driscoll admits he is 'gutted' after being dropped for decisive Lions Test against Australia

Ireland centre had never previously been dropped in a 14-year test career

Sam Warburton was probably the Lions’ best player in Melbourne

Moody Views: Who fills huge gap left by Sam Warburton injury can decide Sydney showdown

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George North of the Lions taunts Will Genia as he breaks clear to score the first Lions try during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions

Lions Tour 2013: George North apologises for wagging finger in Will Genia's face

Jet-heeled 21-year-old says he copped a 'lot of stick' from team mates for gesture

Digby Ioane

British and Irish Lions 2013: Arrest warrant issued for Australia's Digby Ioane

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Australia rugby winger Digby Ioane after his failure to appear in a Melbourne court on an assault charge.

New Zealand referee Chris Pollock, left, tries to explain a decision to Sam Warburton, right

James Lawton on the British and Irish Lions 2013: It's time to shine a light on murky world of rugby refereeing

When someone like Brian O'Driscoll wears a face of bewilderment you have a problem

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

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