Robbie Deans’ failure to lead Australia to a series win over the British and Irish Lions was last night expected to result in the coach’s sacking. Ewen McKenzie was lined up to be named as Deans’ successor.
There has been much speculation about his future
Leigh Halfpenny inspires side to 41-16 victory as the tourist secure their first series victory for 16 years
The series decider takes place tomorrow
Australia captain James Horwill watched the Tour de France during a sleepless night spent agonising over whether he would be permitted to lead the Wallabies in Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions.
The Western Australian:
Both could be fit for final Test as Andy Farrell denies Mike Phillips was left out for breaking curfew
Australia claim narrow 16-15 victory as Adam Ashley-Cooper scores a late try to break Lions' hearts
Defeat of former Wimbledon champion leaves two Australians left in the singles
The next Test takes place on Saturday
Horwill cleared of stamping by Kiwi judicial officer as rival coaches forced to call up replacements for the injured
Australia captain James Horwill has been cleared to play the second Test against the British and Irish Lions after his citing for stamping was dismissed.
Winger feared a repeat of 2012 defeat with Wales as Kurtley Beale lined up last-gasp penalty
I’ve never seen anyone hit a ball s straight and true as Halfpenny
Wallaby captain Horwill is expecting unexpected in first Test while Genia is in confident mood
Medical team hand Rob Howley a 'massive boost' as George North is passed fit for Saturday