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Despite being born in May 2013, Yooranah's sex could not be determined until now as he was so small

George Smith of the Wallabies talks to team mate Michael Hooper
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

When we looked for Brian O'Driscoll's flame we found it had run rather low

Horwill will lead the Wallabies out at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in the concluding match of the series after the International Rugby Board's appeal against his alleged stamp on Wales second row Alun Wyn Jones was dismissed

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Wallabies boosted
but shock at James Horwill ‘stamp’ let-off

Even Aussies surprised by Wallaby captain’s reprieve which could tip the balance in final Test

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Australia captain James Horwill relieved at chance to play in third Test

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.

Sam Warburton was the player who caused the Wallabies so much grief at the breakdown in the second Test in Melbourne
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

Tense: Australia players and fans watch in suspense as Halfpenny holds the destiny of the series in his hands

British and Irish Lions: Leigh Halfpenny misses last-gasp penalty to take Test series to decider

Australia claim narrow 16-15 victory as Adam Ashley-Cooper scores a late try to break Lions' hearts

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

Lions Tour 2013: Stamp ban storm hits Wallabies' Test hopes

IRB appeals James Horwill 'let-off' and replaces Kiwi hearing judge with British-Canadian

Wimbledon 2013: Lleyton Hewitt concentrates on tennis after exit as Australian sport struggles

Defeat of former Wimbledon champion leaves two Australians left in the singles

British and Irish Lions 2013: James O'Connor wants to remain at fly-half for Australia

The next Test takes place on Saturday

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

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

Australia skipper James Horwill cleared over alleged stamping on Alun-Wyn Jones

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.

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