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Alex Cuthbert races to the line for his try having just eluded James O’Connor’s diving tackle

Australia 21 British and Irish Lions 23 match report: Lions get lucky after Kurtley Beale hits the skids

Thrilling first Test goes down to the last kick of the game but there must be sympathy for Wallaby recently out of rehab who buckles under the pressure

Australia’s Israel Folau and the Lions’ George North are similar in style and intensity

Australia v The Lions: Honours end even in clash of two titans

George North and Israel Folau add a compelling rivalry to the spectacle

Christian Leali'ifano is taken from the field are suffering a head injury after just 52 seconds of his Test debut

British and Irish Lions: Tommy Bowe and Manu Tuilagi likely to return as Australia deal with their own casualties

Wallabies saw Christian Leali'ifano concussed after just 52 second before being joined on the sidelines by Berrick Barnes, Pat McCabe and Adam Ashley-Cooper

George North bursts through the Australian defence to score for the British and Irish Lions

British and Irish Lions: George North feared yet another defeat to Australia

Winger feared a repeat of 2012 defeat with Wales as Kurtley Beale lined up last-gasp penalty

Australia’s full-back Berrick Barnes is a smart player

Brian Smith: My heart says Australia – my head says it’s going to be mighty close against Lions in the first Test

I’ve never seen anyone hit a ball s straight and true as Halfpenny

Australian captain James Horwill during training yesterday

Australia v British and Irish Lions first Test: Aussies believe Lions still have tricks up sleeves

Wallaby captain Horwill is expecting unexpected in first Test while Genia is in confident mood

Israel Folau is set for his international rugby union debut

British and Irish Lions 2013: Rugby league convert Israel Folau among trio of players making Australia debut

Medical team hand Rob Howley a 'massive boost' as George North is passed fit for Saturday

George North, the standout Lion, has a hamstring injury
Brian O’Driscoll is in contention for the First Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Adam Ashley-Cooper lauds rival Brian O'Driscoll ahead of first Test

Despite his advancing years the Irishman remains one of the best says Australia

Hard lesson:Paul O'Connell is tackled by Tom Carter

Wallabies hit on way to disrupt Lions

Rookie lock’s flattening of Sexton yesterday is watched with interest as First Test looms

Paul O’Connell leads the Lions out in practice in Sydney yesterday

Lions aim to duck blows with Waratahs and focus on sealing Test places

Tourists will be all about performance not punch-ups today 12 years after ugly brawl

British and Irish Lions 2013: Queensland Reds winger Luke Morahan called into Australia squad

Morahan impressed when playing for the Reds against the tourists at the weekend

Tommy Bowe out injured as British and Irish Lions curse poor luck

Warren Gatland and his fellow members of the Lions hierarchy went into coaching conclave here last night following the loss of a third player in the space of 24 hours. The latest casualty was by some distance the most significant: Tommy Bowe, the Irish wing from County Monaghan, who suffered a broken hand a few minutes into the second half of a tough game against a dangerous Queensland Reds outfit and was immediately ruled out of the remainder of this 10-match tour.

The Lions players warm up during training in Brisbane yesterday

British and Irish Lions 2013: Queensland Reds are ready to bounce Lions from controversy to calamity

After soft opening game and Healy row, tourists face serious threat against Queensland

Tommy Bowe prepares for the Lions' encounter with the Reds

The British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland ensures squad unity while choosing a side that can rattle the Queensland Reds

Canny coach names side that ensures all fit tourists will have had a run out by Saturday night

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