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Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.

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

Lions announce five changes for what could be the decisive Test against Wallabies

Paul O'Connell and Alex Corbisiero injured and Alex Cuthbert, Mike Phillips and Tom Croft replaced

Paul O'Connell hurt himself in the first Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Graham Rowntree urges Lions to move on from Paul O'Connell blow with Geoff Parling set to start second Test

The Irishman will miss the rest of the tour as the squad for the match against the Rebels is announced

British and Irish Lions 2013: Tom Youngs sees room for improvement in second Test

The Lions play the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow

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

Injury concerns for Lions

The British and Irish Lions have been hit by a potential double injury blow ahead of next Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.

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.

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

Ricky Ponting has ruled out a return to Test cricket

Ricky Ponting announces retirement plans: The former Australia captain by numbers

The former Australia captain today announced his retirement plans

Adrian Bayley was on parole after serving eight years for raping five women when he killed Jill Meagher

Serial rapist Adrian Bayley jailed for life in Melbourne over murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher

Bayley was on parole after serving eight years for raping five women when he killed the 29-year-old

James Horwill

British and Irish Lions 2013: James Horwill to captain Australia during Lions tour

Horwill missed much of the season through injury

Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans

Radio host reignites Aussie rules racism row

In 1993, an Aboriginal Australian rules footballer, Nicky Winmar, lifted his jersey and pointed proudly at his black skin, in defiance of a spectator who was racially abusing him - an action captured in a photograph that seemed to mark a watershed in Australia's tolerance of racism.

Sloane Stephens lost seven out of nine matches after the Australian Open

Shaky Sloane Stephens finds her feet again following Serena Williams storm

Victory over world No 1 at the Australian Open was marred by row over being cold-shouldered

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland prepares for this summers tour of Australia

Gatland claims Warburton's rapport with referees as key factor in captaincy decision

British and Irish Lions head coach claims Wales captain's relationship with officials can have a 'positive influence' on the tour

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