Sport Kevin Pietersen can either wait for the IPL auction next month or play county cricket in England

Giles feels that England cannot overlook someone of Pietersen's ability given their failure to capitalise on winning positions in Australia

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

George North, the standout Lion, has a hamstring injury

Brian Smith: Opponents panic every time George North gets the ball - he just has to be Test fit

Cheika will not run up the white flag. His Waratahs are a clever side

George North of the Lions pushes away from the defence during the match between the Queensland Reds and the British & Irish Lions

The Lions: Manu Tuilagi and George North knocks give Warren Gatland a headache

Centre and wing are doubts for Test opener so Zebo to make debut against Waratahs

Johnny Sexton

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In the Lions' Den: His French is much better than mine because he seems to be doing more lessons

Sam Warburton

British and Irish Lions 2013: Brian O'Driscoll, George North and Manu Tuilagi among those rested for match against New South Wales Waratahs

Simon Zebo will make his debut on Saturday in a team captained by Sam Warburton

Billy Twelvetrees

British and Irish Lions 2013: Injury fears lead Warren Gatland to draft in Billy Twelvetrees as back-up

The 24-year-old will leave the England tour of Argentina

Sean O'Brien

British and Irish Lions 2013: Tourists learn little from 64-0 victory over Combined Country XV

New ways of getting the team up to speed must be found ahead of the first Test

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

Horwill missed much of the season through injury

Brian O’Driscoll will captain an injury hit side on Tuesday

Brian O'Driscoll to captain Lions in next match as Alex Corbisiero gets his chance

Ireland center Brian O'Driscoll will captain the injury-hit British and Irish Lions and England prop Alex Corbisiero will make his debut against a Combined Country side in Newcastle north of Sydney on Tuesday.

Queensland Reds 12 British and Irish Lions 22: Third injury sours the Lions' 'fourth Test' win

Magnificent Vunipola rises from the pack to help beat the Reds and provide some good news as Bowe joins Healy and Jones on the plane home

Five things the Lions learned from the Reds game...

Hugh Godwin offers some pointers

British and Irish Lions 2013: The ‘Welsh and Irish Lions’ are fine by Phil Vickery

Former England captain Phil Vickery would welcome a British and Irish Lions Test XV dominated by Welshmen if it was best equipped to defeat Australia.

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

Mako Vunipola could be the man to come off the bench and make a big impression

Brian Smith: Belligerent ‘Warrenball’ approach won’t faze attitude-fuelled Aussies against Lions

Wallabies love playing sides who think they are superior... put it down to 'convict race' syndrome

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