George North has overcome his hamstring problem and is in 'the best shape of his life' ahead of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane.
Peter Jackson names his all-time great Lions, in no particular order, ahead of Saturday's first Test, where new legends could come of age. His carefully selected Lions have been captured perfectly by acclaimed British sports and comic artist Paul Trevillion.
Australia flanker Michael Hooper believes the Brumbies' brutal victory over the Lions proves that Warren Gatland's men are there for the taking only three days away from the first Test in Brisbane.
The Lions will be angry and hurting after their first defeat by a provincial Australian side since 1971. The players will be in pieces, you never forget how it feels to lose in a Lions shirt.
British and Irish Lions lock Geoff Parling admitted the first tour defeat Down Under 'hurts like hell' after Warren Gatland's side were edged out by the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium.
The Lions were warned they have handed a major psychological advantage to Australia after their first defeat by Australian provincial opposition in 42 years.
CHRIS FOY: The Lions’ grand ambition to complete a ‘perfect 10’ tour was reduced to rubble yesterday as they paid for the gamble of sending out a scratch team for this dangerous game.
Ever seen a boar dressed as a Lion? We did yesterday. Shane Williams become the oldest back to play for the tourists at the grand old age of 36 years and 112 days.
Just four days away from the first Test against Australia, the Lions suffered a blow to their confidence by going down to their first defeat of the tour, at the hands of the ACT Brumbies. Here are five things we learned...
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland conceded his side 'got what they deserved' after seeing their unbeaten tour record disappear in a disappointing showing against the Brumbies.
Tired of being on the wrong end of a few too many Lions spying scandals, MailOnline decided to take matters into our own hands.
LUKE BENEDICT: Australia centre Adam Ashley-Cooper has described his opposite man Brian O’ Driscoll as a ‘soldier’ of international rugby who has the ability and experience to be as good as he was on his last Lions tour Down Under.
EDDIE JONES - FORMER AUSTRALIA COACH: The Lions have already shown they are street-smart and if the Wallabies are going to win the series, here are my key men who need to perform.
Sir Clive is going live at the Lions for Sportsmail. Sir Clive Woodward has won a World Cup, he’s led a Lions tour and now he’s available to answer your questions.
Former British and Irish Lion Ryan Jones believes Warren Gatland’s side can win the series in Australia, but has warned Warren Gatland’s men not to write off a dangerous Wallaby side.
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Victory over a good Waratahs side on Saturday was one of the most impressive performances I have seen from any Lions team.
England’s man of the match Joe Marler is heading for Glastonbury and has no thoughts yet of ending up on the Lions tour.
BEN KAY: Warren Gatland will be delighted to have won their latest match in style, but also that the Lions were given a good work-out only a week before the first Test.
Australia coach Robbie Deans expects Wycliff Palu and Kurtley Beale to be available for Saturday's opening Test against the British and Irish Lions.
As a tour party, we don't have a formal code of conduct - but everyone is aware of the boundaries and what is expected of them as professional rugby players. If people are late or step out of line, the fines committee will come down hard on them.
At the end of a fearsome match against the New South Wales Waratahs, Lions captain Sam Warburton and back-row colleague Jamie Heaslip pose for the camera, smiling.
The Lions are ready for Australia. That was the clear conclusion to be drawn from this pulsating, powerful show of force a week before the first Test.
CHRIS FOY IN NEWCASTLE: The danger of the Lions being undercooked for the Test series is growing after this latest walkover win, despite their insistence that the preparations are right on track.
CHRIS FOY IN BRISBANE: The Lions bandwagon rumbles on with a third victory, but it came close to stalling here, as the tourists endured a scare at Suncorp Stadium, in more ways than one.
CHRIS FOY IN PERTH: The last time the Lions won a Test series, 16 years ago, a prolific Welsh kicker was the heart of their success. At Patersons Stadium, Neil Jenkins watched at close quarters as his protege proved he is ready to emulate that feat.
The British and Irish Lions, led by head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton, are in Australia looking to become the first Lions team to win a series since Martin Johnson's class of 1997. Keep up to date with all the news and views from every press conference with Sportsmail's video service.
The British & Irish Lions head to Australia this summer for the 2013 tour as they bid for a first Test series victory since 1997. Here's all you need to know about the matches.
Warren Gatland has named a 37-man British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia this summer. Here, Sportsmail tells you everything you need to know about each and every player.
The choice for Warren Gatland was ultimately a simple one. You pick the captain around whom you can build a winning Test team - and Sam Warburton is the right choice to lead the Lions this summer.
Sportsmail expert Ben Kay gives his take on how Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions can succeed in the upcoming series. The former England and Lions player believes Sam Warburton can make the Lions roar and lead them to glory Down Under.