Result: Lions edge past Australia
Result: Lions edge past Australia
The British & Irish Lions win the first Test of their tour of Australia with a 23-21 victory in Brisbane.
Reaction
Lions' George North before a training session on June 20, 2013
British and Irish Lions wing George North apologises for "horrendous" gesture
George North says that he feels "horrendous" after making a gesture to Australia's Will Genia before scoring a try in the British and Irish Lions Test victory.
Jun 28, 09:05
Australian James Horwill in action against the Barbarians on November 26, 2011
James Horwill cleared to face Lions
Australia skipper James Horwill is cleared of stamping on Alun Wyn Jones and is free to face the British and Irish Lions next weekend.
Jun 23, 14:32
Australian James Horwill in action against the Barbarians on November 26, 2011
Australia captain James Horwill cited for alleged Alun-Wyn Jones stamp
Australia captain James Horwill is cited for an alleged stamp on British and Irish Lions second row Alun-Wyn Jones during his side's defeat in the first Test.
Jun 23, 05:38
Mike Phillips in action for Wales on February 2, 2013
Mike Phillips: Defeat would have been "agonising"
British and Irish Lions scrum half Mike Phillips admits that it would have been "agonising" to lose in the last minute to Australia.
Jun 23, 03:03
The British and Irish Lions' Jonathon Sexton runs his way to scoring a try during their rugby union tour match against the Force on June 5, 2013
Jonathan Sexton: 'No celebrations yet'
Jonathan Sexton believes that the time for celebration is yet to come following the Lions' win over Australia.
Jun 22, 22:39
Australia rugby coach Robbie Deans on May 23, 2013
Robbie Deans happy with Australia display
Australia coach Robbie Deans praises his players following their narrow loss to the British & Irish Lions in the first Test in Brisbane.
Jun 22, 18:36
Lions' Brian O'Driscoll in action against NSW on June 11, 2013
Brian O'Driscoll: 'We were worth the win'
Brian O'Driscoll says that the British and Irish Lions were worthy of their 23-21 win over Australia in Brisbane.
Jun 22, 14:50
Australian James Horwill in action against the Barbarians on November 26, 2011
James Horwill reveals 'disappointment'
Australia captain James Horwill says that his side must improve following their 23-21 defeat to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Jun 22, 14:25
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland on the pitch before the match against the Barbarians on June 1, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'We must improve'
British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland calls for improvement following the 23-21 win over Australia on Saturday.
Jun 22, 14:11
The Match
Match Report
The British & Irish Lions win the first Test of their tour of Australia with a 23-21 victory in Brisbane.
Live Commentary
Sports Mole's live coverage from Brisbane where the British and Irish Lions faced Australia in the first Test of the series.
Build-up
Australia's Waratahs Israel Folau scores a try against SA Bulls on April 27, 2013
Ben Mowen: 'Christian Lealiifano will shine against the British and Irish Lions'
Ben Mowen says that Christian Lealiifano will impress for Australia against the British and Irish Lions in the first Test.
Jun 22, 09:00
Sir Ian McGeechan
Sir Ian McGeechan issues British and Irish Lions rallying call
Sir Ian McGeechan urges the British and Irish Lions to show what selection for the tour means to them when facing Australia.
Jun 22, 07:50
Will Greenwood during a charity match warmup on December 3, 2011
Will Greenwood concerned by British and Irish Lions lineouts
Will Greenwood says that the British and Irish Lions will lose the series with Australia if they fail to improve their lineout.
Jun 22, 07:39
Will Greenwood during a charity match warmup on December 3, 2011
Will Greenwood concerned by British and Irish Lions lineouts
Will Greenwood says that the British and Irish Lions will lose the series with Australia if they fail to improve their lineout.
Jun 22, 07:39
Australia's Will Genia during the training session at Ballymore on June 20, 2013
Will Genia: 'Preparation key for Australia'
Will Genia says that Australia have had the best possible preparation ahead of facing the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Jun 22, 07:24
British and Irish Lions' Tom Youngs takes on Waratahs Drew Mitchell during the British and Irish Lions Tour match on June 15, 2013
Tom Youngs shocked by British and Irish Lions adventure
Tom Youngs is still coming to terms with being selected to represent the British and Irish Lions ahead of their clash with Australia.
Jun 22, 06:23
The British and Irish Lions' Jonathon Sexton runs his way to scoring a try during their rugby union tour match against the Force on June 5, 2013
Jonny Sexton inspired by "role model" Jonny Wilkinson
British and Irish Lions fly-half Jonny Sexton admits that he was inspired by England's top points scorer Jonny Wilkinson earlier in his career.
Jun 21, 22:58
Lions' Brian O'Driscoll in action against NSW on June 11, 2013
Brian O'Driscoll: 'Australia are a smart team'
British and Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that Australia are one of the smartest rugby teams in the world.
Jun 21, 19:55
Lions captain Sam Warburton at the squad announcement on April 30, 2013
Sam Warburton excited for first Test against Australia
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he is excited by the prospect of leading out the side against Australia.
Jun 21, 18:45
Jeremy Guscott
Jeremy Guscott predicts British and Irish Lions win in first Test
Jeremy Guscott backs the Lions to win the opening Test against Australia on Saturday.
Jun 21, 14:19
British and Irish Lions' Mike Phillips scores a try against the Barbarians on June 1, 2013
Will Genia: Mike Phillips is "an exceptional player"
Will Genia is full of praise for British and Irish Lions' scrum-half Mike Phillips.
Jun 21, 12:31
British and Irish Lions George North slides in to score a try against Combined Country on June 11, 2013
George North: Australia selection was "touch and go"
George North says that it is a "dream come true" to be picked for the British and Irish Lions' opening Test against Australia.
Jun 20, 07:27
British & Lions captain Sam Warburton in action against Queensland on June 8, 2013
Sam Warburton "absolutely delighted" by British and Irish Lions selection
Sam Warburton says that it's "awesome" to have been picked to lead out the British and Irish Lions against Australia on Saturday.
Jun 20, 07:13
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland on the pitch before the match against the Barbarians on June 1, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions midfield not lacking physical edge'
Warren Gatland says that his British and Irish Lions side for the match with Australia does not lack a physical edge.
Jun 20, 06:39
Mako Vunipola of the British and Irish Lions runs during a XV-a-side rugby match against the Barbarians on June 1, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Mako Vunipola unlucky to be snubbed'
Warren Gatland says that Mako Vunipola is unlucky to have not been selected in the British and Irish Lions side to face Australia.
Jun 20, 06:09
James O'Connor
James O'Connor gets the nod for Australia
Robbie Deans names three debutants in his Australia team to face to British and Irish Lions at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Jun 20, 02:48



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