Rugby

British Lions add to Oz stress

2013-02-13 10:12
Digby Ioane (Gallo)

Wellington - The June tour by the British and Irish Lions will cut a swathe through the 2013 Super 15 rugby season, disrupting and potentially distracting Australian clubs trying to atone for last year's disappointing performances.

Only one Australian club - the 2011 champion Reds - reached the playoffs of last season's tournament as injuries raised issues of depth and experience which reverberated through Australia's international season.

The Lions tour will severely test the strength of Australian rugby, but the Super 15 will more thoroughly examine its health, showing whether it can continue to support five clubs without too heavily diluting its talent.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Up next for the Springboks, the Rugby Championship. Where do you see Allister Coetzee's men finishing that tournament?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.