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Jun 30, 2013

Wallabies buck the trend and make the back pages

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "For the first time since we've been in Australia, rugby has dominated the sports news agenda." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary from Australia
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Jun 28, 2013

'If you dare to dream, it turns into a nightmare'

Tom Hamilton in Melbourne: "What has become apparent as we move ever closer to the second Test, is the key role Brian O'Driscoll is playing in making sure the camp is ready." The latest Tour Diary from Melbourne
Jun 26, 2013

Tubas, shootings and the MCG

Tom Hamilton in Melbourne: "On Wednesday I opted to take in two different aspects of Australian culture - the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Neighbours set." The latest Tour Diary from Australia
Jun 24, 2013

Momentum fluctuating but Parling flourishing

Tom Hamilton in Melbourne: "Remind me never to stick my neck out and declare a British & Irish Lions tour to be going in the way of the tourists." The latest Tour Diary from Melbourne
Jun 23, 2013

Tide turning in Lions' favour?

Tom Hamilton in Brisbane: "It was a night when the pendulum of fate swung the British & Irish Lions' way." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary in the aftermath of the first Test
Jun 21, 2013

An experience both humbling and inspirational

Tom Hamilton in Brisbane: "Rugby players are renowned for bravery, but it is nothing compared to what one British & Irish Lions supporter has been through." Read Tom Hamilton's Tour Diary
Jun 20, 2013

Opportunity knocks on Test selection day

Tom Hamilton in Brisbane: "We have been in Australia since June 3, but it feels like the tour is now starting in earnest." Tom Hamilton files his Tour Diary on the day the sides were named for the first Test
Jun 19, 2013

Neck on the block - the XV to face the Wallabies?

Tom Hamilton: "Here is the line-up I believe will take to the field on Saturday, let the abuse commence." Tom Hamilton has a punt at the Lions' starting XV for the first Test in his latest Tour Diary
Jun 18, 2013

An audience with Jake White

Tom Hamilton in Canberra: "He's full of empathy...he calms the water...he's the Brumbies' saviour," was how a taxi driver in Canberra described Jake White." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary
Jun 16, 2013

Panic on the streets of Sydney

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "You can keep your Bullitt and French Connection car chases, this was the real thing." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary from Australia
Jun 16, 2013

The pocket rocket curve ball

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Warren Gatland goes and plucks the proverbial rabbit from the hat." The latest Tour Diary looks at the fallout from Shane Williams' shock Lions inclusion
Jun 15, 2013

'Barb Dwyer' lobs the first grenade

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "So, it seems the phoney war is nearly over." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary on the day Bob Dwyer kicked off the war of words between the two camps
Jun 14, 2013

The 'eclipse' and the Lions launchpad

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "Lions be warned, through hook or by crook, Saturday's game is likely to propel the Waratahs on to the back pages of the local press." Tom Hamilton's latest Tour Diary from Sydney
Jun 12, 2013

Newcastle embrace the travelling tourists

Tom Hamilton in Sydney: "The Lions' presence in the Newcastle should leave a legacy which union can build on in the coming years." Tom Hamilton files his latest Tour Diary from Australia
Jun 11, 2013

Honouring the original Lions captain

Tom Hamilton in Newcastle: "Rugby is all about looking after your mates and that is exactly what the Maitland Rugby Club have been doing, looking after a mate." Tom Hamilton visits Robert Seddon's grave
Jun 10, 2013

Boys from the Bush get their shot at Lions

Tom Hamilton in Newcastle: "Blades sees it as a chance to give guys who are "based in the Bush, the chance to take the next step up the pathway." Tom Hamilton files his Tour Diary from Newcastle
Jun 7, 2013

Let's talk about Quade

Tom Hamilton in Brisbane: "While Cooper may be experiencing strife on a national scope, it is a case of home sweet home when it comes to the Reds." Tom Hamilton's latest Tour Diary
Jun 6, 2013

Lion No.800 takes his rightful place

Tom Hamilton in Brisbane: "Warburton's likeable and endearing personality will count for little unless he delivers on the pitch." Tom Hamilton files the latest Tour Diary having arrives in Brisbane
Jun 5, 2013

Rugby WA put the building blocks in place

Tom Hamilton in Perth: "Meehan came and chatted to us after the press conference and yes, his new HQ is slightly different from Bath's old Lambridge training ground." The latest Tour Diary from Perth
Jun 3, 2013

From serenity to panic in an i-nanosecond

Tom Hamilton in Perth: "At the airport, checking-in was a breeze as was going through the required security checks. Then, panic". Tom Hamilton clutches victory from the jaws of idiocy in the latest Tour Diary

Tom Hamilton was brought up near the stands of the Recreation Ground and joined ESPN in 2011. He is now Associate Editor of ESPNscrum.
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