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Wednesday, 30 May, 2001, 02:17 GMT 03:17 UK
Lions ready to roar
Martin Johnson in action for the Lions in 1997
Skipper again: Martin Johnson will lead the Lions
BBC Sport Online presents the players' views as the Lions prepare to tour Australia.

Plus, another chance to see BBC Sport Online's exclusive webcast presented by BBC Sport's Nick Mullins, with expert analysis from former Lion Eddie Butler.

  • real 56k Click here to view BBC Sport Online's webcast.


    Hungry Lions
    Matt Dawson just wants to start playing

    Lions scrum-half Matt Dawson says that the players just want to start playing rugby after their week of team-building.

  • real 56k Matt Dawson


    Happy Henry

    Graham Henry is happy with the team's progress so far

    Lions coach Graham Henry is pleased with the progress the team are making, but says there is a long way to go before his men can challenge Australia.



  • real 56k Graham Henry


    Pride prepared

    Martin Johnson admits to feeling the weight of expectation
    Echoing his coach's view, captain Martin Johnson warns of a tough task ahead for the Lions, and admits to being honoured to have been selected as captain for a second time.

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    Morale high
    Neil Back can't wait to get started

    Lions flanker Neil Back says that the team spirit at the Lions training camp is sky high and the players have gelled already.



  • real 14k Neil Back

  • real 14k Will Greenwood

  • real 14k Matt Perry


    Howley's selection battle
    Wales' Rob Howley faces competition for a place in the starting line-up

    Welsh scrum-half Rob Howley must compete with Austin Healy and Matt Dawson for a place in the starting line-up, but insists that competition for places is good for the team.


  • real 56k Rob Howley


    Glad to be back
    Ireland lock Jeremy Davidson on his second Lion's tour

    Ireland lock Jeremy Davidson explains how he is preparing to enjoy his second tour with the Lion's squad.



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