19 Jun 2013

7am sports heads

6:47 am on 19 June 2013

The ACT Brumbies last night became the first provincial rugby side in 16 years to beat the British and Irish Lions with a 14-12 victory in Canberra, four days out from the first test against the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Australia, Iran and South Korea have joined Japan as Asian qualifiers for next year's World Cup football finals in Brazil.

The Socceroos sealed their place with a 1-nil win over Iraq last night in Sydney.... Iran beat South Korea 1-nil to top the group, with both those countries qualifying.

The New Zealand women's hockey team is through to the semi-finals of the World League in Rotterdam after beating Japan 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

The Black Sticks' semi-final opponents will be either the Netherlands or India.