What today’s papers are saying: Sunday June 23, 2013
SUNDAY PEOPLE: SWayne Rooney is demanding an apology from Manchester United for Sir Alex Ferguson’s parting shot at the striker.....Mike Ashley will bring in Gus Poyet if Alan Pardew decides he can take no more of Joe Kinnear at Newcastle
SUNDAY MIRROR: Sam Warburton went from agony to ecstasy in the space of just 60 seconds, as his Lions side got lucky to win the first Test. Also: Liverpool have warned Real Madrid that they should put up or shut up over Luis Suarez.......Wayne Rooney will tell David Moyes that he wants to stay at Manchester United.
SUNDAY TIMES: Brisbane was alive and decked in red well into the early hours. The thousands of British and Irish rugby followers who had taken possession of Suncorp stadium were reflecting on history in reverse.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Wales wings George North and Alex Cuthbert scored tries in each half as they inspired the Lions to a pulsating first Test triumph. Also: Manchester City could launch a surprise £35million bid for Liverpool’s want-away striker Luis Suarez.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: The Premier League yesterday came under unprecedented attack for having too much power - and not giving enough opportunities to English footballers. Also: Warren Gatland has called for better refereeing for the remainder of the Lions’ tour after launching a scathing attack on yesterday’s match official Chris Pollock.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked to a sensational £90million swop deal between Man Utd and Real Madrid. Also: Spurs want Aston Villa’s lethal striker Christian Benteke.
THE OBSERVER: Warren Gatland warned Australia his victorious Lions would be a lot better in Saturday’s second Test in Melbourne and would have added firepower, with Tommy Bowe and Manu Tuilagi expected to make their comebacks against the rebels on Tuesday.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The British and Irish Lions believe two of their injured backs, the Ireland wing Tommy Bowe and the England centre Manu Tuilagi, will be passed fit for next weekend’s meeting with the Wallabies in Melbourne where a win would give them a first series win in 16 years.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Kurtley Beale was the toast of the Lions after the Aussie bad-boy’s amazing last-minute blunder gifted the tourists a famous Test win. Also: Tony Adams has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal - and offered to join the board to help find Arsene Wenger’s replacement.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Wallaby replacement Kurtley Beale had a chance to win the game for Australia with the last kick of the match - a penalty from 46 metres out - only to slip as he made contact. His effort fell well short. Also: Would the All England Club consider placing Lord Kitchener-style posters around its gates this fortnight? As Andy Murray prepares to chase his destiny once again on the lawns of Wimbledon, the message to every British fan should be “Your country needs you!”