British & Irish Lions

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 19h30
Kick-off : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 11h30
Venue : Sydney
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Waratahs B&I Lions
Tries Jonathan Sexton (7min), Leigh Halfpenny (40min), Leigh Halfpenny (44min), and Jonathan Davies (71min)
Penalties Brendan McKibbin (33min) Leigh Halfpenny (4min), Leigh Halfpenny (19min), Leigh Halfpenny (27min), and Leigh Halfpenny (51min)
Conversions Brendan McKibbin (15min) and Brendan McKibbin (46min) Leigh Halfpenny (7min), Leigh Halfpenny (40min), Leigh Halfpenny (44min), Leigh Halfpenny (55min), and Owen Farrell (71min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


AJ Gilbert bursts through but he is scragged and the Lions turn the ball over. The Lions win the game 47-17. It is Samoa up against Italy from Nelspruit next.


The Lions having one last crack inside the Waratahs half of the pitch.


Penalty to the Lions and Farrell kicks it out seven metres from the Waratahs line.


Youngs with a good break and the ball falls free. Then they go blind and Jonathan Davies goes over for the TRY. Farrell knocks the CONVERSION over and the Lions 47-17.


The Lions are just playing for territory here and are keeping the Waratahs pinned back in their own half.


The Lions are blown-up for hinging at the scrum. The Waratahs knock it out just short of halfway.


Lions scrum eight metres from the Waratahs line. Penalty to the Lions and the opt for the scrum.


Scrum to the Lions eight metres from their own line. Fresh legs on for the Lions and they win the free-kick as the Waratahs go early.


Penalty to the Waratahs and they kick it out seven metres from the Lions 22.


Lions clear to their 10-metre line and the Waratahs go quickly at the line-out.


Tom Croft shows a clean pair of heals. Fends off one and runs it in from 20 metres out for the TRY. Halfpenny knocks the CONVERSION over and the Lions lead 40-17.


Halfpenny knocks the PENALTY over and the Lions extend the lead to 33-17.


Penalty to the Lions and Sexton kicks it out just short of the Waratahs 22.


The Waratahs are over for the TRY. Tom Carter takes a short ball and goes over for the try. McKibbin knocks the CONVERSION over and the Lions lead 30-17.


Leigh Halfpenny goes over for his second TRY. Great combining from the Welsh players as Roberts gives it to Davies who drops it off to Halfpenny who goes over. The CONVERSION is good and the Lions lead 30-10


The Waratahs get the game going. The Tahs get the ball back but they lack the accuracy and there is obstruction. Penalty to the Lions. Sexton kicks it out just past the Waratahs 10-metre line.


The Lions push into the Waratahs 22. They a few metres out and they shift it wide and Halfpenny goes over for the TRY. He knocks CONVERSION is over and the Lions lead 23-10 at HALF-TIME.


The Lions on the front foot again.


Tom Youngs taking up the space on the Waratahs side of the ruck and it's a PENALTY to the Tahs. McKibbin steps up from about 40 metres and knocks it over. 16-10 to the Lions.


Attacking scrum here for the Lions. Five metres from the Waratahs line. They look to scrum it over but the ball pops out and McKibben clears.


The Lions have a PENALTY and Halfpenny lines up another shot at goal from about 38 metres out. The kick is good and the Lions lead 16-7.


Foley kicks to the touch and they set up the line-out five metres out. The ball goes to Skelton at the front and he goes to the line but knocks it on over the line. Scrum to the Lions on their own five metre line.


The Waratahs are building the phases and win the penalty just inside the Lions 22.


PENALTY to the Lions as the Waratahs go offside at the ruck. Halfpenny knocks it over and the Lions lead 13-7.


Line-out to the Waratahs. They go quickly from inside their own half. Foley with a pin-point cross-kick for Betham who gives the pass to Carter who scores the TRY in corner. McKibben knocks the CONVERSION over and the Lions lead 10-7.


Millions of men over on the right-hand side but Drew Mitchell makes a telling hit on Jamie Roberts and he knocks it on. Scrum to the Tahs six metres from their own line.


Great defence from the Lions. They win the penalty as the Waratahs take it to the line but their clearing at the breakdown is inaccurate and they are pinged for holding on. Sexton kicks to two metres from the Waratahs 22.


Drew Mitchell's kick doesn't find touch and the Lions counter. Zebo takes it to the defence who give it to Davies on the outside. He gives it to Sexton on the inside and he runs in the TRY in the corner. The CONVERSION is good from Halfpenny. 10-0 to the Lions.


Penalty to the Lions after a dangerous tackle in midfield. Halfpenny will step up and have a shot from 49 metres out. Boos ring out around the Allianz Stadium. The PENALTY is over and the Lions lead 3-0.


Sexton gets the game going for the Lions. Foley kicks it down town and the Lions counter. The Lions find some space on the short-side and Zebo busts down the touchline but is taken into touch a few inches short. Great tackle from Drew Mitchell.


Five minutes until kick-off in Sydney. This has historically been a tough fixture for the Lions and the Waratahs are going to be just as up for it as they always have been.
15 Israel Folau
14 Taqele . Naiyaravoro
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Matt Carraro
11 Rob Horne
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Wycliff Palu
7 Michael Hooper
6 Jacques Potgieter
5 Dave Dennis
4 Will Skelton
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
1 Benn Robinson

23 Peter Betham
22 Jono Lance
21 Brendan McKibbin
20 Stephen Hoiles
19 Mitchell Chapman
18 Paddy Ryan
17 Jeremy Tilse
16 Tola Latu
B&I Lions
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Jonathan Sexton
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sean O'Brien
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Geoff Parling
4 Alun Wyn Jones
3 Adam Jones
2 Richard Hibbard
1 Alex Corbisiero

23 Manu Tuilagi
22 Owen Farrell
21 Conor Murray
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Richie Gray
18 Dan Cole
17 Mako Vunipola
16 Tom Youngs