British & Irish Lions

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 29 June 2013 - 20h00
Kick-off : Sat, 29 June 2013 - 12h00
Venue : Melbourne
Referee : Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Australia B&I Lions
Tries Adam Ashley-Cooper (77min)
Penalties Leigh Halfpenny (10min), Leigh Halfpenny (28min), Leigh Halfpenny (33min), Leigh Halfpenny (40min), and Leigh Halfpenny (64min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The penalty to the Lions is short from Halfpenny and Genia kicks it out and that is FULL-TIME. Super Rugby up next as we head to Durban for the Sharks against the Blues.


Penalty to the Lions right at the death. They have to take it quick and attack.


The Wallabies keep hitting it up and O'Connor gives the short ball to Ashley-Cooper who goes over for the TRY. Lealiifano knocks the CONVERSION over and the Wallabies lead 16-15.


Folau knocks it on off the set-piece. The Lions clear the line but the Wallabies have the line-out 18 metres from the Lions try-line.


The Wallabies have the momentum and are five metres from the Lions line. They win the penalty and take the scrum six metres from the line.


Australia are looking too predictable on attack but when there is space out wide Beale knocks it on. Scrum to the Lions just short of their own 10-metre line.


Halfpenny extends the Lions lead to 15-9 from about 49 metres out. Great kick off the scrum PENALTY won by Dan Cole.


North's head is slammed into the ground after he picked up Folau when he, North, had the ball. A neck injury is the possibility but he is ok. Scrum on halfway to the Lions.


Palu tries too much on attack and the ball goes to ground. The ball is free and the Lions hack to the Wallabies 10-metre line.


The Wallabies have the scrum on the Lions 10-metre line. Hibbard is on the field for Youngs.


The Wallabies are having a real crack and win the penalty. Beale kicks it out just inside the Lions 22.


Warburton starting to make a good name for himself as he wins the penalty at the ruck. Lions line-out on the Australian 10-metre line.


Scrum to the Lions on their own 10-metre line.


Solid defence from the Wallabies. Sexton knocks it on outside. Scrum to the Wallabies on their own 10-metre line


In a Test match like this the slightest error will be the difference. The Wallabies have the line-out 10 metres from their 22.


The Lions restart the match in the second half.


The Lions get some good go-forward and they win the PENALTY and Halfpenny steps up and fades it in slightly. The Lions lead at HALF-TIME 12-9.


Offside in the midfield from Dan Lydiate. Lealiifano steps up and slides it in the posts. 9-9.


Vunipola turns the screw on Alexander and wins the PENALTY. Halfpenny kicks it over and the Lions lead 9-6


O'Connor knocks on a sitter. Scrum to the Lions just on the Wallabies side of halfway.


Vunipola is really having a horrible evening already but Adam Jones makes up for it as he wins the PENALTY and Halfpenny knocks it over. 6-6.


Vunipola is penalised at the scrum as Ben Alexander puts the pressure on him. Lealiifano knocks the PENALTY over and the Wallabies lead 6-3.


Penalty to the Lions as the Wallabies flood the breakdown but they go off their feet.


Lealiifano with his first shot at goal in international rugby and the PENALTY is good. 3-3.


The Wallabies win the free kick at the scrum. They opt for the scum.


The Wallabies with their first opportunity to attack. Over 10 phases but the pass from Folau to O'Connor is knocked on. Scrum to the Lions inside their 22.


Another PENALTY to the Lions. The Wallabies are warned about collapsing the maul. Halfpenny steps up and gives the Lions the lead 3-0.


Another penalty to the Lions. Hands all over the ball legally. Line-out three metres short of the Wallabies 22.


Penalty to the Lions as Warburton is all over the ball on the ground. Halfpenny steps up from about 49 metres on the angle. The kick is good but it bounces off the cross bar. O'Connor clears to his own 10-metre line.


Beale kicks off. The Lions have the ball inside the Wallabies half of the field. Genia with a massive ball inside to Beale who knocks it out on his own 10-metre line.


Ben Alexander leads the side out in his 50th Test. The Wallabies run out to a massive chant from the home side. Huge game tonight.


So much to play for today. The Lions want to wrap up the series and the Robbie Deans has his job on the line. Melbourne is the scene and it is going to be incredible.


The Wallabies are going to be a lot better this week and they will take it to the Lions. Beale is going to be the difference today.


Half an hour to go until the decisive second Test between Australia and the British and Irish Lions. Massive opportunity for the Lions to win their first series since 1997.
15 Israel Folau
14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Joe Tomane
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 David Pocock
6 Scott Fardy
5 Rob Simmons
4 Will Skelton
3 Greg Holmes
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Michael Hooper
19 Dean Mumm
18 Sekope Kepu
17 Scott Sio
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
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