The Wallabies may have lost the series but Australia did very well financially out of the recent tour by the British and Irish Lions.
The British and Irish Lions returned home to a heroes' welcome on Wednesday following their triumphant tour of Australia.
B&I Lions coach Warren Gatland has rallied behind embattled Australian counterpart Robbie Deans, highlighting the achievements of his fellow Kiwi.
Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell has failed in his appeal against a one-match suspension for a spear tackle on British and Irish Lions wing Simon Zebo.
B&I Lions hero Leigh Halfpenny admitted that the pain of his missed kick in the second Test spurred him on in the series decider in Sydney.
Victorious Kiwi coach Warren Gatland would jump at the chance to take the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand in 2017.
B&I Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones hailed Welsh superboot Leigh Halfpenny as "iconic", after he was named man of the series on Saturday.
B&I Lions coach Warren Gatland said he was "shocked" at the backlash after he axed Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll.
Australian coach Robbie Deans admitted he was unsure about his future in the job after his team were humbled by the B&I Lions.
B&I Lions head coach Warren Gatland hailed each and every one of his players after they secured series success in Australia.