George North piggybacks Israel Folau in amazing Lions moment [VIDEO] [GIFs]

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An extraordinary moment of play between Australia and the British and Irish Lions saw giant Lions winger George North pick up attempted tackler Israel Folau and carry him forwards on his shoulders like a lumberjack.

Unfortunately the move ended with Folau managing to pull North down directly onto his head – and North was momentarily grounded.

He recovered to continue play – but may would say the WWE’s ‘Undertaker’ would have been proud of the ‘Tombstone Piledriver’ from Folau.

But the moment belonged to man-mountain North – who stands at 105 kgs. Watch below for the video and gifs.

The move brought huge cheers from the 56,771 supporters – with Etihad Stadium washed in a ‘sea of red’ from Lions supporters who swamped Melbourne.

The match ended with a cliffhanger moment which has been typical of the match – Lions kicker Leigh Halfpenny missing a mighty 50m attempt for penalty goal for a famous Wallabies win – 16-15 over the Lions.

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