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Wallabies vs British and Irish Lions: 3rd Test rugby live scores, blog

6th July, 2013


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Australia Vs. British And Irish Lions

2013 British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia, 7 July, 2013

ANZ Stadium, Homebush, Sydney, NSW
British and Irish Lions 41 defeated Australia 16
Australia British and Irish Lions
0/1 DROP GOAL 0/1
Top scorers:
  • Australia - Leali’ifano
  • C 11pts (1C 3G)
Important moments:
  • Lions took the lead at the 2 min. mark 1st half
  • Halfpenny, SL (BRIT) conversion at the 70 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: R Poite
Touch judges: C Pollock & C Joubert


15. Kurtley Beale
14. Israel Folau
13. Adam Ashley-Cooper
12. Christian Lealiifano
11. Joe Tomane
10. James O’Connor
9. Will Genia
8. Wycliff Palu
7. George Smith
6. Ben Mowen
5. James Horwill (c)
4. Kane Douglas
3. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
1. Benn Robinson


16. Saia Fainga'a
17. James Slipper
18. Sekope Kepu
19. Rob Simmons
20. Ben McCalman
21. Michael Hooper
22. Nick Phipps
23. Jesse Mogg

British and Irish Lions

15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Tommy Bowe
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Jamie Roberts
11. George North
10. Jonathan Sexton
9. Mike Phillips
8. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau
7. Sean O'Brien
6. Dan Lydiate
5. Geoff Parling
4. Alun Wyn Jones
3. Adam Jones
2. Richard Hibbard
1. Alex Corbisiero


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

Kick-Off: 8.05pm AEST
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite
Last Time: Wallabies 16-15 Lions
History: Wallabies 6, Lions 16
Betting: $1.75 Wallabies, $2.10 Lions
TV: Channel Ten (LIVE), Fox Sports 2 (LIVE)
James O'Conner of the Wallabies goes in for their first try just on half time. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)
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The Wallabies and British and Irish Lions clash tonight in the third Test at ANZ Stadium in the deciding game of the 2013 series. Join us for live scores and commentary from 8.00pm AEST.

It’s been 12 years since we last saw a deciding match in a Lions series.

That final test match, played at Stadium Australia in Sydney, saw Rod McQueen’s Wallabies side defeat a Lions tam that had gone 1-0 up.

That Wallabies side is viewed by many to be the best ever, and had a full trophy case to justify that label.

Just over a decade later and the Wallabies side finds themselves back in Sydney in an uncannily similar position.

Granted, this side is yet to achieve a huge amount on the international stage, having been doing the old one step forward, two steps back routine ever since Robbie Deans took over the coaching role in 2008.

But what they have lacked in continuity and line breaks they have made up for in sheer determination and grit.

The great thing about this side is that they are young with an average squad age of just 26 years and with this youth comes great enthusiasm and the urge to impress at every opportunity.

Only one Australian player remains from the winning side in 2001, backrower George Smith, who has been recalled to face the Lions.


It is the opinion of many that his winning mindset and career experience could just be the straw that breaks the Lions’ back, and this is what Robbie Deans will be hoping for.

One player from the 2001 Lions tour also remains for the men in red, but he has been dropped to the confusion and anger of fans everywhere – Brian O’Driscoll will play no further part in the tour.

Sam Warburton, who has lead from the front for the tourists is also out, a troublesome hamstring meaning that mammoth second-rower Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions.

Wallabies fans have had their hopes boosted by the news that captain James Horwill has been cleared for a second time of any wrongdoing in the first Test.

The talismanic Queenslander will be as hungry as ever to lead his side to victory in the final Test and the series win.

These young Wallabies have a chance to silence a lot of people with a win here, as does coach Robbie Deans, whose job security would be greatly increased with a victory come Saturday.

Interestingly, the Wallabies have won just one of their last six Tests at ANZ Stadium, but hold a good record overall having lost just nine times in 31 Tests.

This is it, winner takes all. Will it be the confident Wallabies or the desperate Lions? Find out from 8.00pm AEST.