Lions 2013: Last Gasp Wallabies Keep Series Alive

by Paul Cook in Melbourne - Tries win matches, that’s the lesson the British & Irish Lions must learn from this one as the Wallabies kept this incredible series alive with a heart stopping 16-15 victory at Etihad Stadium. In a serious case of déjà vu from last week’s clash in Brisbane, Leigh Halfpenny lined up a match winning penalty with the last kick of the game in order to claim the first Lions series win since 1997 but, as with Kurtley Beale seven days previously, the attempt fell agonisingly short and it was the green and gold half of the stadium that celebrated this time around. In a game high on defence and peppered by scrum penalties, it was the home side that showed the greater intent with ball in hand while the Lions contented themselves with a physical and controlled display - full of heart and bra
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