Lions 2013: Attacking Reds Impress But Tourists Get the Job Done

by Paul Cook in Brisbane - They promised a game and they certainly delivered. The Queensland Reds have pushed the British & Irish Lions to the brink with a performance of passion, desire and intent that ultimately ended in honourable defeat, 22-12. The Lions may have come away with the spoils but the glory surely belonged to a Queensland side that outscored their much vaunted opponents by two tries to one and ran the ball at every opportunity in a white hot atmosphere at a packed Suncorp Stadium. With Quade Cooper - in the last chance saloon for a Wallaby berth – conducting the orchestra, the Reds simply bedazzled the Lions in the opening half with pace, width and self-belief and looked fair set for a famous victory. However, the tourist’s withheld the early onslaught and in a rain affected second half, played the football to suit
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