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Qantas Wallabies 16 British & Irish Lions 41
- Updated: 6th July 2013
The British & Irish Lions won the series against Australia on Saturday with a resounding win in Sydney.
The Lions triumphed 16-41 against the Wallabies in what turned out to be a very one sided match in the end.
The Lions dominated the first half through an early try from Alex Corbisiero and penalties from the ever reliable boot of Leigh Halfpenny. n the second half, the Lions weathered an early storm with the Wallabies scoring two quick penalties to bring themselves within three points of the visitors. The Lions responded in style with further tries from Jonathan Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts without reply to triumph in the series.
The Lions started the match like a rocket, asserting their authority from the first minute with an almighty scrum that pushed the Australians backwards and provided go forward ball for the forwards to drive through the middle. Alex Corbisiero took the ball from Mike Phillips and drove over for the first score of the match inside the first two minutes.
The Lions superiority in the scrum continued through a succession of scrums which eventually resulted in the sin binning of Wallaby prop Benn Alexander.
The Wallabies scored a try late in the first half through James O’Connor to bring the Aussies back into the game. Two further penalties after the break brought the Wallabies to within three points of the Lions, but the Lions put the foot down on the accelerator and scored three further tries without response from the hosts.
the key turning point was the try from Sexton after a fine move from the Lions with Halfpenny setting sexton free to score. The try was referred to the TMO under suspicion of a forward pass, but it was ruled to be ok and the momentum shifted the way of the Lions.
The floodgates then opened with further tries scored by North and Roberts to cap a comprehensive victory for the British & Irish Lions.