Australia and the British and Irish Lions went their separate ways to prepare for the deciding rugby Test with the momentum following the Wallabies to Sydney after their one-point victory in Melbourne kept the series alive.
The British and Irish Lions have the luxury of being able to lose the second rugby Test to Australia and retain a chance of their first series win in 16 years. The combined team wants to get the job done tomorrow.
The British and Irish Lions included fit-again winger Tommy Bowe and scrum-half Ben Youngs among five starting changes for the second rugby Test against Australia, which made two injury-enforced alterations of its own.
The British and Irish Lions moved to within one win of their first rugby series victory in 16 years by beating Australia 23-21 as Kurtley Beale missed a last-minute penalty that would have won the opener for the Wallabies.
The British and Irish Lions picked a prop who wasn’t in the original squad among eight Test newcomers for the combined team in its rugby series opener against Australia, which selected three rookies of its own.
The British and Irish Lions lost to provincial opposition for the first time since 1997 as their perfect rugby tour record ended with a 14-12 defeat to the ACT Brumbies four days before the series opener against Australia.