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 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.
Leigh Halfpenny scored 30 points as the British and Irish Lions beat the New South Wales Waratahs 47-17 in their next-to-last game before taking on Australia in a three-match rugby series. The touring team today drafted former Wales winger Shane Williams for its final tuneup.