Lions in Australia

Wallabies edge Lions in thriller

2013-06-29 13:54
Wallabies v Lions (Getty Images)

Melbourne - Adam Ashley-Cooper dived over for a late try and Christian Leali'ifano converted as Australia levelled the series with a 16-15 come-from-behind victory over the British and Irish Lions in a second Test that went down to stoppage time on Saturday.

Leali'ifano, playing his second Test, landed the conversion from wide on the right side to give Australia the lead for the first time in the half, setting up a tense last three minutes.

Scorers:

Australia:

Try: Adam Ashley-Cooper

Conversion: Christian Leali'ifano

Penalties: Leali'ifano (3)

British and Irish Lions: 

Penalties: Leigh Halfpenny (5)

Teams:

Australia:

15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Christian Leali'ifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 James O'Connor, 9 Will Genia, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson

Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Jesse Mogg

British and Irish Lions:

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O'Driscoll, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 George North, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Tom Youngs, 1 Makovina Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Tom Croft, 20 Sean O'Brien, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Alex Cuthbert

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

 

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