Friday, June 28, 2013

A look back at the second Wallabies vs Lions Test in 2001

To get you in the mood for the second Test that kicks off in the not too distant future, here's a look back to the the second Test the last time the Lions were in Australia, in 2001. Twelve years ago the visitors went one nil up to start the series too.

On that occasion the Wallabies bounced back well with a convincing 35-14 win in Melbourne.

The Lions took an early lead but Joe Roff's famous intercept swung things the way of the hosts, and set them on their way for a famous win that levelled the series 1-1. Matt Burke scored 25 points and until this weekend, it was the only previous occasion that the two sides had met at that venue.

Above is a mashup of the big moments from the game, but if you'd prefer more traditional, longer highlights, there is an excellent ten minute highlights package on page two of this post.

Highlights from the Wallabies vs British & Irish Lions second Test in Melbourne in 2001

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vinnie goro June 29, 2013 12:50 am

one of my favourite test matches! Joe Roff and Matt Burke were amazing. 3rd test mash up will be ready for next weeks final test. Hope you liked it!

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stroudos June 29, 2013 2:07 am

Even in that post-Lomu era, Joe Roff was a big strong bugger for a wing.

How quick was George Gregan at getting to the breakdown and getting the backline moving? WTF ever happened to quick ball??

Halcyon days...

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DrG July 01, 2013 12:03 am

"WTF ever happened to quick ball??"

Remember being able to ruck the shit out of the f****r lying on the wrong side?

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Canadian content June 29, 2013 3:24 am

Both 9s display how useless Phillips is, they produced super fast ball and defenses are even faster now.

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FoXtroT June 29, 2013 10:38 pm

Whatever happened to teams swapping jerseys? I see the one Lions player about to do it at the end of this vid.

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DrG July 01, 2013 12:05 am

In the Lions series or in general?

I might have last seen it in 2003 or 2007 RWC but not 100% sure, I guess players might want to hang onto their "winning jersey"...

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FoXtroT July 01, 2013 8:00 am

In General, it just seems like its become a dying tradition.

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DrG July 01, 2013 9:50 pm

Yeh true, I haven't seen it much.

I could be way off here, but do you think there could be any voices from above halting jersey swapping due to sponsors?

Either that or like I said before, people want to keep their winning jersey :/

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sacricketer July 01, 2013 3:00 am

Both the Lions and Wallabies this year are given 2 jerseys per match - 1 for the 1st half, which the wearer keeps, 1 for the 2nd half which is for trading with your opposite number. Brilliant idea in my book. Doesn't leave anyone feeling awkward at the end.

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Bunn July 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Richard Hill fell funny? Felled by a elbow in the head

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