Lions blow-by-blow

As the dust settles on a memorable series between the British and Irish Lions and Australia, we bring you all the best of the action, reaction and opinion over the course of the tour.

Last Updated: 07/07/13 at 12:52 Post Comment

The Lions greet the final whistle in the third Test

The Lions greet the final whistle in the third Test


The Lions, under the guidance of head coach Warren Gatland, finished the Test series with an historic 2-1 triumph.

And their overall record was played 10, won eight and lost just two - to the Brumbies and to Australia in the second Test.

There might be four years to wait until the Lions are next in action - with New Zealand their next destination - however you can relive every moment of their 2013 tour right here.

Barbarians 8 Lions 59

Report - Lions overwhelm BaaBaas
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - O'Connell pleased
Gatland impressed
Wallabies unconcerned
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Western Force 17 Lions 69

Report - Rampant Lions overpower Force
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Anxious wait for Gatland
O'Driscoll targets improvement
Halfpenny hails Jenkins
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Reds 12 Lions 22

Report - Lions come through Reds test
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Warburton welcomes big test
Gatland proud of performance
Gray: Room for improvement
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Combined Country XV 0 Lions 64

Report - Lions feast on Combined XV
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Howley hails Hogg's performance
O'Driscoll pleased with the defence
Gatland: Lions in a good place
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Waratahs 47 Lions 17

Report - Perfect prep for rampant Lions
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland has concerns over Roberts
Warburton satisfied with win
Ruthless Lions delight lock
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Brumbies 14 Lions 12

Report - Battling Brumbies tame Lions
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland: Not good enough
Best: Standards slipped
White honoured
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Australia 21 Lions 23 - first Test

Report - Lions go one up - just
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland: Only result matters
Warburton credits Australia
Horwill keen to make amends
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Rebels 0 Lions 35

Report - Lions blank the Rebels
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland hails positive Lions
Lydiate: Places up for grabs
Delve: Lions were impressive
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Australia 16 Lions 15 - second Test

Report - Australia level the series
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland unhappy at turnovers
Warburton: Lions will respond
Ashley-Cooper revels in win
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

Australia 16 Lions 41 - third Test

Report - Lions roar to Sydney success
Ratings - How the players fared
Verdict - Our experts review the match
Reaction - Gatland: It was a tough build-up
Series win delights Warburton
Horwill blames early errors
Gallery - The best of the images
Commentary - As it happened

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