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

A look back at the second Wallabies vs Lions Test in 2001
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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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  • bunn
    10:48 PM 11/07/2013

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

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  • drg
    10:50 PM 01/07/2013

    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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  • foxtrot
    9:00 AM 01/07/2013

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

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  • drg
    1:05 AM 01/07/2013

    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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  • drg
    1:03 AM 01/07/2013

    "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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  • foxtrot
    11:38 PM 29/06/2013

    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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  • 4:24 AM 29/06/2013

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

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  • stroudos
    3:07 AM 29/06/2013

    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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