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  Saturday, 30 June, 2001, 11:04 GMT 12:04 UK
Clockwatch: Australia 13-29 Lions
Australia v Lions - first Test live
All the action, minute by minute, as the Lions beat Australia in the first Test in Brisbane.

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1008 BST Jonny Wilkinson kicks off.

3 mins: Try for the Lions. A dream start as Jason Robinson loops round Chris Latham to score in the left corner. (0-5)

7 mins: Wilkinson misses with long penalty attempt.

11 mins: The game is being played at breathtaking pace as Rob Henderson almost sets Brian O'Driscoll free.

Joe Roff intercepts and almost breaks free for the Wallabies.

12 mins: The Lions destroy the Australian scrum five yards out and opt for another after the resultant penalty.

14 mins: The Lions lose their chance as Phil Vickery enters a ruck from the side and is penalised.

18 mins: Penalty for Australia. The Lions are again penalised for entering a ruck at the side and Andrew Walker slots a simple penalty. (3-5)

21 mins: Keith Wood breaks from a lineout to burst upfield, but indiscipline again costs the tourists.

23 mins: Walker misses a penalty attempt after Scott Quinnell is penalised for going over the top at a ruck.

31 mins: A Jonny Wilkinson penalty hits the top of the post. Another chance goes begging.

32 mins: Try to the Lions. Brian O'Driscoll rips the Aussie defence to shreds before off-loading to Jason Robinson, who draws his man to send Dafydd James over.

Wilkinson converts. (3-12)

36 mins: Scott Quinnell is warned for a late tackle on Andrew Walker, who misses the penalty.

39 mins: Referee Andre Watson blows up half a minute early to end the first half.

Half-time score: Australia 3-12 Lions

40 mins: Andrew Walker begins the second half. Australia have replaced Chris Latham with kicking specialist Matt Burke.

Iain Balshaw is on for Matt Perry for the Lions.

41 mins: Brilliant start to the second half for the Lions. Brian O'Driscoll bursts through the Aussie midfield, steps round Burke and dives under the posts for a breathtaking try.

Wilkinson converts. (3-19)

44 mins: Penalty for the Lions. The Lions take the game to the Australians who look shell-shocked at the tourists' pace and power. Wilkinson kicks a penalty. (3-22)

50 mins: Try to the Lions. The Australians absorb waves of Lions' attacks after a great burst from Rob Henderson before Scott Quinnell barges his way under the posts.

Wilkinson converts. (3-29)

51 mins: Australia hooker Jeremy Paul is stretchered off with a serious leg injury. Stephen Larkham also goes off.

53 mins: Australia lose a great chance when Rob Howley intercepts near his own line and hacks upfield.

56 mins: Australia are denied a try by the video referee who says Matt Burke hit the corner flag before he grounded the ball.

59 mins: Scott Quinnell is penalised rather harshly after ripping the ball from an Australian opponent. Referee Watson says he entered the ruck at the side.

60 mins: A Kefu try for Australia is disallowed after crossing in midfield.

61 mins: Martin Corry is sin-binned after repeated Lions' infringements.

66 mins: Try to Australia. Andrew Walker cuts inside the Lions defence to blaze over the line.

Burke misses the conversion. (8-29)

68 mins: Try to Australia. The Lions are being stretched as Joe Roff slips a fantastic inside pass to Nathan Grey, who crosses the line.

Burke's conversion hits the post. (13-29)

74 mins: Phil Vickery is sin-binned for killing the ball as the Lions try to slow the game in the face of the Wallaby onslaught.

80 mins: Referee Watson calls time on a brilliant Lions performance.

Final score: Australia 13-29 Lions


Teams:

Australia: Latham, Walker, Herbert, Grey, Roff, Larkham, Gregan, Stiles, Paul, Panoho, Giffin, Eales, Finegan, G. Smith, Kefu.

Replacements: Foley, Darwin, Cockbain, Lyons, Whitaker, Flatley, Burke.

Lions: Perry, James, O'Driscoll, Henderson, Robinson, Wilkinson, Howley, Smith, Wood, Vickery, Johnson, Grewcock, Corry, Hill, Quinnell.

Replacements: Leonard, Bulloch, Charvis, Williams, Dawson, Healey, Balshaw.

Referee: Andre Watson (South Africa)


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