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  Saturday, 7 July, 2001, 08:40 GMT 09:40 UK
Clockwatch: Australia 35-14 Lions
Australia v Lions - first Test live

All the action, minute-by-minute, from the second Test in Melbourne where Australia enjoy a comfortable victory over the Lions to level the series at 1-1.

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Full-time: Australia 35-14 Lions


86 mins: Australia full-back Matt Burke rubs salt into the Lions' wound with another successful penalty.
Aus 34-14 Lions

83 mins: Matt Burke seals the victory with a penalty and records Australia's highest points score against the Lions.
Aus 32-14 Lions

77 mins: Jonny Wilkinson is stretchered off with a leg injury. Neil Jenkins replaces him.

76 mins: Matt Burke stretches the lead with another penalty. The Lions have a mountain to climb to get back into the game.
Aus 29-14 Lions

71 mins: Australia threaten to score another try to wrap up the game, but desperate Lions defence keeps them at bay.

65 mins: Matt Burke crosses for Australia's third try of the second-half. The home side put together several phases of play and Matt Burke has the strength to drive over in the right corner.
Aus 26-14 Lions

58 mins: The Lions close the gap with a Jonny Wilkinson penalty, earned thanks to powerful play from the pack.
Aus 21-14 Lions

52 mins: Jonny Wilkinson is just short with a penalty attempt.

49 mins: Joe Roff again shows his class to score his second try. Australia steal the ball from a Lions scrum and Roff beats Dafydd James on the outside. Burke converts.
Aus 21-11 Lions

46 mins: Australia go in front for the first time in the series thanks to another Matt Burke penalty.
Aus 14-11 Lions

41 mins: Joe Roff gives Australia a dream start with a try in the first minute of the second-half. Jonny Wilkinson attempts a long, high pass to Dafydd James, but Roff intercepts a sprints to the corner. The referee goes to the video referee for conformation, but Roff knew he made it home. Burke misses the conversion.
Aus 11-11 Lions


Half-time: Australia 6-11 Lions


42 mins: Jonny Wilkinson misses a chance to restore the Lions' advantage from another penalty.

39 mins: Martin Johnson is penalised for a high tackle. Matt Burke kicks the resulting penalty to close the gap as the half-time whistle approaches.
Aus 6-11 Lions

35 mins: A superb period of attacking play from the Lions, but the home defence just does enough to keep them out.

28 mins: Neil Back scores a try for the Lions. The forwards secure the ball from a lineout five yards from the Australian tryline, and Back is at the bottom of the pile as the pack drive over the line. Wilkinson misses the conversion.
Aus 3-11 Lions

19 mins: Australia put their first points on the board with a Matt Burke penalty from straight in front of the posts.
Aus 3-6 Lions

14 mins: Matt Burke misses a penalty from the halfway line.

11 mins: Another successful penalty from Jonny Wilkinson from virtually the exact spot as his first attempt.
Aus 0-6 Lions

8 mins: Jonny Wilkinson kicks a penalty to give the Lions an early lead.
Aus 0-3 Lions

3 mins: A superb break from Dafydd James but Neil Back knocks-on with the Australian defence in tatters.

Kick-off: Jonny Wilkinson gets the game underway. The atmosphere inside the magnificent Colonial Stadium is electric.


Australia: M Burke (New South Wales); A Walker (Australian Capital Territories), D Herbert (Queensland), N Grey (NSW), J Roff (ACT); S Larkham (ACT), G Gregan (ACT); N Stiles (Queensland), M Foley (Queensland), R Moore (NSW), D Giffin (ACT), J Eales (Queensland, capt), O Finegan (ACT), G Smith (ACT), T Kefu (Queensland).

Replacements: B Cannon (NSW), B Darwin (ACT), M Cockbain (Queensland), D Lyons (NSW), C Whitaker (NSW), E Flatley (Queensland), C Latham (Queensland).

Lions: M Perry (Bath and England); D James (Bridgend and Wales), B O'Driscoll (Leinster and Ireland), R Henderson (Munster and Ireland), J Robinson (Sale and England); J Wilkinson (Newcastle and England), R Howley (Cardiff and Wales); T Smith (Northampton and Scotland), K Wood (Harlequins and Ireland), P Vickery (Gloucester and England), M Johnson (Leicester and England, capt), D Grewcock (Bath and England), R Hill (Saracens and England), N Back (Leicester and England), S Quinnell (Llanelli and Wales).

Replacements: J Leonard (Harlequins and England), D West (Leicester and England), M Corry (Leicester and England), M Williams (Cardiff and Wales), M Dawson (Northampton and England), N Jenkins (Cardiff and Wales), I Balshaw (Bath and England).

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa).

Touch judges: Andre Watson (South Africa) and Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand).


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