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  Saturday, 7 July, 2001, 12:22 GMT 13:22 UK
Lions second Test player ratings
The Lions were battered in the second-half
The Lions were battered in the second-half
BBC Sport Online's Jonathon Moore awards the Lions players marks out of 10 after Australia levelled the series in Melbourne.

15 - Matt Perry

The Bath full back started poorly, missing numerous line-kicks and failed to impose himself on the game thereafter.

14 - Dafydd James

Despite an early break, James came off a poor second against Joe Roff. He leaked two tries down the right flank and frequently knocked on in contact.

13 - Rob Henderson

After a superb performance in the first Test the Irish centre looked out-of-sorts in Melbourne. Did little with the ball in hand and failed to break down an impressive Australian defensive line.

12 - Brian O'Driscoll

Showed his class again - but only in glimpses. Broke the Wallaby defence twice, but his teammates were unable to provide him with enough clean ball to allow him to truly shine.

11 - Jason Robinson

A vital cog in the opening Test, the ex-rugby league flyer touched the ball only a handful of times and was unable to show his blistering pace. Put in some big tackles and did little wrong going backwards.

10 - Jonny Wilkinson

A tale of two halves for the England fly-half. Wilkinson bossed the first period superbly, but his intercepted pass changed the game. Left the field early with a damaged knee.

9 - Rob Howley
Did little wrong with ball in hand and looked every part the attacking scrum-half. Gave away a mindless penalty in the opening half, however, and lost his personal battle to man-of-the-match George Gregan

8 - Scott Quinnell

Awseome in the first-half, Quinnell's rampant charges put Australia on the back-foot. Frequently guilty of running out of support in the second-half he was lucky to stay on the field after two late tackles.

7 - Neil Back
Gained his place in an attempt to stave off the threat of George Smith, but proved largely ineffective in a pack that came off second best both in the tight and the loose. Redeemed himself by scoring the Lions' only try.

6 - Richard Hill
Performed well with ball in hand, but left the field to a blood injury at half-time and was replaced by Martin Corry.

5 - Danny Grewcock

A quiet game after an outstanding first Test. Was harried in the line-out and looked shaky against the imposing figures of David Giffin and John Eales.

4 - Martin Johnson

Won a number of key line-out balls, but lacked the support he needed from his second-row partner. Made some fine runs with ball in hand, but lost his composure late on.

3 - Phil Vickery

Struggled to impose himself in the scrums against an impressive Australian front-row and was unable to make his mark with his trademark charges in midfield.

2 - Keith Wood

A reasonable performance from the Irish captain, despite a shaky line-out. His charging runs continued to ask questions of Australia and he again provided a superb link.

1 - Tom Smith

Made some big tackles but failed to gain any superiority over his opponents. Failed to assert himself in the second-half.


Iain Balshaw (52, Matt Perry)
Again looked out of sorts in the Lions number XV jersey. But the game was lost by the time he entered the fray.

Martin Corry (40 Richard Hill)
Shored up the line-out but was unable to replace Hill's supreme workload in the loose.

Jason Leonard (66, Phil Vickery)
Did little wrong and with the side going backwards could only manage to help shore up an ailing defence.

Matt Dawson (80, Robert Howley)
With just minutes until full-time, Dawson found a vital touch to prevent the possibility of a fourth Australian try. Little time for anything else.

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