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  Saturday, 14 July, 2001, 12:42 GMT 13:42 UK
Lions third Test player ratings
Jonny Wilkinson tackles George Gregan
Wilkinson's fine game was marred by wayward kicking
BBC Sport Online's Ben Gallop marks the Lions players out of 10 for their third Test display.

Five out of 10
15 - Matt Perry
A poor game to end a tour in which the Bath full-back struggled to impose himself. Solid handling - but failed to find the range with his kicking.

Five out of 10
14 - Dafydd James
Relatively anonymous in attack, he could not offer the quicksilver options of Austin Healey, whose injury gave the Welsh wing a second chance. But a better display than in Melbourne - at least this time he denied Joe Roff a try by halting his opposite number's chip and chase.

Six out of 10
13 - Brian O'Driscoll
Nothing like the force he was in the first two Tests. The Irish centre was out-shone by the dynamic Nathan Grey and Daniel Herbert - and near the end he crucially dropped a Wilkinson pass in a try-scoring situation.

Six out of 10
12 - Rob Henderson
More involved than in the Melbourne Test, he tackled hard and constantly tried to break the gain-line. But his handling error at the end of the first half, when he failed to hold a kick down field, was the immediate spark for Australia's comeback.

Eight out of 10
11 - Jason Robinson
Once again, the former league man was a livewire force, constantly looking to get involved. Finished off a flowing move in the corner in clinical fashion in the first half. His tackling was as formidable as ever - but he lacked the lucky break he needed to claim the late try that would have won the game.

Seven out of 10
10 - Jonny Wilkinson
A massive game in open play, Wilkinson pulled all the strings for his side and towards the end he looked the man most likely to create a match-winning opening. Showed great vision with a huge miss-pass for Robinson's try - and then turned scorer himself, jinking through the Wallaby defence for a stylish try. But vitally, he had another off-day with the boot, missing three kicks he would normally expect to land - and which ultimately proved the difference between the sides.

Six out of 10
9 - Matt Dawson
Not a vintage display from the scrum-half, who squandered a chance to put the controversy of his tour diary in the shade. Suspect decision-making and sluggish reactions meant he lost his personal battle with the excellent George Gregan.

Five out of 10
8 - Scott Quinnell
Hampered by a hamstring injury which ultimately ended his match at half-time, the Welsh charger was nowhere near as forceful as in the previous two Tests. Gave away too many penalties.

Five out of 10
7 - Neil Back
As with the second Test he struggled to find his England form and was overshadowed by the mighty Aussie George Smith. A vital error five minutes from time handed the Wallabies a penalty - and he was lucky not to be sin-binned for a headbutt aimed at Gregan.

Seven out of 10
6 - Martin Corry
Tireless work on the fringes, Corry did well on the flank in the first half and at No.8 in the second, after Quinnell's departure. But he was unable to inspire the side in the way the injured Richard Hill had managed at the start of the series.

Five out of 10
5 - Danny Grewcock
Another player whose series disintegrated after a mighty start. Of all the Lions' failings the lineout was both the most conspicuous and the most significant. Highly fortunate not to be yellow-carded for a horrific early assault on Nick Stiles.

Six out of 10
4 - Martin Johnson
Like Grewcock, the skipper was eclipsed by Justin Harrison's stunning debut display at lock. Utterly unconvincing in the lineout, at least he was able to redeem himself with a more authoratative effort in the loose and made a number of charges early on.

Five out of 10
3 - Phil Vickery
Blown away in the front row by the Aussie props, here was another example of early tour promise evaporating just when top form was needed most.

Eight out of 10
2 - Keith Wood
The unluckiest player in the touring party, Wood again produced a massive display, showing off all his footballing skills. No-one rises to the big-match occasion like the Irish hooker. He was involved in Robinson's try as a makeshift centre and at one stage also produced a passable impersonation of a full-back. The consistent lineout failure was the one black mark against his name.

Six out of 10
1 - Tom Smith
A sweet pass set up Robinson's try - but handling skills aside, the lone Scot was nothing like the player he had been on the 1997 tour to South Africa and failed to do the basics of his front-row job.


Lions replacements:

Four out of 10
Colin Charvis
Replaced Quinnell at half-time
At last given the chance he felt his mid-week efforts had deserved, the Welsh back-row man blew it. Any hard work in the back row was ruined by a horrendous episode just after he had come on, when he had a rush of blood in his own 22 and ended up squandering possession with a woeful kick.

Five out of 10
Iain Balshaw
Replaced James after 73 minutes
The Bath flyer had little chance to impose himself - but he could have helped win the game at the death, only for a pass to go astray on the right wing.

Five out of 10
Darren Morris
Replaced Smith after 73 minutes
The Welsh prop was unlucky to miss out to Smith in the starting line-up, so at least he was given a few minutes' taste of a Lions Test series.


AUSTRALIA PLAYER RATINGS

Eight out of 10
15 - Matt Burke
A match-winning display with the boot, kicking 19 points to mark his 50th Test cap in grand style.

Six out of 10
14 - Andrew Walker
Linked well with his fellow backs, as they taught the Lions a lesson in holding onto possession.

Eight out of 10
13 - Daniel Herbert
Scored two tries and was a real handful for the opposition with his strong running. Sin-binned for a high tackle on O'Driscoll.

Seven out of 10
12 - Nathan Grey
With a textbook display in the art of centre play, he and Herbert gave their Irish opposite numbers the run-around.

Seven out of 10
11 - Joe Roff
Could not match the two tries he scored in Melbourne - but still posed all sort of problems.

Six out of 10
10 - Elton Flatley
An assured, if unspectacular, performance as replacement for Stephen Larkham.

Eight out of 10
9 - George Gregan
Another excellent game that confirmed his status as the world's best scrum-half.

Eight out of 10
8 - Toutai Kefu
Strong running No.8 who shone in the loose and helped the Wallaby back row dominate the Lions trio.

Nine out of 10
7 - George Smith
Named man of the match and his speed to the breakdown was frequently stunning. Caused untold problems for the Lions pack.

Six out of 10
6 - Owen Finegan
Not as prominent as he was in Melbourne seven days ago, but still made some critical contributions at vital times.

Seven out of 10
5 - John Eales
If this proves to be his last game against northern hemisphere opposition, it was a fitting way to go out. Australia's captain courageous led his side to yet another trophy, adding to the World Cup, Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations successes.

Nine out of 10
4 - Justin Harrison
Rarely can there have been a Test debut to match Harrison's. The second row, who only got his chance through David Giffin's injury, was enormous. He ruined the Lions' lineout and made some huge contributions in open play.

Six out of 10
3 - Rod Moore
Blotted his copybook through raking Lions flanker Neil Back in a ruck, but his scrummaging again held up well.

Seven out of 10
2 - Michael Foley
An outstanding scrummager who also made an impact around the field, delivering the scoring pass for Herbert's second try.

Seven out of 10
1 - Nick Stiles
Grew in confidence as the series progressed and now looks set for a big Tri-Nations campaign.


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