Wonderful tries, hard tackling and a last-gasp slip up by Kurtley Beale saw the Lions run out 23-21 winners in the first Test in Brisbane earlier today.
The visitors are now in the driving seat to record their first series win since 1997 ahead of next Saturday’s second test to come in Melbourne.
While there were four great tries – including this one from George North – the match swung on the success rate of the kickers.
Here’s how the Twitter machine read it.
Stephen Fry keeps it simple :
Go Lions !!!!! #Lions
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 22, 2013
Former England captain Will Carling calls it about right:
Lost for words. Scrum chaos from Lions. Beale misses kick, Lions win 23-21. Brave brave display from Aussies with so many injuries #Lions
— Will Carling (@willcarling) June 22, 2013
Dai Lama’s got his own agenda
Won’t lie. I’ve been playing #lionsdrinkinggame and I’m battered. Signing off for the weekend. Nos da, and up yours Australia!
— Dai Lama (@WelshDalaiLama) June 22, 2013
Paddy Power columnist Gareth Thomas rowed in with a 20/1 winning tip.
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) June 22, 2013
And never one to miss kicking a man when he’s down – Piers Morgan will be as popular Down Under as he is everywhere else.
And the Australian summer of sporting discontent commences… Congrats #Lions
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 22, 2013