The British and Irish Lions destroyed Australia with a 41-16 victory at ANZ Stadium in Sydney with tries from Alex Corbisiero, Jonathan Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts. It was the Lions’ first series win since 1997. Did it justify Warren Gatland’s decision to drop Brian O’Driscoll? Here’s how Twitter reacted…
Hope a lot of people have put their humble pie in to warm;()
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) July 6, 2013
Take a bow, Warren Gatland. Completely and utterly vindicated. #Lions
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 6, 2013
— Ralph Uhlemann (@ralphuhlemann) July 6, 2013
I'd say Roberts & Davies have done pretty well in the midfield! Well done Gatland. Brave selection rewarded.
— Simon Austin (@bbcsport_simon) July 6, 2013
In Warren we trust – well, not exactly, but was he right?
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) July 6, 2013
Victory justifies tactics & selection.. #Lions
— Mick O'Keeffe (@okmick) July 6, 2013
Watching the end of the Lions game in the @Oulton_Park canteen, inspiration for racing this afternoon!
— Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) July 6, 2013
— Siobhan ❤ (@Siobhan_Evans) July 6, 2013
Don't know much about rugby but made up for Gatland. Hate it when managers are pilloried for their team selection before the game's played.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) July 6, 2013
Have a bit of that you Aussie bastards…
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 6, 2013
Leigh Halfpenny's 112 points in this Tour has broken the professional era record which was 111 by Tim Stimpson in 1997. #Lions
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 6, 2013
— Olivia Wayne (@oliviajwayne) July 6, 2013
Game, series & history!! Great line Jamie Roberts ! Drink responsibly !!! Haha #Lions
— Will Carling (@willcarling) July 6, 2013
Finally on #Lions, hope people are as quick to praise Gatland. Picked a team that has not just won, but run riot and racked up huge score.
— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) July 6, 2013