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All eyes head to Sydney on Saturday morning as the British & Irish Lions lock horns with Australia in the third and final Test match of the series and with the scores currently tied at 1-1, it is all to play for.
The ANZ Stadium in Sydney will be packed on Saturday and there is sure to be an electric atmosphere here.
The Lions were 23-21 winners in the first Test, but couldn’t wrap up their first series win since 1997 in the second encounter as they lost 16-15 in Melbourne. If they can beat the Wallabies here, it will be the first time the Lions have won Down Under since 1987.
There has been a lot of talk over the team selection by Warren Gatland for this Test and the story on many people’s lips is that Brian O’Driscoll – the man with more experience than any other when it comes to Lions matches – has been left out of the squad altogether.
There is no place for the Irishman on the bench, which is a massive shock, but Gatland believes this is the best rugby decision he could have made. Welsh duo Jonathon Davies and Jamie Roberts will be the two men in the middle, with the latter returning from injury.
Also, there are returns for Mike Phillips, Alex Corbisiero, Richard Hibbard, Sean O’Brien and Toby Faletau.
Sam Warburton is of course injured and Alun Wyn Jones has been given the captaincy.
It is a bold team selection from Gatland and it doesn’t seem to be one that the bookies like as the Lions are now 6/5 for the victory and slight underdogs.
They need to bounce back after the disappointing match in Melbourne last time out and in truth, a bit more positivity is needed from the team. If they get in the lead, this side is good enough to go on and extend it, rather than focus on protecting it too much.
As for Australia, they would have been delighted to see O’Driscoll out of the squad as his experience and knowhow in these big matches can be vital.
Instead of leaving out a veteran, Robbie Deans has chosen to give an experienced Test player a chance in the side as flanker George Smith returns four years after his ‘farewell’ match against Wales back in 2009.
It is going to be interesting to see just what he can still do at the highest level, but there is no doubt Smith has a lot of quality and he could even be the key man in this one.
That is the only change of Australia, so Deans will be after a similar performance to the second Test in front of a packed Sydney crowd. The host nation are being offered at 20/21 to take this series and with the momentum they have, many are finding it tough to look past the Aussies.
Kick-off is at 11.05am and this certainly isn’t a match you want to be missing. It is sport at its best as one of the most famous series to take place goes right down to the wire. Get ready for 80 minutes of gripping action.