Hola folks! Yea I think it's late enough to assume everyone has watched the second test. Basically a tale of two matches.
The first ~90% of the match was as dull and poor as they come, turnover/knockon/penalty central. Scrums all night were pretty poor, and it was overall a pretty meh match.
The last ~10 minutes of it, however, were fvcking epic. I didn't think there was a chance Australia would rebound after getting it down to the Lions' 5m line and turning it over. I like it when teams insert wings on dead runs (especially someone as big as Xavier), but I got a HUGE problem with someone tossing a no-look pass on the 5m line. I saw that and thought absolutely over. They stole it back again and finally broke through on a great set by the backs.
From there Aussie comenced what could have become one of the most braindead moments in a long time passing back and kicking out of bounds from inside the 22m line giving the Lions a lineout to steal the game. Then comes, like the poster linked, the man with the bionic arm. That was as ridiculous a play as I've seen in a long time, I still have no idea how he stole that ball, zero clue.
But yea Wallabees took it from there, looked like they'd made it out only to lose possession with 2 SECONDS LEFT. Lions moved into essentially the same position as the week before's kick and came up just short (my british friend goes "I'm kind of glad he missed it, that Halfpenny is too fvcking good looking to also be able to make kicks like that" hahahaha).
Hopefully this weekend is as epic as it should be. Both teams need to improve their handling issues, but it should be good.
Also, the play by North of the Lions when Xavier tried to tackle him was as epic a play as I've seen in sports in a long time. Xavier goes to tackle North (imagine TO and Megatron squaring off in an open field) and North purposefully picks Xavier up and starts running with him! Obviously it didn't turn out to be a very smart move after Xavier DDT'ed him on his head, but that was fvckin epic no less.
Xavier and North are freaks
This post was edited on 7/1 at 6:06 pm