Lions maul Wallabies in Sydney

Warren Gatland, all week the target of ferocious criticism, was stunningly vindicated as his side thrashed Australia 41-16 in Sydney yesterday.

6th July, 2013
Jonathan Sexton breaks clear on his way to scoring a try for the Lions against Australia yesterday. Photo: Getty

Warren Gatland, all week the target of ferocious criticism for his surprise decision to drop Ireland star Brian O'Driscoll for the British and Irish Lions' final test against Australia, was vindicated in stunning fashion yesterday when his team thrashed their hosts 41-16 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

The win gave the Lions their first series victory since 1997 in South Africa. It was achieved in style, with Australia being outscored by four tries to one.

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