Friday, 5 July 2013

Australia v British & Irish Lions - 2nd Test

Apologies for lateness. Like James Horwill’s lawyer, I’ve been changing nappies all week.

Well, it is a ding-dong old battle out there in this Test Series, and only one point is separating these two teams. The Lions scraped home (slipped home?) by one point in the first Test. The Wallabies strangled their way to a win last week by a single point. The tally for the whole series stands at one game a piece ... so the winner on Saturday night will win the the tour by a point.

However, while the tension is high, and immense bragging rights are at stake, last week’s match was not of the highest quality. No team is really at their peak yet, and rolling out a sparkling, dominant performance to really put away their opposition. Maybe this week? I hope so.

For me, O’Connor has to go. He is not an international 10 and is playing second fiddle to Genia still. We’ll see if he can deliver on Deans’ faith this weekend.

It has been great entertainment in the first two Tests, and it is now all on the line, set up nicely for the big finale. The final episode in this trilogy really needs to end in a big bang.