FULL TIME: Australia 21 Lions 23.
Phew. That was the very definition of squeaky bum time at the death. It was a tough chance for Beale on a good day but he lost his footing and after that, it had no chance of going over. It would not have been robbery though if he had slotted it and the Wallabies had won
The slightly muted celebrations from the Lions camp tell their own story. Happy with the win of course but know they had a big slice of luck today
If Halfpenny had been wearing gold rather than red today, Lions would have lost
Gatland not happy with the Lions "game management"
The happiest man in Brisbane right now? Has to be Dan Cole, who was the man pinged for the penalty at the scrum. *relief*
It was, when all is said and done, a cracking game. Australia proved beyond doubt that rumours of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. North and Cuthbert lived up to their pre-match billing but the Lions struggled at the breakdown
"That was entertaining, that's for sure. It was way too close for comfort. The last 20 minutss was so hard, we really had to dig in. Credit to Australia, we can expect a lot more from the last two Tests. Only half the job done." Sam Warburton
It's the mark of a good side that can win when not firing on all cylinders and that's a decent description of the Lions today. Plenty of positives and, of course, the all-important victory but improvement needed for second Test
The Wallaby injury list was horrendous today and massive credit to them despite being forced to make so many changes
"Our set piece was very good, as the game went on we grew at scrum time. We've done a lot of work in the last couple of weeks on our scrum and at the end we got that shot at winning." James Horwill
The good news for the Lions is Pollock will not be refereeing next week!
Lions need to go through more phases next week. The Aussie defence is far from waterproof but probably didn't ask enough questions today
Both team doctors will be busy men this week. The Wallabies are falling like flies but the Lions could do with the medics working their magic on Roberts and Tuilagi
Don't forget to check out the match highlights. All four tries were corkers and even though it wasn't a faultless 80 minutes from either team, there was plenty of drama and entertainment. A pulsating Test match.
OK folks, that's all for today. We'll be back for Tuesday's game against the Rebels in Melbourne and, of course, the second Test at the Etihad next Saturday. See you then...