39 MINS - As I typed another penalty is turned down and they play off the top again.
40 MINS - Australia power through the phases on the Lions line but to no avail. They have the put in though on the Lions line at the end of the half. They have to score.
I agree completely Michael, we were playing for a penalty it seemed to me.
42 MINS - TRY AUSTRALIA - 8 - 19
James O'Connor finally arrives at the party with a dummy, two inside steps and powers his way through Phillips on the line.
43 MINS - HT - CONVERSION KICKED - Australia back in this just before Half Time. Superb game.
So should the Lions have put Oz away whilst the man was in the bin? Will Oz rue the kicks turned down? Tweet #MSNLions with your thoughts
@seajamiet: It's too early to tell. Fascinating contest so far but neither midfield has had much impact as it has been all about the heavy boys.
FUN LIONS FACT* – If you distilled all the tears shed over the betrayal of shamrock sweetheart Brian O’Driscoll by Warren Gatland; it still wouldn’t match the amount of grease used to keep James O’Connor’s high and tight hairstyle looking so sleek.
*May not actually be true
41 MINS - PENALTY AUSTRALIA - Australia start better than the first winning a midfield penalty on the Lions 40 following hands in the ruck. Big turnaround,
42 MINS - LEALIIFANO KICKS THE PENALTY - 13-19 Lions
Psychologically that is huge. The Lions lead only by 6 having been so far ahead so early.
44 MINS - Sexton is forced to carry the ball out in his own 22 following a Will Genia box kick.
45 MINS - AUSTRALIA PENALTY - Oz catch and drive the maul infield. only for the Lions to be adjudged offside. Ironic given that Smith was offside to win the lineout in the first place.
LEALIIFANO KICKS THE PENALTY - 16-19 this is almost unthinkable for the Lions. They need to weather this storm.
47 MINS - Will Genia lets an up and under bounce which enables the Lions to pressure a lineout on the 22. Parling knocks on though so Australia are reprieved.
49 MINS - Lions rumble forward deep into the Australia half working the phases.
50 MINS - Mowen thinks halfheartedly about intercepting and it costs a potential try as he knocks on. Mike Phillips took forever there. Lions Scrum just outside the Oz 22.
51 MINS - The Lions set about wrecking the Wallaby scrum again but Sekope Kepu has in fairness given them a bit more back bone
51 MINS - LIONS PENALTY - Not enough though! The Lions are causing havoc at scrum time.
52 MINS - HALFPENNY CONVERTS - 16-22