Warburton tackled by O'Connor and Hooper
Jul 01, 2013
“It felt as if we were wishing that the game would finish rather than go after it,” Sexton said. “We are all devastated. We didn’t play well enough and didn’t deserve to win.”
The Lions had trouble in the first half at the scrum and their line-out was occasionally shaky. Ben Youngs struggled at scrum half, dithering at the put-in and firing away streaky passes. Joubert offered no scrummaging leeway for either side
There was plenty of kicking on show – too much of it, and ill-directed at that. The Wallabies played far more rugby, looking to put the ball through hands but they, too, were less than fluent. The high error count continued early in the second period, with both sides struggling to keep possession.
Technical errors also came into play and Joubert did not require a second invitation to maintain the prolific penalty count.
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