Lions win the first 23 -21 with Beale missing two penalties in the last 5 minutes that would have won the game. The Wallabies managing to keep it that close with some of the injuries was pretty good. Losing an inside centre in the first minute, the fullblack early in the second and then McCabe, the replacement inside not long after is not going to help a team win. Near the end AAC came off and the Wallabies had Hooper, a no.7 at inside, and Phibbs the replacement halfback on the wing, yet they kept it close and nearly stole victory.
Early word is Leal and Barnes just had concussions and should be fine, but McCabe and AAC might be a different matter. If one of them goes down you'd think that Anthony Fainga'a would be pulled into the squad. If both go down it would be interesting to see who else would be brought in. Lets hope that the Wallabies have used up their injury bad luck for the series and it won't play as much of a disruptive hand for the the next two games.