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In Pictures: Lions beat Wallabies in first Test

June 23, 2013

Horwill wins with the lineout. David Rogers / Getty Images
Horwill wins with the lineout. David Rogers / Getty Images
The Wallabies, already suffering from a long injury list, watch as Christian Leali’ifano is stretchered off the field after being injured. Saeed Khan / AFP
The Wallabies, already suffering from a long injury list, watch as Christian Leali’ifano is stretchered off the field after being injured. Saeed Khan / AFP
George North, the Lions winger, scores try. North nearly did not play in the first Test after nursing an injury. Patrick Hamilton / AFP
George North, the Lions winger, scores try. North nearly did not play in the first Test after nursing an injury. Patrick Hamilton / AFP
Brian O'Driscoll leads the Lions off the pitch after their victory. The second Test is on Saturday. David Rogers / Getty Images
Brian O'Driscoll leads the Lions off the pitch after their victory. The second Test is on Saturday. David Rogers / Getty Images
Falou, clearly the star of the match, is tackled by the Lions. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
Falou, clearly the star of the match, is tackled by the Lions. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
A Lions fan shows his support. By now, it looks like the tourists will win. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
A Lions fan shows his support. By now, it looks like the tourists will win. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
In the end, though, a Wallabies comeback proves shortlived as the Lions prevail 23-21. It gives fans plenty of joy at the final whistle. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
In the end, though, a Wallabies comeback proves shortlived as the Lions prevail 23-21. It gives fans plenty of joy at the final whistle. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
Folau takes North on. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
Folau takes North on. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images
Folau, himself in a great form during the Test, makes a break to score a try. Chris Hyde / Getty Images
Folau, himself in a great form during the Test, makes a break to score a try. Chris Hyde / Getty Images
North, right, celebrates after scoring the try as Israel Folau, of the Wallabies, looks dejected. The game was hyped for the rivalry between the two wingers. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
North, right, celebrates after scoring the try as Israel Folau, of the Wallabies, looks dejected. The game was hyped for the rivalry between the two wingers. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
Folau, seen celebrating after scoring the try, has long been considered a jack of several sporting trades including rugby league and Aussie rules. The Wallabies are closing in on the Lions' lead. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
Folau, seen celebrating after scoring the try, has long been considered a jack of several sporting trades including rugby league and Aussie rules. The Wallabies are closing in on the Lions' lead. Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images
Lions fans cheer during the Test match with a sea of red dotting the stands. Dave Hunt / EPA
Lions fans cheer during the Test match with a sea of red dotting the stands. Dave Hunt / EPA
Wallabies captain James Horwill takes a line-out during the first Test between the Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Dan Peled / EPA
Wallabies captain James Horwill takes a line-out during the first Test between the Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Dan Peled / EPA