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Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory

Gatland: Shocked by level of abuse

The Lions: Warren Gatland has a swipe at his critics

'I haven't enjoyed the last 72 hours and I'm not taking a lot of pleasure in feeling vindicated,' says Lions coach after triumph in deciding Test by record score secures first series win in 16 years

British and Irish Lions 2013: Victorious coach Warren Gatland unable to enjoy win after 'vitriolic' criticism

New Zealander admits that it's hard to enjoy win following reaction to his selection for deciding Test

Michael Hooper (right) chats to the man who has replaced him in the Australia side, George Smith, in Sydney

British and Irish Lions 2013: Australia coach Robbie Deans pleased Lions have lost Brian O'Driscoll's experience

Australia were planning O'Driscoll strategy but have also made big call in dropping Hooper

British and Irish Lions 2013: Will Carling says decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll has 'no logic'

The Irish centre will play no part in the final Test

Alun Wyn Jones takes a break from training

British and Irish Lions 2013: 'James Horwill will get my congratulations for winning his appeal,' says Alun Wyn Jones

New Lions skipper admits cut he got from Aussie rival has not been forgotten

Brian O'Driscoll expresses his disappointment following the 16-15 defeat to Australia

British and Irish Lions 2013: Analysis - the controversial end for Brian O'Driscoll will be the making or breaking of coach Warren Gatland

The Irishman had been tipped to captain the side but instead will play no part

Disappointment: Brian O'Driscoll was widely expected to captain the Lions for the deciding Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Brian O'Driscoll admits he is 'gutted' after being dropped for decisive Lions Test against Australia

Ireland centre had never previously been dropped in a 14-year test career

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Australia captain James Horwill relieved at chance to play in third Test

Australia captain James Horwill watched the Tour de France during a sleepless night spent agonising over whether he would be permitted to lead the Wallabies in Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions.

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero making good progress in bid to be fir for third Test against Australia

The British and Irish Lions are hopeful that Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero will be passed fit for Saturday's series decider against Australia at ANZ Stadium.

Sam Warburton was probably the Lions’ best player in Melbourne

British and Irish Lions 2013: Sam Warburton facing long lay-off after grim scan results

Hamstring injury may rule skipper out ‘for months’ and has forced Gatland into a rethink

Rob Howley, the Lions attack coach, celebrating after their victory during the First Test match against the Australian Wallabies
Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach

British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland relieved with victory after Kurtley Beale slip sees Lions home

Coach Warren Gatland admitted he was relieved not have succumbed to another last-minute defeat to Australia as Lions take first Test win

Lions 2013: Scrum king Alex Corbisiero named in Warren Gatland's side for First Test against Australia on Saturday

Mako Vunipola had been expected to start but will be used as an impact substitute instead

George North, the standout Lion, has a hamstring injury
George North of the Lions pushes away from the defence during the match between the Queensland Reds and the British & Irish Lions

The Lions: Manu Tuilagi and George North knocks give Warren Gatland a headache

Centre and wing are doubts for Test opener so Zebo to make debut against Waratahs

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