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Lions bank on Wales’ formula to check Wallabies


“Brian O’Driscoll is a great player and has had a wonderful career, but for the final Test we just felt Jamie Roberts’ presence offered us something more,” he said.


Gatland will be looking to seek early ascendancy through his forwards and create opportunities for the big ball-carriers, while testing Australia’s backs with high kicks.

However, scrumhalf Will Genia, Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale and Christian Leali’ifano have been in great form and Australia’s forwards have held their own in the set-piece.

French referee Romain Poite’s interpretations at the scrum and breakdown could play a big part in the final outcome.

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