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British And Irish Lions Lose 14-12 To ACT Brumbies (PICTURES)

18/06/2013 12:29 BST | Updated 18/06/2013 12:38 BST
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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Christian Wade of the Lions competes for the ball in the air with Ian Prior of the Brumbies during the International tour match between the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions were finally tamed in Canberra as ACT Brumbies inflicted a first defeat upon Warren Gatland's side.

Jake White's became the first Australian provincial side since Queensland 42 years ago to silence the Lions' roar, as they dominated up front for an hour before coach his counterpart Warren Gatland summoned reinforcements off the bench.

What was a thrown-together Lions was still expected to defeat the Brumbies, however the hosts took advantage of their visitors' indiscipline and resisted a late onslaught to claim victory.

The Lions trailed 8-3 at half-time, with Tevita Kuridrani scoring what was the only try of the game after only five minutes when the Brumbies capitalised on Ben Youngs' poor kick.

Gatland will not be alarmed ahead of the first Test in Brisbane - his Test players were wrapped in cotton wool today - but hopes of an invincible tour are now over.