Lions captain Alun-Wyn Jones reflects on series win in Australia

Last Updated: 06/07/13 2:32pm

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Alun-Wyn Jones: Captained the Lions to glory

Alun-Wyn Jones: Captained the Lions to glory

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British & Irish Lions captain Alun-Wyn Jones was almost lost for words after the series-clinching 41-16 third Test victory over Australia in Sydney.

Warren Gatland's tourists were ruthless in the set-piece and finished off with some free-flowing tries as the Wallabies failed to match their heroics in Melbourne - Alex Corbisiero, Jonny Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts all crossing.

Jones, who captained the side after the controversial omission of Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll, said afterwards: "It's pretty indescribable.

"There was a lot said about selection in the week and big thanks to the fans for coming out. I think we proved that despite talk of selection, the northern hemisphere is doing well - especially with the fans we've got.

Reflection

"The scoreline reflects what we wanted to do for the changing room which is not give up and represent our four countries with pride."
Alun-Wyn Jones

"On Wednesday and Thursday we had two of the worst training days of the seven weeks and we fronted up. The scoreline reflects what we wanted to do for the changing room which is not give up and represent our four countries with pride.

"Obviously, we wanted to win the collisions and the breakdown. It was going to come down to that. In fairness, they came back at us at the start of the second half but we came through and I thought the backs did pretty well today.

"We've been going pretty well in the scrum. We haven't quite got the change we wanted in the first two Tests but that's credit to Australia in fairness. Credit to the front row - the starts and the bench - for their consistency."

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