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Lions captain Warburton to miss Sydney showdown

The British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will miss the series-deciding third test against Australia in Sydney after suffering a "significant" hamstring tear.

British and Irish Lions' Sam Warburton leaves the field with an injury during the second test. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The Welsh loose forward sustained the injury late in Saturday's 16-15 second test defeat in Melbourne, which has left the series at 1-1 before Saturday's Sydney showdown.

The Lions said on their official Twitter feed: "The British & Irish Lions confirmed today that captain Sam Warburton would play no further part in the tour after suffering an injury during the second test.

"He will remain with the tour party for the third test in Sydney on Saturday."

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Qantas Wallabies: There is no second chances

The official programme for the Lions second Test

The British and Irish Lions have tweeted a picture of the official programme for the second Test against Australia.

The Lions are looking to secure a second win and series victory today.

Front page of the official souvenir program for the Quantas Wallabies v The British and Irish Lions Credit: Twitter/ British and Irish Lions
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