Australia 12 British and Irish Lions 13 at half time

George North scores a try for the Lions
George North scores a try for the Lions Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The British Lions are ahead at half time in their opening test against Australia.

The Wallabies suffered a shock in the first minute of the game when Christian Leali'ifano had to be taken off injured on his debut performance. It was a better start for Israel Folau who scored two tries for Australia.

Welshman George North shows little sign of the injuries that have plagued him over the past week, scoring one try and very nearly getting a second. Leigh Halfpenny has kicked the Lion's remaining points.

Christian Leali'ifano during a training session at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Christian Leali'ifano is stretched off the field Credit: Dave Hunt/AAP/Press Association Images

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