Spurs fan and British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton was on cloud nine after the Lions’ famous Test victory over Australia.
A nailbiting Series went to the final Test match in Sydney on Saturday, where the Lions hit top gear to win 41-16 and secure a 2-1 Series win – their first Series victory since South Africa, 1997.Sam, a Spurs fan all his life who incredibly went to the same school in Cardiff as Gareth Bale, was outstanding in the first two Tests but missed the decider because of a hamstring injury.But having suffered from the sidelines, it was a proud skipper that lifted the trophy at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium."It's a great feeling,” he said. “This Lions tour has been a long time coming so it is nice to come back with a trophy. It has only been done nine times in 125 years so all the players know they are part of a very prestigious group and are very proud of that."It won't sink in for a long time. It feels quite surreal being part of a Lions touring party because it is only four years ago that I got capped for Wales during the last Lions tour. I never thought I would be in this situation four years later."Maybe in a few months' time or a few years' time I might watch back a DVD and realise what we achieved."
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