RUGBY LEAGUE - Australia Kangaroos lose at home against the British Lions for the first time since 1992.
This is in the Tri-Nations Series which also involves New Zealand.
This sport makes American Football (Gridiron), with its tonnes of body amour, huge shoulder pads and over-the-top helmets look like a cissy girls' game.
The Great Britain and Ireland Rugby League teams stuns the Aussies
British and Irish Lions defeat Aussies
Australia 12 - 23 Britain and Ireland
Great Britain coach Brian Noble hailed a battling performance by the Lions as they beat Australia 23-12 in their Tri-Nations clash in Sydney.
A jubilant Noble told Sky Sports: "I knew we could shake this competition up and we have done.
"I'm proud of the boys. We showed we could defend our line and I'm really pleased for every one of them.
"We did not take a step back. We stood our ground which is what I expected us to do - it was important we did that.
"I think we have a good rugby team. We talked about building pressure and we got our just rewards. They might start taking us seriously now.''
Leon Pryce put the win in perspective, insisting this was only the start following last week's defeat by New Zealand.
"There is a long way to go but a GB team going to Australia and winning is unusual. It's a great feeling.
"Our forwards were awesome tonight. Sean Long led from the front with a brilliant half-back's performance.
"A lot of things had been said in the press. It was a little bit tough, but it was all in good fun and luckily we got a good win and can enjoy the night.''
The Lions recovered from 6-0 down in the first half to take a massive step towards the Final with a 23-12 triumph.
Long was the hero, shrugging off an early assault from Willie Mason to set up two of Britain's four tries.
Great Britain: Paul Wellens, Brian Carney, Keith Senior, Kirk Yeaman, Gareth Raynor, Leon Pryce, Sean Long, Stuart Fielden, Terry Newton, Jamie Peacock (captain), Gareth Ellis, Gareth Hock, Sean O'Loughlin.
Interchange: James Roby, Adrian Morley, Lee Gilmour, Jon Wilkin.
Australia: Karmichael Hunt, Brent Tate, Mark Gasnier, Jamie Lyon, Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer (captain), Ben Hornby, Mark O'Meley, Shaun Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, Willie Mason, Nathan Hindmarsh, Luke O'Donnell.
Interchange: Cameron Smith, Anthony Tupou, Brent Kite, Antonio Kaufusi.
AUSTRALIA KANGAROOS 12 - 23 GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND LIONS
Australia's Karmichael Hunt looks to launch an attack as the match gets underway at a grey and wet Aussie Stadium
Fight, fight: The opening moments in Sydney are dominated by some ill-tempered exchanges involving Australia's Willie Mason
After flooring Stuart Fielden in just the fourth minute, Mason's late tackle leaves Sean Long with a nasty cut above the eye
The encounter continues at a frantic pace as Great Britain's Sean O'Loughlin takes a hit from the Australian defence
The tourists fall behind to Greg Inglis's try but Paul Wellens responds for Great Britain after being released by Long
Great Britain take the lead straight after the interval as Jamie Peacock muscles his way over through the Aussie defence
Darren Lockyer levels the match for the hosts before Lee Gilmour's superb try edges Great Britain back in front
Great Britain resist late Australian pressure and break away to release Gareth Raynor, who scores in the corner
Long (with the bandage around his head) caps a fine personal performance with a 78th-minute drop-goal as the Lions seal a 23-12 win over Australia
Great Britain are left to celebrate a famous victory on Australian soil as they take a huge stride towards the final
Mason's face says it all as the Kangaroos slide to defeat to Great Britain for the first time at home since 1992 (Ha ha ha ha!)
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