British & Irish Lions
The greatest Lions moments of the pro era
ESPN Staff
July 12, 2013
Brian O'Driscoll's disappointment at missing out on the series deciding clash with Australia may be tempered by the fact he has been voted your greatest Lion of the pro era © PA Photos

To coincide with the British & Irish Lions' tour of Australia, and in association with Dove Men+Care, we asked you to vote on our short-list of greatest Lions moments of the professional era - and the results are now in.

We asked you to decide on the Lions' best try, the best try scored against the Lions, the greatest controversy, the greatest Test, the greatest Lion and the greatest tour.

Here's how you voted - but we anticipate a call for a re-count after the most recent tour served up a host of thrilling scores, performances and controversies:

Best Lions Test try: - Where would George North's first Test try against the Wallabies rank?
Brian O'Driscoll v Australia, First Test 2001 - 53%
Jason Robinson v Australia, First Test 2001 - 27%
Shane Williams v South Africa, Third Test, 2009 - 9%

Best Test try against the Lions: - Where would Israel Folau's first try in the opening Test rank?
Sitiveni Sivivatu v Lions, First Test, 2005 - 42%
Jaque Fourie v Lions, Second Test, 2009 - 25%
Dan Carter v Lions, Second Test, first try, 2005 - 24%

Greatest controversy: - Where would the alleged stamp by Wallabies captain James Horwill rank?
Tip tackle on O'Driscoll, First Test, 2005 - 58%
McRae decking O'Gara, 2001 v Waratahs - 20%
Burger eye gouge on Fitzgerald, Second Test, 2009 - 12%

Greatest Test: - Where would the Lions' third Test rout of the Wallabies rank?
Second Test v South Africa, 2009 - 46%
First Test v Australia, 2001 - 20%
Second Test v New Zealand, 2005

Greatest Lion: - Would Leigh Halfpenny make this list now?
Brian O'Driscoll - 60%
Martin Johnson - 27%
Keith Wood - 6%

Greatest tour: - The Lions' victory over South Africa in 1997 stands the test of time
1997 - 33%
2013 - 32%
2009 - 25%

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