"The supportwas immense. The mass of fans we have definitely has a massive impact on the players and the way we approach matches. It gives you so much more confidence," said Warburton.
"Having those fans in the stadium yesterday, they make a lot of noise - if there's not as many of them they'll make as much noise as if there were twice the amount of Aussie fans. That's huge from a players' point of view and they've been awesome for the whole tour. Every stadium we've been in, whether it's been in Newcastle, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney, there have been fans everywhere and that's made it immense.
"There was a moment the game yesterday where there were 10,000 arms waving in one stand and I looked across and on the other side they were doing exactly the same back. The sort of camaraderie they were having, enjoying themselves in the stadium and in the streets was amazing. You'd be in your hotel room the day of a Test match and all you could hear were the fans packed outside the hotel chanting 'Lions Lions'. It made players feel very special to be part of the whole experience."
Warburton experienced a new take on the passion associated with the Lions fan base last night when he says he became one of them for the deciding Test at the ANZ Stadium.
The Welsh openside was at his breakaway best in the second Test defeat in Melbourne but a hamstring injury preventing from featuring in the third rubber seven days later.
So rather than lead the side out into battle in playing kit, Warburton watched from the stands so to speak and he insists he loved every minute.
"If somebody had told me that I wouldn't play the third Test but we'd win, I'd take that all day long," added Warburton who is hoping to be back fit in time for the start of the new season.
"I was more pumped up watching the game from the stands. I was standing up clenching my fists, going mental. When you're in the game, you're trying to keep a cool head and you're trying to think about a million and one things. But when you're on the side you can just be an emotional, passionate fan again and I was going absolutely mental out there. When we scored tries I was screaming like a girl! It was just a joy, I wouldn't have had it any other way.
"Being a series winner was what I was thinking about and that's what I was saying to the players beforehand - 'think about that feeling on Sunday morning: the first thing you will think about when you open your eyes is that you're a Test series winner'. As soon as I woke up this morning, it put a smile straight on my face. I looked across at my roomie and we both just said 'Test series winners!' That's what it's all about."