Waking up on Sunday morning is going to be agony for one set of players and their fans, but for whichever side wins at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night the celebrations will probably lead into a champagne breakfast.
A week after Kurtley Beale missed with a last second kick to win the first Test for the Qantas Wallabies in Brisbane, Leigh Halfpenny was the man left ruing his luck after his match-winning effort from the half-way line fell short.
Strap yourself in for another roller-coaster ride in the second Test in the battle for the Tom Richards Trophy. For those of you who were watching the last few minutes of the opening game in Brisbane through the fingers of your hand, expect more of the same in Melbourne.
You can instantly tell from the team he has picked that Warren Gatland doesn't fancy seeing his British & Irish Lions being ambushed for a second week in a row in Australia. That 14-12 defeat to the Brumbies in Canberra not only robbed the 2013 tourists of their unbeaten record, it hurt!
The phoney war is over, let battle commence! The real business of the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour is about to begin and over the next three weekends we will find out if the combined talent of four nations is the match for one.
The Brumbies became the first provincial team to beat the British & Irish Lions since Northern Transvaal triumphed 35-30 on 7 June, 1997, as they took the 2013 tourists' unbeaten record at Canberra Stadium.
Warren Gatland's experimentation in the build up to selection for the first Test against the Qantas Wallabies will continue in Newcastle in the fourth game of the tour when he gives Sean Maitland a run at full back and Stuart Hogg a go at outside half.
Game three on the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour is likely to be the final round of experimentation by Warren Gatland. After Saturday, the Test team combinations will come to the fore as the countdown to the series against the Qantas Wallabies begins in earnest.
The British & Irish Lions enjoy playing in Perth. Four games in the Western Australian capital have reaped 291 points down the years and on their last visit they plundered 18 tries in a 116-10 victory.
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
All conquering New Zealand go into next year's Rugby World Cup as reigning champions after winning a heart-stopping final against France 8-7 on home soil - the setting for the next British & Irish Lions tour - three years ago.