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.
In the fifth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Colin Moffitt recounts his trip to Australia for the triumphant 2013 tour against the Wallabies.
Victory on a British & Irish Lions tour, alongside some memorable performances in the red of Wales, has seen Mike Phillips follow in the footsteps of legendary compatriots like JPR Williams and Phil Bennett - and it is a legacy he may have been destined to join since his junior days at Whitland RFC.
In the fourth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Norman Roberts - father of Lions centre Jamie Roberts - recounts his trips to South Africa and Australia.
There is nothing quite like being on Tour! The buzz and atmosphere generated on a Lions Tour is memorable. Here's what some of the travelling fans thought of their trip to Australia in 2013. Secure your place for New Zealand 2017 at www.lionstour.com
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.