Wallabies ready to deliver against the British and Irish Lions in Melbourne.During the match, you can barrack live and follow rolling updates from Dominic Burke in the blog below as well as watching video highlights of major incidents.
Post-match, our team of Iain Payten, Jim Tucker, Jamie Pandaram and Russell Gould will bring you the best reports, analysis and fallout from the match that could decide the series.
Wallabies vs British & Irish Lions vs Australia Live Rugby 2013
Date: Saturday, June 29
Venue: Docklands Stadium (Etihad Stadium), Melbourne
Kick-off: 20.00 AEST (11.00 BST, 10.00 GMT)
Weather: 11°C. Closed roof.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Romain Poite (France)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
But despite the magnitude of the contest Gatland is confident Joubert can keep things under control.
“I rate him really highly as a referee. We have a good relationship with him,” Gatland said.
“What I like about Craig Joubert is that he’s very personable and he has got a good feel for the game. He’s honest. If he makes a mistake he is the first person to come up to you, put his hand up and say that he made a mistake.”
Last Saturday’s first Test boasted more than its fair share of physicality as players from both sides were forced out through injury, not to mention some ugly scenes as Wallaby captain James Horwill appeared to stamp on the head of his rival lock Alun Wyn Jones.
But Gatland is sure that even if tempers fray and temperatures rise during the encounter, Joubert will not be found wanting.
“As a coach, you can’t ask any more of a referee. They make mistakes, we make mistakes as coaches, and players make mistakes.
“People putting their hand up and being prepared to admit that makes the conversation so much easier going forward,” the Lions head coach said.
“That is why I really like dealing with him because you just feel you are going out there with a guy who brings a human element to it.
“He is going to try to do his best. You are not going to get everything right, but if he does get a few things wrong he is open and honest about it, and that’s brilliant.”
Gatland has also urged his players to give it their all today to ensure that the Lions secure an historic — and possibly life-changing — Test series triumph.
As well he might given Wallaby coach Robbie Deans' statement this week. When asked what sort of game it is going to be he quickly replied "it's going to be a ripper!" Scene set, cards on the table - it's going to be all guns blazing!
So, what does Melbourne represent for the Lions? Just how big is this game in the grand scheme of things for this 125-year-old romantic rugby entity?
"We're desperate to win the series," explained Gatland. "We know how tough it is to put a squad together in such a short period of time and play away from home against one of the top three countries in the world. It;s a tough ask to do that every four years.
"But we are desperate for the Lions to be successful. I think world rugby wants the Lions to be successful. Success is about having a close, tough Test match series, and this is what we've got at the moment.
"We had it four years ago and we are well aware that a winning Lions series will help all those things going forward. If you don't, then the pressure comes on and the criticism of it comes on us. There is no hiding from the fact that it is important for the Lions to win."
The two teams will have learned a lot about each other from last weekend's initial sparring session, What did we learn?
That the Australian scrum is not to be taken lightly, that Will Genia is a class act and that you simply can't give Israel Folau an inch.
That the Lions line-out and driving maul are top notch, that George North is a potent attacking weapon and that Leigh Halfpenny is deadly with his boot.
That the breakdown is the most important battle ground, reading the referee is vital and that you have to keep on playing right up to the 80th minute.
What will it all come down to in the end, and will we go to a third Test decider for the third successive series in Australia? The bookies would make you think so, but if the Lions can keep their discipline, cut down on the penalties they gave away last week and put a stranglehold on the Wallaby pack then victory can be theirs - both on the night and in the series.
“Potentially, for a lot of them (players), winning on Saturday has the potential to change a lot of their lives in a positive way, the opportunities that may create in a lot of different avenues,” he said.