23 Oct 2012

Lithuania happy with Wallabies draw

12:47 pm on 23 October 2012

Rugby minnows Lithuania have thanked the Wallabies for ending the All Blacks' unbeaten run, which had threatened to end the Baltic nation's oddball record for the longest series of victories in the sport.

The Lithuanian Rugby Federation's general secretary Irmantas Kukulskis said they waited anxiously last Saturday night as the All Blacks edged ever closer to their 18-match record, before the game ended in an 18-18 draw.

Lithuania's 18 straight wins have been in European rugby's third tier, though it is recognised by the IRB as an official world record.