23 Oct 2009 lions tour 2nd test
The viewing was the incentive required to write a companion piece to the series of Top Tens that Stephen Jones and I have had the pleasure to write during the lockdown. Total commitment and a great leader. You can have your say by posting below. The format was similar to that of the Lions' 2005 tour of New Zealand. To top it all off, after a few drinks, we headed down to the pitch itself to have a run around – brilliant. var a = !1;
We are showing the full match on RugbyPass.com this Sunday at 3pm UK time! Lions v Southern Kings - Team Up - Your thoughts? It was devastating.  This match marked the debut of the Southern Kings, a franchise formed in the Southern and Eastern Cape region, following the failure of the Southern Spears. B Originally selected; withdrew before tour due to injury, Originally selected; joined tour late due to injury; replaced by James Hook; withdrew due to recurrent injury, This page was last edited on 20 May 2020, at 21:21.
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, 23 backroom staff were appointed by the Lions, slightly down from the 26 on the 2005 tour to New Zealand. Sadly not as influential at the lineout as he would have hoped against Victor Matfield but nevertheless led from the front and never took a step back. Lions 2009: Second Test team named - analysis Brendan Gallagher shares his verdict on the five changes to the Lions team for the all-important second Test in Pretoria. A- SportNetwork.net is part of the Durham Associates Group of companies. Before the start of the tour Tomás O'Leary, Tom Shanklin and Jerry Flannery all withdrew because of injuries and Alan Quinlan was suspended.
The Lions won all six provincial matches and drew with the Emerging Springboks, 13–13. Defensive issues remain and never really got going on tour.
, The Lions won the third Test on 4 July at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, beating the Springboks 28–9, in what The Times called "one of the best and most heroic performances in the history of the Lions". A committed competitor in every game he played. The Lions reverted to having only one management structure, rather than a separate team for the midweek side. ( Log Out /
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Let alone the disappointment of losing such a fantastic game of rugby which was there for the taking.
Atmosphere is essential.
A Heres our verdict on the squad, and how the players got on. Head coach Ian McGeechan had planned to take the Lions squad to the Spanish city of Granada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains for a high-altitude training camp, but on 27 April he announced that it had been cancelled because of problems over player availability. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. I watched the second Test of the 2009 Lions tour in South Africa yesterday. The Lions mounted a strong comeback, scoring late tries through Tom Croft and Mike Phillips, but South Africa held on. B- All rights reserved. Superb against the Golden Lions as well as in the first two Test matches, claiming two tries in Durban. ADAM JONES: Instantly stabilised the scrum on his introduction to Lions Test rugby and was more than capable of handling whatever The Beast threw at him, if not managing to inflict a bit of damage of his own.
Held up extremely well under the circumstances and can be pleased with his cameo appearance. B. Unfortunately, as he followed up the kick he decided not to challenge for the ball, effectively taking the South African player out in the air with his shoulder.
A perceived lack of skills with ball in hand might have cost him in the eyes of the management.
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