Who won the 1997 Lion tour?
Who won the 1997 Lion tour?
|1997 British Lions tour to South Africa|
|Coach(es)||Ian McGeechan Jim Telfer|
|Tour captain(s)||Martin Johnson|
|Test series winners||British Lions (2–1)|
|Top test point scorer(s)||Neil Jenkins (41)|
Did the Lions win in 1997?
20 years on: Dawson sets the 1997 Lions on their way to a series victory in South Africa. Against the world champions in Cape Town, the Lions led for just six minutes of the first 72, but Dawson’s legendary intervention turned the tide and set Ian McGeechan’s side on their way to a 2-1 series victory.
Who beat the British and Irish Lions in 1997?
JOHANNESBURG – On 7 June 1997, 15 men pulled on a light blue jersey with a daisy over their hearts, ran onto the grass of Loftus Versfeld, and pushed back the might of Northern Hemisphere rugby on a day the British and Irish Lions have never forgotten.
Who was Lions captain 1997?
Johnson was selected to captain the 1997 British Lions tour of South Africa. The Lions convincingly won the first test at Newlands 25–16 with Neil Jenkins kicking five penalties and Matt Dawson and Alan Tait scoring tries.
Who kicked the series winning drop-goal for the British and Irish Lions in their 1997 tour of South Africa?
With the scores level at 15-15 late in the match, Jeremy Guscott landed a match-winning drop-goal to guarantee the series victory.
Who do the British Lions play?
The British & Irish Lions will tour South Africa in 2021 to play an incredible eight-match tour. The British & Irish Lions will play three Test matches against the reigning World Champions South Africa on their epic tour in 2021 as well as five other matches.
Is Jeremy Guscott married?
Jayne Guscottm. 1991–2001
Who scored a drop goal in South Africa?
This is a list of the leading drop goal scorers in rugby union test matches, with a minimum of ten test drop goals….List.
|International team||South Africa|
|Years||1980 – 1992|
Who is England’s most capped lion?
Willie John McBride
British & Irish Lions
|Coach(es)||Warren Gatland (2021)|
|Captain(s)||Alun Wyn Jones (2021)|
|Most caps||Willie John McBride (17)|
|Top scorer||Gavin Hastings (69)|
Who has captained the Lions the most?
He led the Lions to a famous drawn series against New Zealand, returning from injury for the second and third Tests, before retiring the following year. From one @lionsofficial great to another. Sir Ian McGeechan says Sam Warburton is on the best Lions captains of all-time.
Is Martin Johnson married?
Kay JohnsonMartin Johnson / Spouse
Who was the British Lions coach in South Africa in 1997?
1997 British Lions tour to South Africa Date 24 May – 5 July Coach (es) Ian McGeechan Jim Telfer Tour captain (s) Martin Johnson Test series winners British Lions (2–1)
Why was the Lions tour in South Africa so special?
The much-anticipated tour was the first after the end of apartheid in South Africa, and the first Lions tour since rugby union turned professional. It was only the third time that a touring side had won a test series in South Africa; the others being the 1974 Lions and the 1996 All Blacks.
Did the Lions ever win a Test series in South Africa?
It was only the third time that a touring side had won a test series in South Africa; the others being the 1974 Lions and the 1996 All Blacks. A documentary Living with Lions was produced and contains footage of players and coaching staff during and away from matches.
What happened in the Lions v Springboks 1st Test?
The 1st test was a tight affair with Neil Jenkins boot keeping the Lions in the game with the Springboks running in 2 tries. That was until Matt Dawson turned the tide of the game with an audacious dummy to score in the corner, with another match winning try coming shortly after.