The 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa took place May to July 2009. The British and Irish Lion took on a three-match Test series against South Africa, with matches in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. They also played matches against six provincial teams, and a match against South Africa’s A team, the Emerging Springboks. The Lions won all six provincial matches and drew with the Emerging Springboks, 13–13.
South Africa won the first British and Irish Lions tour test in 2009 as they ran out 26-21 victors. They were 26–7 after 50 minutes. The Boks had dominated the scrum until the Lions made several substitutions. The Lions mounted a strong comeback, scoring late tries through Tom Croft and Mike Phillips, but South Africa held on. Inside the last ten minutes of the game, the Lions had two tries disallowed by the TMO. It was later described as an “unbelievable” Test match.
12 years later British & Irish Lions will yet again come up face to face with South African Springbok from July – May 2021! Who will rise above and be champions? We all are anticipating.0