Who was Lions Player of the Series 2005?

Who was Lions Player of the Series 2005?

O’Driscoll suffered a controversial tour-ending injury two minutes into the first test, and Wales captain Gareth Thomas took over as captain for the final four games of the tour….

2005 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand
Tour captain(s) Brian O’Driscoll Gareth Thomas
Test series winners New Zealand (3–0)

Who won Lions tour in 2005?

He scored the first try of the second Test, and, as Williams put it, “for a couple of minutes, we felt that they were beatable”. The All Blacks won 48-18. “It didn’t feel like a collective loss,” wrote O’Callaghan.

Who won the 2nd Lions Test in 2009?

South Africa
South Africa won the Test series, defeating the Lions 26–21 in the first Test, and then 28–25 in the second Test.

When did the Lions last win a Test series?

The final test was won by the Lions in what was a record win, winning 41–16 to earn their first series win since 1997 and their first over Australia since 1989. Following his winning tour of Australia in 2013, Warren Gatland was reappointed as Lions Head Coach for the tour to New Zealand in June and July 2017.

Who was Lions captain in 2005?

Michael Owen
Michael Owen made his British & Irish Lions debut against Argentina in 2005, when he captained the side, and played six games during the Tour to New Zealand that year.

Who was man of the match in the first Lions test?

Maro Itoje
Maro Itoje was named man of the match for his display in the first Test; the Lions came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17 in Cape Town on Saturday; watch the second Test live on Sky Sports from 4pm on Saturday.

Who has scored the most tries for the Lions?

Who are the top scorers in Lions’ history?

  • Andy Irvine: 281 points.
  • Phil Bennet: 236 points.
  • Bob Hiller: 214 points.
  • Gavin Hastings: 192 points.
  • Barry John: 188 points.

Who won Lions 2009?

Proud Lions end series on a high. The British & Irish Lions defeated South Africa 28-9 in the third Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, registering a fine consolation win to close out a tumultuous series at 2-1 to the Springboks.

Who is Lion man of the match?

On the field, Itoje was front and centre for the Lions as they fought back from being 12-3 down at half-time to beat South Africa 22-17 in the first Test of the three-match series against the Rugby World Cup holders, earning the man-of-the-match accolade.

Did South Africa beat the Lions?

Highlights from South Africa’s win over the British and Irish Lions in the Castle Lions Series. Morne Steyn returned to break the British and Irish Lions’ hearts in a Test series again by clinching a 19-16 win for South Africa in the decisive third Test in Cape Town.

Who was man of the match Lions vs SA?

Man of the match – Makazole Mapimpi Wing Makazole Mapimpi scored the try that put South Africa out of England’s reach in the 2019 World Cup final and he did the same against the Lions, holding his nerve to perform when it counted most.

Who scored the first try of the Lions tour?

The Lions won the first test 22–17 on 24 July, but South Africa won the second test 27–9 a week later before winning the third test 19–16 with a late penalty on 7 August….

2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa
Lions’ top try scorer(s) Josh Adams (8)
Player of the Series Maro Itoje
← New Zealand 2017

Who scored first try of Lions tour?

Who won the 1997 Lions 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)