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  • 97 Lions vs Natal
    by McLook on June 25, 2015 at 11:29 PM
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    Certainly, 1997 had some breathtaking moments that will forever be remembered and looked back on as classic bits of play that will be revered for being ingredients towards the tremendous victory. Who could forget Matt Dawson sniping down the wing and dummying about three of the Springbok defenders? Or that classic John Bentley 50m try vs Transvaal at Ellis Park? The biggest moment of course was Jerry Guscott's winning drop kick that sealed the series for the men from the British Isles. This footage that you're about to watch though features one of the poignant occurrences on the tour. It's the devastating moment when superb Welsh scrum half Rob Howley realises his tour is over, the week before the first test, after dislocating his shoulder against late nineties powerhouses Natal in Durban. The injury cruelly denied Howley the chance to gain a full Lions cap at the time. The clip starts with a highly rousing speech from coach Ian McGeechan that sends shivers down the spine and gives you an inside view as to one of the reasons why he's so well respected. Through the game we see the reactions of the players up close, and then of course the ill-fated injury to Howley. We also see tough as nails Martin Johnson nonchalantly getting stitched up before returning to the field.

  • 97 Lions pre-match psych-up
    by McLook on May 24, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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  • 97 Lions against Northern Transvaal
    by McLook on May 24, 2011 at 1:51 AM
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  • Lions of 1997 - Part 2
    by McLook on May 24, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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  • Lions of 1997 - Part 1
    by McLook on May 24, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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