Who captained the Springboks in 2009 against British and Irish Lions?

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Who captained the Springboks in 2009 against British and Irish Lions?

captain John Smit
Watch: Smit on leading Boks to glory in 2009 Former Springbok captain John Smit reflects on the memorable first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Durban twelve years ago and changing position to accommodate the in-form Bismarck du Plessis at hooker.

Who won the Lions vs South Africa?

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 the Lions coach in 2009?

Jim Schwartz
The 2009 Detroit Lions season was the franchise’s 80th season overall in the National Football League. It was the first season with the Lions for new head coach Jim Schwartz, and most of his new coaching staff.

Who won the last Lions test?

South Africa
The most recent test series, the 2021 series against South Africa, was won 2–1 by South Africa….British & Irish Lions.

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Nickname(s) The Lions
Coach(es) Warren Gatland (2021)
Captain(s) Alun Wyn Jones (2021)
First match

Who won the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour?

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

2009 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa
Coach(es) Ian McGeechan
Tour captain(s) Paul O’Connell
Test series winners South Africa (2–1)
Top test point scorer(s) Stephen Jones (39)

When was the last Lions tour to South Africa?

After South Africa’s victory in the 1980 series, the two teams did not meet again until 1997 as a result of apartheid sanctions; the Lions won the 1997 series, before South Africa won the next two tours; 2009 and 2021….List of series.

Series 2021
South Africa wins 2
Lions wins 1
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Who won the 2009 Lions series?

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

2009 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa
Coach(es) Ian McGeechan
Tour captain(s) Paul O’Connell
Test series winners South Africa (2–1)

Who was the last British Lions coach?

Warren Gatland
The British & Irish Lions secured their first series victory in 16 years in the most emphatic fashion in Sydney as they defeated Australia 2-1 in 2013. Warren Gatland was the man charged with overseeing the Tour, the second New Zealander to coach the Lions, after Graham Henry led the party in 2001.

Who won the Rugby British Lions?

Morne Steyn breaks Lions hearts again with match-winning penalty as Springboks win series 2-1.

When did South Africa beat the British and Irish Lions?

It’s been more than 10 years since South Africa beat the British & Irish Lions 2-1 in a series which produced one of the greatest test matches in history. The second test in Pretoria on 27 June 2009 will be largely remembered for Ronan O’Gara’s penalty in the last play of the game which handed the series to South Africa.

What was the result of the second Test between the British and Irish Lions?

Preamble: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second Test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions. After last week’s enthralling 26-21 defeat in Durban, the Lions have to win in the high veld to keep the series alive.

Who was injured in second Test against South Africa?

Dr James Robson described Saturday’s second Test against South Africa as “brutal” after it left five of the British and Irish Lions in hospital. The props Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones had to undergo surgery last night and will miss the third and final Test of the series in Johannesburg next weekend.

Who was Player of series for British and Irish Lions in 2009?

Jamie Roberts was voted ‘Player of the Series’ by the British and Irish media. The Lions announced a 37-man squad on 21 April 2009. Before the start of the tour Tomás O’Leary, Tom Shanklin and Jerry Flannery all withdrew because of injuries and Alan Quinlan was suspended.

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