British & Irish Lions

FLASHBACK | Steyn breaks hearts in a 2009 series that revived the Lions brand

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Saddled with an existential crisis ahead of the 2009 series, the British & Irish Lions desperately needed to reignite their brand with that year's visit to Africa.Sport24 relives a campaign that did just exactly that.

A strange thing happened at Ellis Park back in 2009, just moments after the British & Irish Lions had gained a consolation but comfortable 28-9 victory over the Springboks.

The players were celebrating like men who had just emulated the class of 1997 win a series win on South African soil, which they actually didn't.

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