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WATCH | Lions show Boks respect, clap SA off the field after 2nd Test battle

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Makazole Mapimpi. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)
Makazole Mapimpi. (EJ Langner/Gallo Images)

Following a fierce battle that threatened to boil over, the British & Irish Lions paid respect to the Springboks at full-time after the home side won the second Test 27-9 in Cape Town.

Respect was a huge word in the build-up to the hotly-contested Test match after SA Rugby's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said Bok captain Siya Kolisi was not shown an equal amount by Australian referee Nic Berry as his contemporary Alun Wyn Jones.

With hostilities suspended until the third and deciding Test at the same ground next weekend, the Lions showed a touch of class by forming a guard of honour and clapping off the sitting world champions.

AS IT HAPPENED | South Africa 27-9 British & Irish Lions

The Lions also tweeted the Springboks saying: "A massive congratulations to the @Springboks for an outstanding performance."

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