Andrew heroics sink Australia
Rob Andrew's last minute kick sent England through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals on this day in 1995
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Rob Andrew's last-minute dropped goal knocked the holders, Australia, out of the World Cup as Will Carling led England to a 25-22 victory in the quarter-final at Newlands in Cape Town. Tony Underwood scored a great solo effort in the first- half but that was cancelled out by a try from Damian Smith. In injury-time Martin Bayfield won a crucial lineout and pushed the rolling maul forward with the rest of the pack. Scrum-half Dewi Morris then swept the ball to Andrew who drop-kicked from 45 metres to send the travelling English fans ballistic.
Wales's Tommy Jones-Davies scored a try hat-trick playing fullback for the Lions in their 34-11 win against West Coast/Buller at Greymouth. On the same day New Zealand's selectors were left with a few headaches after the Probables side went down 17-11 to the Possibles in a Test Trial.
Tries by Austin Healey and John Bentley brought the Lions a 20-14 win in Johannesburg against the Gauteng Lions (formerly Transvaal). Bentley scored a memorable try which was one of the highlights of the tour for the Lions. "I had a poor game [against Northern Transvaal]," he said. "I'm a vocal guy so it was time for me to put up or shut up. I'm glad to have helped put the tour back on the road."
Mike Campbell-Lamerton's Lions made an inauspicious start to the New Zealand leg of their tour, losing their opening match 14-8 against Southland at Invercargill.
Dr Tom Smyth's Lions opened their tour of South Africa with a 14-4 win against the South-Western Districts at Mossel Bay.
Ciaran Fitzgerald's Lions enjoyed one of their finest wins in New Zealand, beating Brian McKechnie's Southland 41-3 in Invercargill.
New Zealand ran up their then highest score against Wales, winning 54-9 at Auckland.