June 2 down the years
Andrew boots Lions to victory
England fly-half Rob Andrew was on-form for the Lions on this day in 1993 © Getty Images
The Lions were coached by Ian McGeechan and Dick Best while Scotland's Gavin Hastings was handed the captaincy of the side. The elite tourists lost the opening Test against the All Blacks 20-18 in Christchurch before levelling the series with a record 20-7 victory in Wellington. But the All Blacks claimed the glory with a 30-13 triumph in the deciding clash in Auckland.
Coached by Carwyn James and captained by John Dawes, the Lions had lost their opening tour game to Queensland in Australia but got back to winning ways against New South Wales before moving on to New Zealand.
The Lions claimed a narrow 9-3 victory in the first Test against the All Blacks before the hosts levelled the series with 22-12 win in their second clash. The Lions edged ahead against with a 13-3 triumph in the third Test and an historic series triumph was theirs when New Zealand could only manage a 14-14 draw in the final match-up.
France's emphatic victory ensured they topped Pool 4 and set up a quarter-final clash against Fiji that they won 31-16 in Auckland. Les Bleus then edged out Australia 30-24 in an epic semi-final clash but they were convincingly beaten 29-9 by New Zealand in the tournament finale.
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