The Lions demolish Western Province
Ollie Campbell scored 22 points against Western Province in 1980
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Bill Beaumont led his Lions to the best victory of their South African tour. Fly-half Ollie Campbell scored 22 points in the 37-6 demolition of Western Province at Newlands a week ahead of the final Test.
Andy Irvine, Bruce Hay and future England head coach Clive Woodward all scored tries for the Lions in front of 44,000 spectators. The tourists had already lost the Test series, having been narrowly beaten in all three matches, and were hoping to avoid the whitewash a week later in Pretoria.
New Zealand wore white shirts to avoid a kit-clash with the navy blue of the British & Irish Lions and squared the series, winning the second Test 13-10 in Christchurch.
Mark Nicholls, the New Zealand fly-half, opened the scoring with a rare goal from a mark. He also converted tries from wings George Hart and Don Oliver. England centre Carl Aarvold scored a brace of tries for the tourists but they were narrowly beaten.
Teenager Lewis Jones, in only his second match for the Lions, landed seven goals in their 31-3 tour win against Wanganui. Ranald MacDonald scored two tries for the tourists and Vic Roberts, Jim McCarthy and Malcolm Thomas each scored one.
Scottish full-back Angus Cameron led the Lions to a 9-0 win against South West Africa in Windhoek in the fourth successive win of their tour. Tony O'Reilly, Frank Sykes and Haydn Morris scored a try apiece for the Lions at the Mable Volk Ground.
Fly-half Guy Camberabero got France's third tour of Southern Africa off to a positive start contributing 18 points from six conversions and two dropped goals to a 36-13 win against Rhodesia in Salisbury.
Trefor Evans, the Welsh flanker, was the Lions' captain-for-the-day in Blenheim where the tourists won 40-23 against a Combined XV known as Marlborough/Nelson Bays. 18,000 watched Bruce Hay, Elgan Rees, Brynmor Williams, Gordon Brown and David Burcher run in tries for the tourists.