August 10 down the years
Kiwis claim inaugural Tri-Nations
Andrew Mehrtens was on fine form for the All Blacks in Cape Town © Getty Images
The All Blacks had already clinched the series courtesy of a dramatic 32-25 victory over Australia in Brisbane, a game in which the Kiwis had scored 17 unanswered points in the final ten minutes.
Dallaglio played a key role in his country's historic Rugby World Cup success in 2003 as part of a formidable backrow trio that also included Neil Back and Richard Hill. He was also selected for three Lions Tours, playing all three Tests on the victorious tour of South Africa in 1997.
"Wayne Barnes' decision to give Dylan Hartley his marching orders was brave but crucially it was the correct call." Graham Jenkins reports from the Premiership final
"We wanted to get the rugby spirit across to people, I firmly believe we have been in the thick of it." Tom Hamilton speaks to the ESPN crew on the final live broadcast
With the Lions' tour to Australia fast-approaching, ESPN's Austin Healey and Mark Durden-Smith sat down to share their memories of the 2001 trip Down Under
"The fans could not be happier with the opposition and it adds an exciting element to a game that is shaping up as a thriller." Ben Kay previews the Premiership final showdown