July 31 down the years
Welsh duo inspire Lions victory
Lions fly-half Barry John had a hand in the tourists' important victory over New Zealand on this day in 1971 © Getty Images
Gerald Davies and John both dotted down for the Lions with fly-half John adding two conversions and a drop goal. Laurie Mains grabbed the All Blacks' only score.
The Lions had claimed a 9-3 victory in the opening Test clash in Dunedin before the hosts levelled things up with a 22-12 success in their second meeting in Christchurch. Victory in Wellington put the tourists in control of the series and a 14-14 draw in the final match in Auckland ensured an historic truimph for the Lions.
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