August 8 down the years
Brief respite for wounded Lions
Mike Campbell-Lamerton bagged a brace for the Lions in Burgersdorp © Getty Images
The victory represented a timely boost for the tourists on the back of their third Test defeat to the Springboks four days previously, a loss that had ended all hopes of a series win.
The Lions triumphed in their next two provincial fixtures but they then suffered a 19-16 defeat by Eastern Transvaal before slumping to a 34-14 defeat by South Africa in the fourth and final Test.
"Here is the line-up I believe will take to the field on Saturday, let the abuse commence." Tom Hamilton has a punt at the Lions' starting XV for the first Test in his latest Tour Diary
"Drafting former Lions heroes and rising stars into your side at short notice may make for great copy but it does not make for a great side." Graham Jenkins on the lesson from the Lions' first loss
"At full-time I could not see the field for people dancing in front of me." Tom Hamilton reflects on the Lions' defeat at the hands of the Brumbies in Canberra
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