Kyle delivers a masterclass in New Zealand
Jackie Kyle: a Lions and Ireland great © PA Photos
During the tour of Australia and New Zealand, Kyle played in 20 of the 29 games including all six Test matches. He had an influential part to play in a 9-9 draw with the All Blacks and also scored a try in a 24-3 win over Australia.
A try from No.8 Jordan Crane and a penalty and conversion from the boot of scrum-half Julien Dupuy were enough to see off the Exiles for whom Delon Armitage kicked two penalties and Peter Hewat a long-range drop goal. Victory in the largely-disappointing finale saw the Tigers claim the English crown for a record eighth time.
The squad of 22 tourists played a total of 53 games against provincial and club sides during a gruelling six-month tour. They won 27 of the 35 matches played under union laws. The remaining 18 matches were played as Aussie Rules matches due to the popularity of the game in Australia.
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