June 12 down the years
Controversial Fox kick devastates Lions
Fox's controversial kick won the All Blacks the First Test © Getty Images
The Lions got off to a poor start, conceding a controversial try inside two minutes as Ieuan Evans and Frank Bunce both landed over the tryline claiming possession of Fox's high kick. The Lions battled back to play some excellent rugby in the second half and took an 18-17 lead with a minute to play thanks to six Gavin Hastings penalties, only for New Zealand to win 20-18 with a highly controversial penalty from Fox.
The All Blacks cut the world champions to pieces with a stunning first-half display which saw them go into the break 30-3 up thanks to tries from Carlos Spencer, Doug Howlett and Joe Rokocoko. Daniel Carter kicked 21 points as the All Blacks cruised to a commanding win which was their first success against the English since the 1999 World Cup.
"We looked slow and lethargic we were a yard slower than the team in black," said England coach Sir Clive Woodward. "We looked tired and were not our usual selves. We lost fair and square and made errors we don't normally make."
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