June 28 down the years
Guscott kicks Lions to glory
Jerry Guscott kicked the winning drop goal against South Africa © Getty Images
Tries from Joost van der Westhuizen, Percy Montgomery and Andre Joubert ought to have given the Springboks the match but they could not convert their tries nor land any penalties and found themselves level at 15-15 with the Lions relying heavily on Neil Jenkins' boot.
The NZRU, having imposed a two-Test ban on players who had made the rebel-tour of South Africa with the Cavaliers, fielded an experimental side under the captaincy of David Kirk. Mike Brewer, who was also on debut, scored the All Blacks' try.
The Lions' three tries came from David Irwin, Roger Baird and Ian Paxton but it was not enough as the tourists were narrowly beaten.
"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