July 2 down the years
Beginning of the road for a '97 Lions hero
Alan Tait scored two tries for Scotland against France in 1999 © Getty Images
Scotland and British & Irish Lions back Alan Tait was born in Kelso, Scotland. The son of a rugby league player, Tait went on to become a dual-code international, representing Scotland and Great Britain.
In 1997 Tait was selected for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa, and was named on the wing for the first Test against the Springboks in Cape Town. Tait popped up on the end of a flowing move to score one of the Lions' tries and seal the Test match - leading of course to a series victory.
In 1999 Tait scored two tries against France in the final game of the Five Nations, helping the Scots to a famous 36-22 win and also the final Five Nations title.
The All Blacks also scored tries through openside Richie McCaw, winger Sitiveni Sivivatu and skipper Tana Umaga.
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