Thursday, June 25, 2009
The British & Irish Lions head to Pretoria on Saturday to take on the Springboks in the second Test of the series following the 21-26 loss in Durban last weekend.
The Lions came back well but came up short, despite a frantic last 10 minutes. There were plenty of positives to be taken from the match though, so theyll want to build on that at Loftus.
Lions legends Gareth Edwards and Gavin Hastings have a wealth of Test Match rugby between them, so they got together to discuss the upcoming match, and reflect on what can be taken from the previous test.
The big question on everyone's mind if if the Lions can actually win the match at altitude, in front of the passionate Loftus Versfeld crowd. The atmosphere will be intense, but if they can overcome that and level up the series, its all to play for at Ellis Park the following weekend.
Edwards and Hastings touch on, amongst other things, the turning points from the match in Durban, the lethal looking combination of Roberts and ODriscoll, and the precision that is needed to take down the Boks.