The Springboks escape the Lions!!!
What a test match? At half time the Lions were 18 – 6 up, and if they could have kept the momentum they “might” have beaten our boys, but there were too many injuries for the Lions. There were two dodgy incidents in the game, the first being by Schalk Burger who by the looks of it delibrately fingered in the eye the Irish winger Luke Fitzgerald. Burger was lucky to get a yellow card. Personally I think he should have been sent off.
The second incident was in the 2nd half when Brian O’Driscoll took out Danie Rossouw with a dangerous tackle. O’Driscoll was lucky not to be sent for off. The silly Ref didn’t even give a penalty, which was equally dumb.
There were tries by JP Pietersen, Bryan Habana and Jaque Fourie flew over in the last ten minutes. With the score on 25 -25 and less than two minutes of playing time it all came down to a tackle in the air, which gave South Africa a penalty and Morne Steyn kicked the ball perfectly straight and over the poles for a brilliant finish and win. It was an excellent match.
EDIT [29/06/2009]: It is good to see Schalk Burger being banned for 8 weeks for the eye-gouging incident with Luke Fitzgerald. That was extremely dirty play and there is no place for that sort of behaviour in rugby. He got what he deserved and I am not ashamed to say that. Read about in on Sky News.
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