Saturday, 13 June 2009 20:39

Late penalty gives tourists another win

Written by Paul Bedford
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Despite having most of the possession, the touring British and Irish Lions needed a penatly by replacement fullback James Hook just three minutes from the final whistle to overcome a determined Western Province team at Newlands. Leading 18-12 at half time, the tourists scored three tries to the one of the home team in their 26-23 victory.

 Tries for the Lions by Tommy Bowe, Ugo Monye and Martyn Williams, together with a conversion and two penalties by Stephen Jones were countered by four penalties and a drop goal by Willem de Waal and a drop goal by Joe Pietersen to keep Western Province within striking distance. Pietersen's try, 26 minutes into the second half, leveled the scores and it was left to Hook to ensure the tourists maintained their unbeaten record.

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