The South Africans took the lead after four penalties by Handre Pollard with a 12-3 lead and a 17-10 lead after Fuff de Clerk’s attempt, but the Lions regained the lead through Luke Cowan-Dicky’s attempt and three second-half penalties for a 19 -17 lead. Owen Farrell added an extra penalty to leave things 22-17.
By Michael Cantillon
Last updated: 25/07/21 1:34 am
The British and Irish Lions made a good comeback in the second half to beat South Africa 22-17 and go 1-0 up in a three-game series.
South African Handre Pollard scored four penalties in the first half and Dan Biggar added one more effort and missed another attempt to put the midfield time 12-3 at Springbox.
The Lions got much better in the second half, though, as Luke Cowan-Dickey and Biggar’s three penalties helped Faf de Clerk’s effort in South Africa to win 19-17.
A possible attempt by Damian de Allende for the Boxing attempt came after a TMO review in which Cheslin Kolbe knocked the ball down while competing in the air before the game.
Owen Farrell then added an extra penalty with the remaining two minutes to bring the score to five, and on the other hand Springbox fatigue was unable to recover.
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Springbox hit forward in the 14th minute through a Pollard penalty after the Lions side Tom Curry hid into the rock and couldn’t get away.
The second-half moments were later boosted by Pollard’s boots when TMO South Africa’s Marius Jonker brought a late curry to Sprimbock halfway through De Clerk to judge Nick Berry’s interest.
After Boxing was penalized for offside, Boxing made his first shot from 40 yards out and the Lions reduced the score to 20 minutes.
The lions in the second row forced Maro Itoje to make a monumental turn shortly after Sia Kolisi’s break from distance, but the prostitute Cowan-Dicky overthrew the next line and put the tourists under pressure again.
Pollard recorded his third penalty of the day when referee Berry concluded from the center of Elliott Daley – played the ball from under the feet of Lions 22.
Cowan-Dicky lost his second line shortly after throwing the curve before the referee’s whistle hit the Lions again when Boxing trophy Trevor Nyakane took the ball over the ball to force the decision to break, which Pollard made. hit from a distance for a 12-3 shot.
Five minutes after the break, Lions backer Tadhh Furlong scored a powerful penalty for the Lions and allowed Biggar to narrow the gap to six points, but the halfback twisted his shot.
A high-scoring fight from South Africa’s Bong Mbonambi in Alun Vin Jones gave Daley a 55-yard free kick, but again the blow from the Lions was immediately missed as it fell short.
Robbie Henshaw’s center took a sudden break in the final moments of the first half and rushed to South Africa 22, but an important decision was forced by Willie le Roux to strike.
In the second half, the Lions forced an early penalty and rejected a possible shot into a long-range shot from five yards out, leaving Cowan-Dicky behind a strong shot to test the first test.
Biggar turned the game around to 12-10, until South Africa’s Le Roux tried, after a TMO review, to find the powerful Bocca in front of Lucano Am’s shot and thus offside.
Moments later, De Klerk made his first attempt at South Africa after Peter-Stef du Toit and Macazole Mapimpi’s wing counterattacked to the bottom left, revealing a huge hole in the side of the Lions.
Pollard’s substitution went unanswered, but Springbox remained with a seven-point lead.
Springbox No. 8 Soon after, Kwagga Smith was penalized for taking the ball away from the team, which Biggar made it to 17-14.
And in the 56th minute, the South African lead came down to a point when Biggar split the right in two after another offside call to the host.
In the 63rd minute, the Lions took the lead in the test for the first time when Biggar came on after a Springbox on the edge of a corner and scored an excellent penalty in the corner.
Again, Lions substitute Hamish Watson lifted Le Roux off the horizon as he hid – and was happy not to get a yellow card – but Pollard made a hard effort from side to side.
The Lions had almost eight minutes left of the ball in their team and almost played themselves from the lead 22 Am saw the hack and De Allende slipped. However, during the TMO review, it was found that Kolbe had hit the ball near the touch line before scoring.
With about two minutes left of the test, Farrell then extended the Lions to five points from the edge, followed by another Springbox rape in the tomb.
Restoring the rest, the Boxer went through 10 rounds later, but before Itoe pulled the ball and finished the competition, the Lions defense was flawless.
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