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Win against South Africa today and Warren Gatland will be the Lion King

David Kelly


Three unbeaten series would go down in infamy, but it’s easier said than done

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Big decisions: Warren Gatland is hoping he has got his selection correct for the crunch clash against South Africa. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Big decisions: Warren Gatland is hoping he has got his selection correct for the crunch clash against South Africa. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

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Big decisions: Warren Gatland is hoping he has got his selection correct for the crunch clash against South Africa. Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

The first of many drinks were already passing the Lions’ lips before they even had time to sit down in the dressing-room.

Having inflicted the first defeat upon the All Blacks at home in 48 games, it might have seemed like the 2017 Lions had won the spoils of sporting war but they had only won the battle; at 1-1, the series still had another chapter to come.


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