There was real hope among British fans that this team might become the first Lions team since 1971 to win a tour in New Zealand.
There is real hope among British fans that this team might become the first Lions team since 1971 to win a tour in New Zealand.
Les Bleus, who won the four previous clashes against the South Africans at the ground, fell behind after six minutes and never looked likely to snap a losing streak on this tour.
The world champions produced a performance of real grit and character to subdue the British and Irish Lions 30-15 at Eden Park.
Scotland dug deep to pull off a 24-19 victory and end a run of close defeats against Australia in a gripping rugby union international in Sydney.
They faced an under-strength French side, but South Africa's national rugby team, the Springboks, made sure they took their opportunities against them in the first of three tests in Pretoria.
England will take on Ireland with just one victory away from making a record of most consecutive wins.
Van der Westhuizen invested all his energy in the J9 Foundation which helps sufferers cope with the fatal motor neurone disease, a condition he battled since 2011.
After beating the Crusaders 42-25, the Lions will now face the Higlanders in the semifinal.
France secured a heartstopping 2-0 win over Albania that sent the hosts through as the first team to qualify to the last 16 of Euro 2016.
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