Coach: Ronnie Dawson
Having suffered many series defeats against the Springboks over the years, the Lions were fully expectant of what was in store for them in this tour.
Although the tourists suffered a 3-0 loss once again to the Boks, they left with pride a little bit restored after the hammerings they had taken in orevious tours.
Injuries once again played a major part in the shaping of the test team, but the first three tests were extremely close affairs with the first test loss of 25-20, second test drawn at 6-6 and third test loss of 11-6.
With the series effectively over the Lions lost the fourth test by 19-6, but the good work by the Lions was not to be undone.
Irish Full Back and tour captain Tom Kiernan kept the Lions hopes alive with a record points haul of 35 in the 4 test matches and after the damaged reputations following the 1966 tour some pride was restored.