The British & Irish Lions provided the perfect riposte to the game on Saturday by emphatically winning the game against a Golden Lions side that was stronger than the weekend’s opening opposition.
Given the stuttering start from the B&I Lions in the opening game of the tour, there were a lot of encouraging signs for Lions fans to take confidence from.
The Golden Lions side put up a fairly weak resistance with the visitors crossing the whitewash first through centre Jamie Roberts giving the British & Irish Lions a great start, closely followed by a well worked try from his centre partner Brian O’Driscoll.
From that point on, and 14 points down, the Golden Lions capitulated a little. Their heads went down and they didn’t seem too interested in the game until Frolic scored a well constructed try, but not before the British Lions had crossed the line twice for a couple of good scores from Monye and Croft.
A second try from Jamie Roberts just before the break set the Lions up for a half time breather with a 10-39 lead, and the Golden Lions did not score a further point from there on in.
The British & Irish Lions scored four more tries to round off a tremendously encouraging performance and provided a much need confidence boost.
The only black spot of the night was the poor showing from the South African crowd once again. The attendance figures on Saturday were blamed on the unfortunate fixture clash with the Super 14 final featuring the Blue Bulls, however there can be no such excuses this evening.
At this rate, the British & Irish Lions need fear not for the rest of the games of the tour because given the number of Lions fans making the trip down to the Rainbow Nation, the Sea of Red is set to make another appearance…