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We continue to celebrate Sky Sports 25th birthday this week, by looking back at some of the most memorable moments from the last quarter of a century. Will Fuller V Jersey . One such highlight came in 1997, when the British and Irish Lions defied their underdogs billing to stun world champions South Africa.The Lions were coached by Ian McGeechan and Jim Telfer and managed by Fran Cotton. England lock Martin Johnson was appointed captain. McGeechan was concerned by the squads professionalism and therefore took along six former rugby league players in order to fast-track the discipline. The victorious 1997 Lions team The series is viewed as one of the greatest tactical successes in Lions history, due to a number of unusual selections.Paul Wallace and Tom Smith emerged as surprise problems for the giant South African front row, while Jeremy Davidson partnered Johnson at lock. John Bentley had only recently returned from rugby league but was given the right-wing berth - nine years after his last England cap - and Neil Jenkins was given the full-back jersey to ensure his kicking prowess was available.The Lions played eight warm-up matches around South Africa, suffering only one defeat - a 35-30 loss to Northern Transvaal in Pretoria. Take a look back at the best moments from our 25 years of rugby union coverage on Sky Sports As the first Test approached, the Lions were seen as massive outsiders. However, the tourists turned in a performance that shook the world, Jenkins justifying his inclusion by kicking five penalties before an Alan Tait try and Matt Dawsons outrageous dummy gave them a shock opening victory by 25-16.An easy 52-30 win in Bloemfontein against Free State gave the Lions confidence going into the second Test, as they hoped to emulate their victory a week before.The South Africans were licking their wounds and came out all guns blazing. Tries from Joost van der Westhuizen, Percy Montgomery and Andre Joubert set South Africa up but their place-kicking was atrocious and they failed to convert any of the tries. Jeremy Guscott kicks the winning drop goal in the second Test at Kings Park in Durban They were also failing to land any penalty points, unlike the Lions who once again benefitted from the perfect boot of Jenkins who kicked five penalties for the second successive Test.With the scores level at 15-15 late in the match, Jeremy Guscott landed a match-winning drop-goal to guarantee the series victory.Another comfortable 67-39 midweek victory over Northern Free State gave the squad confidence that they could go on and complete a series whitewash. However, as the final Test drew closer, many players picked up injuries. Five changes were made to the team but those who started were still recovering from their heroic efforts of the previous two Tests.South Africa scored four tries to the Lions one and finally exorcised their kicking demons to run out 35-16 winners and prevent the embarrassment of losing all three Tests.But the Lions were still able to open the champagne to toast one of the greatest successes in their history.1997 Lions tourMay 24 v Eastern Province XV W 39-11May 28 v Border W 18-14May 31 v Western Province W 38-21June 4 v Mpumalanga W 64-14June 7 v Northern Transvaal L 30-35June 11 v Gauteng Lions W 20-14June 14 v Natal W 42-12June 17 v Emerging Springboks W 51-22June 21 v South Africa W 25-16June 24 v Free State W 52-30June 28 v South Africa W 18-15July 1 v Northern Free State W 67-39July 5 v South Africa L 16-35 Also See: McCaw backs Schmidt for All Blacks Wade faces Olympic headache Weekend menu on Sky Sports Follow @SkySportsRugby Jeff Allen Jersey . The lightning strike was in the parking lot of Crew Stadium on Saturday night, but its not known if the off-duty lieutenant was struck directly, Columbus Fire Department Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said. The firefighter, identified as Lt. J.J. Watt Jersey .ca MLB Power Rankings, the third consecutive week that the As have held top spot and the third straight week that they have been one ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays.LONDON - Karim Benzema beat Cristiano Ronaldo to take leading player honours in The Associated Press global football 10 on Tuesday, as Real Madrid was named team of the week.Madrid followed a resounding 3-0 victory at Liverpool in the Champions League, its first triumph against the English club, with a 3-1 win over rival Barcelona in the first clasico match of the season.Benzema scored twice against Liverpool and once against Barcelona to become player of the week. Ronaldo opened the scoring against Liverpool with a sublime finish and equalized from the penalty spot against Barcelona to begin Madrids comeback.Real Madrids heavy artillery shot down both Liverpool and Barcelona last week, voter Chris Tait of The Herald in Scotland said. Their swift, brutal counter-attacks can be a joy to watch, if only for those of us who are not in the line of fire.Bayern Munich is second to Madrid in the team vote. Borussia Moenchengladbach held the German champions to a goalless draw on Sunday, but Pep Guardiolas side thrashed Roma 7-1 away in the Champions League earlier in the week.I was very lucky to be in the Stadio Olimpico to see the beautiful performance of Munich against Roma and was then in Madrid to write about the clasico, Paolo Condo of Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy said. Real and Bayern are top teams, and there were top individual performances from Arjen Robben, Benzema and Isco.Robben scored twice in Munichs victory over Roma to poll third, while Francisco Isco Alarcon, who replaced the injured Gareth Bale for Madrid in both matches, polled ninth to become the third Madrid player in this weeks top 10.Robbens team-mate, Manuel Neuer, also makes the top 10 in eighth position after the Munich goalkeeper made two spectacular saves to deny Moenchengladbach from breaking the deadlock.Chelseas 6-0 dismantling of Maribor in the Champions League, followed by a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday saw the Premier League leader poll third. Jose Altuve Jersey. est Ham is fourth after continuing its strong start to the Premier League with a surprise 2-1 win against Manchester City.Carlos Eduardo of Nice has entered the poll a position behind Robben after scoring five goals in Nices 7-2 rout of Guingamp in the French league. Panelist Marco Monteverde of News Corp Australia believes Eduardo is a worthy high entry.As ordinary as Guingamp are, Carlos Eduardos five-goal effort in his sides 7-2 win should not be overlooked when assessing the weeks performances, Moteverde said.Surprisingly, Eduardo is not the only player to have scored five goals in a game in this weeks top 10. Luiz Adriano, in seventh place, scored five as Shakhtar Donetsk won 7-0 against BATE Borisov in the Champions League.Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germains two victories against Apoel Nicosia and Bordeaux saw it voted fifth, a place higher than Juventus, who beat Palermo 2-0 to extend its Serie A lead to three points ahead of Roma.Arsenal is seventh this week after two wins against Anderlecht and Sunderland. Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, who scored both goals in Arsenals 2-0 win over Sunderland, is fifth and has polled a place higher than Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli, who scored a hat trick in the 6-2 thrashing of Hellas Verona.AP Global Football 10:Players1.Karim Benzema, 100 points.2.Cristiano Ronaldo, 78.3.Arjen Robben, 73.4.Carlos Eduardo, 64.5.Alexis Sanchez, 53.6.Gonzalo Higuain, 51.7.Luiz Adriano, 41.8.Manuel Neuer, 38.9.Francisco Isco Alarcon, 34.10.Robin van Persie, 31.Teams1.Real Madrid, 158.2.Bayern Munich, 95.3.Chelsea, 75.4.West Ham, 61.5.Paris Saint-Germain, 59.6.Juventus, 51.7.Arsenal, 41.8.Sevilla, 40.9.Atletico Madrid, 35.10.Southampton, 32. Discount NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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