South Africa won the bid against the British and Irish Lions 2-1 aft winning a gripping 3rd Test 19-16 with a 79th-minute punishment by Morne Steyn connected Saturday (Sunday AEST).
Steyn clinched their past bid successful 2009 with a punishment and was seemingly recalled to haunt the Lions successful different bid decider. He hadn't played a Test since 2016.
But his acquisition and temperament came to the fore aft being sent connected successful the 65th infinitesimal for flyhalf Handre Pollard, who had missed 2 consecutive penalties.
Steyn tied the people with his archetypal punishment footwear and aft Finn Russell levelled for the Lions successful the 75th with his 3rd punishment kick, they conceded a punishment nether unit successful the 78th wrong kicking distance.
Scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies had a unreserved of humor with a speedy pat but referee Mathieu Raynal brought him backmost for not tapping from the punishment spot.
Steyn coolly slotted the 34m winning shot.
The Lions deservedly led astatine half-time 10-6 aft their 2nd effort of the series, but South Africa went up with a converted effort by Cheslin Kolbe. Russell and Steyn traded penalties to permission the Boks successful beforehand astatine 16-13.
The Lions had different kickable punishment soon aft but elected to spell for a try, not funny successful drafting a bid arsenic they did successful New Zealand 4 years ago. But replacement prop Mako Vunipola was held up implicit the enactment past South Africa received a relieving scrum penalty.
The Lions failed for the archetypal clip to triumph a bid successful South Africa aft winning the archetypal Test.
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