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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Simply the Best


July 1992         Australia  10 v Great Britain  33                                    Melbourne

After losing the first test 22-6 in Sydney and with injuries to key players Ellery Hanley and Andy Gregory The Lions were not given much chance. They chose an all Wigan pack and Shaun Edwards came in at half back for his first match against Australia

Despite their injuries and the poor weather, The Lions raced into a 22-0 lead with tries from Clark, Newlove and Schofield. The expected Kangaroo comeback saw tries from Lindner and Johns but the Lions pack held firm giving Graham Steadman and Martin Offiah the opportunity to score great tries.

They lost the decider 16-10 but the glorious night in Melbourne represented the best performance by Great Britain during their long Ashes drought 

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