Sunday 25 February 2018 / 03:07 AM


As the British and Irish Lions make their way around New Zealand, Throwback Thursday relives an unforgettable moment from one of their previous tours of Australia.

The 1989 Wallabies v Lions series was a classic. Australia romped to a 30-12 victory in the first Test at the SFS, before the Lions squared up with a thrilling 19-12 win at Ballymore in the second clash.

The Sydney decider was delicately poised at 12-9 in favour of the home side when the brilliant but erratic David Campese came up with one of the most infamous goal-line blunders in Test history.

Catching a wayward Rob Andrew drop goal attempt deep in his own in-goal, the high-profile winger opted to run the ball out before throwing an ill-conceived pass to unsuspecting Wallabies fullback Greg Martin.

Martin was unable to control the pass and Welsh winger Ieuan Evans pounced for the Lions’ only try of the match on their way to a 19-18 triumph.

[YouTube – Ruddy Darter]

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