• Short Summary

    The British Lions Rugby Union touring team won their first ever international at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday (9 July) when they beat the New Zealand All Blacks team 13-9 in the second game of a four-match test series.

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    The British Lions Rugby Union touring team won their first ever international at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday (9 July) when they beat the New Zealand All Blacks team 13-9 in the second game of a four-match test series. The Lions' victory was based on superb forward effort, particularly in the first half, in which the Welsh wing forward Terry Cobner and his pack dominated their illustrious All Black opponents in lineouts and mauls. Here's Nigel Starmer-Smith with a commentary on highlights of the game.

    The Lions' win means that the series now stands at one game all. The third test will be played at Dunedin in three weeks time. The only try of Saturday's match was scored in the first half, when the Lions captain, Phil Bennett, kicked a deft ball above the heads of the All Blacks backs and was able to speculate it ahead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOIKP55E0FXCW2NZ1D6E9UBMC
    Media URN:
    VLVADOIKP55E0FXCW2NZ1D6E9UBMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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