The Lions beat Western Province 26-23

The British and Irish Lions continued their 100 per cent record record in South Africa thanks to a late penalty from James Hook to give them a 26-23 win over Western Province in Cape Town.

The Lions went in 18-12 at half time following two tries by wingers Tommy Bowe and Ugo Monye following some excellent build up play by both backs and forwards. When Martyn Williams scored a try to put the Lions 23-15 ahead it looked as if the touring side were set to turn the screw and put the game beyond the reach of Western Province.

But the home side came storming back with a drop-goal from Joe Pitersen, three penalties from out-half Willem de Waal before Pietersen scored a brilliant late try 20 minutes from time to bring the sides level at 23-23 all.

The Lions looked as if they were on the rack but managed to pull the result out of the fire when Hook was given the chance to win the game with a 50-metre penalty. The Wales out-half made no mistake to secure the Lions' fifth win in a row.

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