British & Irish Lions - Unused tour tickets 2009 (10) XXXSOLDXXX
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This is a unique collection of 10 unused tickets from the 2009, British & Irish Lions Rugby Union Tour to South Africa. This item comprising the three Test Matches and the seven non-test matches played on the tour. The British and Irish Lions played a three-match Test series against South Africa, with matches in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. South Africa won the Test series, defeating the Lions 26–21 in the first Test, and then 28–25 in the second Test. The third Test was won by the Lions 28–9.
The highlight of the series was the second Test, which the Lions had led until the 76th minute, when they fell 25–22 behind. Two minutes later, Stephen Jones slotted a penalty to draw the sides at 25–25 with only two minutes left on the clock. However, two minutes into injury time, Morne Steyn scored a 52m penalty kick, to win the match at 28–25. This is a truly unique item of British and Irish Lions memorabilia .
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