1993 | New Zealand

Lions Team 1993 New ZealandThe 1993 Lions were the last of the amateur age, and saw the old era end in familiar frustration as New Zealand edged them 2-1 in an exciting Test series.

Captained by Gavin Hastings, coached - for the second time - by Ian McGeechan and managed by Geoff Cooke, the Lions looked to have an even chance when they set off for the southern hemisphere.

England, now the dominant force in Home Unions rugby, supplied 17 of the 30 players who began the tour and seven of the pack that contested the second and third Tests, in Brian Moore, Jason Leonard, Martin Johnson, Martin Bayfield, Ben Clarke, Peter Winterbottom and Dean Richards.

While Dewi Morris and Rob Andrew reprised their England half-back combination, the three-quarters had more of a Celtic look with Hastings, Ieuan Evans and Scott Gibbs all making their presence felt.

The midweek team struggled for both form and identity - in stark contrast to the success of "Donal's Doughnuts" in 1989 - but the established Saturday side looked good going into the Tests.

The Lions got off to the worst possible start, conceding a controversial try inside two minutes as Evans and Frank Bunce both landed over the tryline claiming possession of Grant Fox's high kick.

They battled back to play some excellent rugby in the second half and take an 18-17 lead with a minute to play thanks to six Hastings penalties, only for New Zealand to win 20-18 with a highly controversial penalty Fox converted with the final kick of the game.

The Lions picked themselves up to hit back in style, winning the second Test 20-7, a Rory Underwood try and Bayfield's domination of the lineout the highlights of their biggest ever win against New Zealand.

The All Blacks had played poorly, though, and could be expected to improve significantly in the decider. They did just that and, although the Lions began by building a 10-point lead, Sean Fitzpatrick's men ran away with the game after the break to finish emphatic 30-13 winners.
22/05/1993 14:30
North Auckland
North Auckland 17-30 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A North Auckland
North Auckland
Whangarei
26/05/1993 15:00
North Harbour
North Harbour 13-29 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A North Harbour
North Harbour
Auckland
29/05/1993
New Zealand Maori
New Zealand Maori 20-24 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A New Zealand Maori
New Zealand Maori
Athletic Park
02/06/1993 15:00
Canterbury
Canterbury 10-28 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Canterbury
Canterbury
Lancaster Park
05/06/1993 14:30
Otago
Otago 37-24 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Otago
Otago
Carisbrook
08/06/1993
Southland
Southland 16-34 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Southland
Southland
Invercargill
12/06/1993
New Zealand
New Zealand 20-18 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A New Zealand
New Zealand
Lancaster Park
16/06/1993 15:00
Taranaki
Taranaki 25-49 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Taranaki
Taranaki
Rugby Park
19/06/1993
Auckland
Auckland 23-18 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Auckland
Auckland
Eden Park
22/06/1993 14:30
Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay 29-17 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay
McLean Park
26/06/1993
New Zealand
New Zealand 7-20 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A New Zealand
New Zealand
Athletic Park
29/06/1993 15:00
Waikato
Waikato 38-10 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Waikato
Waikato
Rugby Park
03/07/1993 14:30
New Zealand
New Zealand 30-13 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A New Zealand
New Zealand
Eden Park
SurnameFirst namePlayedPointsLast appearance
AndrewRob12 +14003/07/1993
BarnesStuart6 +23329/06/1993
BayfieldMartin7003/07/1993
BurnellPaul6 +1029/06/1993
CarlingWill6 +1829/06/1993
ClarkeBen7 +1003/07/1993
ClementTony7 +21729/06/1993
CroninDamien6529/06/1993
CunninghamVince31029/06/1993
DooleyWade10805/06/1993
EvansIeuan19 +14321/06/1997
GalweyMick6 +1529/06/1993
GibbsScott14 +11503/07/2001
GuscottJeremy20 +23705/07/1997
HastingsGavin16 +117003/07/1993
HastingsScott9 +31705/06/1993
HunterIan1022/05/1993
JohnsonMartin15014/07/2001
JonesRobert14929/06/1993
LeonardJason14 +9007/07/2001
MilneKen6 +2029/06/1993
MooreBrian14403/07/1993
MorrisDewi7 +1003/07/1993
NicolAndy0 +1016/06/1993
PopplewellNick7003/07/1993
ReedAndy6529/06/1993
RichardsDean12503/07/1993
TeagueMike13 +1529/06/1993
UnderwoodRory15 +13103/07/1993
UnderwoodTony13 +14505/07/1997
WallaceRichard5529/06/1993
WebsterRichard6 +11029/06/1993
WinterbottomPeter19403/07/1993
WrightPeter6029/06/1993
Overall Stats
Played13Biggest Win49 - 25 (British & Irish Lions v Taranaki 1993)
Total Points Scored314Most Points In A Match49 (British & Irish Lions v Taranaki 1993)
Total Tries Scored33Most Tries In A Match7 (British & Irish Lions v Taranaki 1993)
Total Conversions Scored19Most Conversions In A Match4 (British & Irish Lions v Taranaki 1993)
Total Penalty Goals Scored33Most Penalty Goals In A Match6 (British & Irish Lions v New Zealand 1993)
Total Drop Goals Scored4Most Drop Goals In A Match1 (British & Irish Lions v Canterbury 1993)
Most Appearances9 (Dan Cole)Highest Attendance47,000
Top Points Scorer114 (Leigh Halfpenny)Total Home Attendance124,000
Top Try Scorer4 (Alex Cuthbert)
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