That completed a thoroughly miserable time in the south island for Boxer Harding's Anglo-Welsh outfit as they had become Otago's first international victims at the same venue a week earlier when they were beaten 9-6.
1st Test, 6 June, 1908
New Zealand 32 British & Irish Lions 5
HT: 21-0 Att: 23,000
New Zealand: J Colman; D Cameron, F Mitchinson, M Thomson, J Hunter; J Stead [capt], F Roberts; N Hughes, S Casey, R Wilson, B Cunningham, B Francis, A McDonald, C Seeling, G Gillett
Scorers: Tries - F Roberts 2, F Mitchinson 2, J Hunter, D Cameron, , M Thomson; Cons: G Gillett 2, F Roberts, B Francis; Pen: F Roberts
British & Irish Lions: EJ Jackett; JL Williams, J Jones, H Vassall; R Gibbs, J Davey, H Laxon; W Oldham, B Dibble, F Jackson, A Harding [capt], P Down, G Kyrke, J Ritson, H Archer
Scorers: Try: R Gibbs; Con: F Jackson
Referee: James Duncan (New Zealand)
Carisbrook was named after the estate of early colonial settler James Macandrew and was first developed during the 1870s. It was first used for international cricket in 1883, when Otago hosted a team from Tasmania. It has been hosting rugby union internationals since 1908 and full cricket internationals since 1955.
The stadium has been home to the Highlanders in the Super 14 and Otago in the Air New Zealand Cup. It is the former home of Otago cricket, which moved to the University Oval at Logan Park in the north of the city after the redevelopment in the early 2000s, and also of Otago United Football team in the New Zealand Football Championship, which moved to the lower-capacity Sunnyvale Park for the 2008-09 season.
It's replacement will be the NZ$ 198m Forsyth Barr Stadium within the grounds of the University of Otago. This will be New Zealand's first covered stadium and could become a future venue for matches against the Lions. It will having a capacity of 25,000, with the ability to add 5,000 extra seats for major occasions.
The Lions' first Test victory at Carisbrook came in 1930 when they rocked the All Blacks to win by two tries to one. Their only other victory came in the first Test in 1971, which set up a 2-1 series triumph.
1st Test 21 June, 1930
New Zealand 3 British & Irish Lions 6
HT: 0-3 Att: 27,000
New Zealand: G Nepia; G Hart, F Lucas, D Oliver, B Cooke; H Lilburne, J Mill; B Irvine, B Cottrell, R McWilliams, D Steere, B Finlayson, B Hazlett, W Batty, C Porter [capt]
Scorer: Try: G Hart
British & Irish Lions: J Bassett; J Morley, C Aarvold [capt], H Bowcott, J Reeve; R Spong, P Murray; H O'Neill, D Parker, H Rew, J Farrell, B Black, I Jones, G Beamish, J Hodgson
Scorers: Tries: J Morley, J Reeve
Referee: Sam Hollander (New Zealand)
'Mighty Mouse' Ian McLauchlan's charge down try in the first of four tests in 1971 proved crucial for the Lions as they grabbed kicked-off the first series victory on New Zealand soil. Masterminded by coach Carwyn James, that triumph remains the only series success by the Lions against the All Blacks.
1st Test 26 June, 1971
New Zealand 3 British & Irish Lions 9
HT: 3-3 Att: 45,000
New Zealand: F McCormick; B Hunter, B Williams, K Carrington, W Cottrell; B Burgess, S Going; R Guy, T Norton, J Muller, P Whiting, C Meads [capt], I Kirkpatrick, A Sutherland, A McNaughton
Scorers: Penalty - F McCormick
British & Irish Lions: JPR Williams; TGR Davies, J Dawes [capt], M Gibson, J Bevan; B John, G Edwards (R Hopkins); I McLauchlan, J Pullin, S Lynch, W McBride, D Thomas, P Dixon, J Taylor, M Davies
Scorers: Try: I McLauchlan; Pens: B John 2
Referee: John Pring (New Zealand)
The Lions also found Otago a tough nut to crack at Carisbrook and went down to five defeats there ontour, including a run of three successive beatings in 1950, 1959 and 1966. The last game the Lions played at Carisbrook was against Otago on 18 June, 2005, when they won 30-19.
That game saw Wales skipper Ryan Jones make a spectacular debut after arriving earlier in the week as a replacement back row forward. He scored one of the three tries and went on to play in all three Tests. he will, of course, be back at the venue for its final test outing this weekend when he leads Wales in search of a first win over the All Blacks in New zealand - and a first against them since 1953.
New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Tests at Carisbrook
6 June New Zealand 32 Lions 5
21 June New Zealand 3 Lions 6
27 May New Zealand 9 Lions 9
18 July New Zealand 18 Lions 17
16 July New Zealand 20 Lions 3
26 June New Zealand 3 Lions 9
30 July New Zealand 19 Lions 7
2 July New Zealand 15 Lions 8
28 April Otago 3 Lions 8 Played in Dunedin
2 May Otago 3 Lions 4 Played in Dunedin
22 Sept Otago 0 Lions 0 Played in Dunedin
26 Sept South Island 3 Lions 5 Played in Dunedin
10 August Otago/Southland 8 Lions 14 Played in Dunedin
30 May Otago 9 Lions 6 Carisbrook
14 June Otago 9 Lions 33 Carisbrook
20 May Otago 23 Lions 9 Carisbrook
4 July Otago 26 Lions 8 Carisbrook
18 June Otago 17 Lions 9 Carisbrook
12 June Otago 9 Lions 21 Carisbrook
8 June Otago 7 Lions 12 Carisbrook
5 June Otago 37 Lions 24 Carisbrook
18 June Otago 19 Lions 30 Carisbrook