Springbok hero Morne Steyn feared John Smit was going to ask namesake full back Frans to attempt to win the game for the Boks with the last kick of the second Test last weekend.
The Bulls outside half, who had played immaculately after replacing Ruan Pienaar after 55 minutes, felt he could managed the 50+ metres distance, but wasn’t sure his captain would give him the ahcne.
"Out of the corner of my eye I saw Frans Steyn stepping up – he is the long range specialist and I thought John might give him the ball," said Steyn, who had earlier kicked a touchline conversion to put the Boks in the lead for the first time.
"But I wanted that kick. I knew I would put it over – I’ve done so in the past. I live for kicking those long ones.
“I live and play rugby for days and moments like that. The moment I struck the ball I knew it was over.
“It was one of the best strikes ever. It’s just wonderful I could contribute in that way to a series triumph over the Lions.
"Maybe for the next 12 years they’ll be talking about my kick as we have been talking about Jeremy Guscott’s drop-kick in 1997."