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British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2009

If you’re a sporting connoisseur, South Africa’s the place to be right now. The Confederations Cup is in full cry, and there’s some vintage football being played. We got the visuals on the World Twenty/20 cricket, and while the Proteas crashed out in the semis, they were nonetheless spectacular on the way there. The odds in that game make racing look like a kindergarten, and you never know when your day is up.

On the religious front, we played the British & Irish Lions on the weekend in the first of three tests (if you didn’t know that, you’re not South African!). Yes, we got home, but this is a very good Lions side, and those of our readers who hail from those regions can take heart from the way your team finished.

What a helluva series we can look forward to, and what a helluva atmosphere at the stadium on Saturday. Besides the fact the red shirts outnumbered the green within the stadium – you had to see it to believe it - you could say with some certainty that it would’ve taken a barrage at Delville Wood to out blast the sound within the stadium. If this is any sort of portent of what we can expect from the rest of the series, roll on the next two Saturdays.

In good old British style, it would be remiss of us if we didn’t end with “may the best team win”.