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Quiz: Can You Name The Entire Starting XV From The Lions’ Infamous Second Test In 2005?

Twelve years ago this week, the British and Irish Lions suffered arguably the worst defeat in the team’s 120-year history.

Clive Woodward saw his side humbled by a brilliant All Blacks by a scoreline of 48-18. Tries from Tana Umaga, Richie McCaw, Sitiveni Sivivatu and two from Dan Carter saw New Zealand rack up their highest-ever points tally against the Tourists and take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

The sheer brilliance of the hosts and Carter, in particular, had to be admired but the defeat in Wellington remains one of the darkest days in recent memory for the Lions.

NEW ZEALAND - JULY 09:  Captain Tana Umaga is congratulated by Justin Marshall and Keven Mealamu (right) after scoring the second of his two tries during the All Blacks 3819 win over the British and Irish Lions in the third and final test at Eden Park, Saturday, July09, 2005.  (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

Ahead of another second Test in Wellington this Saturday morning, we want to know how well you recall that day all these years later. If you can even name 11 of the starting XV from the defeat, we’ll be mightily impressed.


Head over to our Facebook page when you’re done and let us know how you fared!

As for this weekend’s encounter, Warren Gatland’s side have to pull off a famous victory if they are to keep the series alive. If the Hamilton-native can mastermind such a triumph, it will set up a mouth-watering final Test on Saturday week in Auckland’s Eden Park.

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