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South Africa is the best place to tour, it’s unlike anywhere else

In the latest SA Rugby magazine, former British & Irish Lions back Ugo Monye chatted to DANIEL GALLAN about the iconic tour of South Africa in 2009.

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Eight seconds separated Ugo Monye from redemption. With the British & Irish Lions 15-6 ahead 53 minutes into the final Test of the 2009 tour of South Africa, the England and Harlequins wing seized his moment.

Inside the Lions’ 22, Wynand Olivier threw a speculative pass that hung in Johannesburg air for just enough time to encourage Monye to make the intercept. Already moving forward as per defence coach Shaun Edwards’ instruction, the then 26-year-old plucked the spiralling ball at shoulder height and ran 80m for a try…

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