- You have to feel a little sorry for Phil Vickery; and
- The Springboks won the mind-games battle hands down.
And so, to all intents and purposes, the Raging Bull was dismantled by the Beast. Ironic really, as it was the South African tighthead, John Smit, who was supposed to be the vulnerable one.The Raging Bull has now been reduced to the role of Mild-Mannered Heffer and must seriously be considering his international future.
And for the Lions the learning curve just became that much steeper.