LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 26 June 2009 47 Second Test. Tomorrow, live on Sky Sports 1, from 1pm (kick-off: 2pm) SOUTHAFRICAvTHELIONSAFRICASOUTH Key men RUAN PIENAAR S AFRICA THE Sharks fly-half (below) proved in Durban last week he is a dangerous predator, even when confronted by a pride of Lions. He bounced back from inactivity with a display filled with maturity and tactical nous... but then, like the rest of the Boks, he ran out of steam amid a flurry of replacements. Somebody has to get to him early on, help him to understand whos boss. STEPHEN JONES LIONS THOSE two missed penatlies early on in the first Test ultimately proved to be the difference between the two sides. Even in Wales, there is debate about whether Jones (right) is more effective than James Hook -- today he has to prove he is a worthy No10. Twelve years ago, another Welshman, Neil Jenkins, inspired victory with a bootiful second Test performance. Jones has to hit the heights tomorrow. Latest betting MATCH ODDS South Africa 4-11; Lions 11-5; draw 22-1. Last second Test meeting 28 June, 1997 (Durban) South Africa 15, Lions 18 OH, the joy if the Lions can do this again. Henry Honiball, Percy Montgomery and Andre Joubert all missed to leave the hosts kicking themselves. Neil Jenkins kicked a perfect 15 points for the Lions and despite three tries from the Springboks, there was centre Jeremy Guscott to land a rare drop to clinch the series after an opening win in Cape Town 12 years ago. Johnsons give it all roar echoes 1997 Lions The teams Replacements South Africa: CRalepelle, D Carstens,A Bekker,DRossouw, H Brussow, J Fourie, M Steyn. Lions: RFord,ASheridan, A-WJones,M Williams, H Ellis, ROGara,S Williams. Referee: ChristopheBerdos(Fr) STH AFRICA THE LIONS F Steyn 15 R Kearney JP Pietersen 14 T Bowe A Jacobs 13 B ODriscoll J de Villiers 12 J Roberts B Habana 11 L Fitzgerald R Pienaar 10 S Jones F du Preez 9 M Phillips T Mtawarira 1 G Jenkins B du Plessis 2 M Rees J Smit (c) 3 A Jones B Botha 4 S Shaw V Matfield 5 POConnell(c) S Burger 6 T Croft J Smith 7 D Wallace P Spies 8 J Heaslip THELIONSTOUR SOFAR Royal XV 25, Lions 37 Golden Lions 10, Lions 74 Cheetahs 24, Lions 26 Sharks 3, Lions 39 Western Province 23, Lions 26 Southern Kings 8, Lions 20 South Africa 26, Lions 21 Emerging Boks 13, Lions 13 TOCOME Tom, 2nd Test: South Africa, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Sat, 4 July, 3rd Test: South Africa, Ellis Park, Joburg All games live on Sky Sports MARTIN JOHNSON is backing the Lions to level the series with South Africa tomorrow-- as long as they dont concede stupid penalties. England team manager Johnson, captain of the Lions who triumphed in the second Test in Durban back in 1997, said: Of course they can win. But you cant concede the penalties and the turnovers they did last week. And the try they conceded from the maul and the first try as well, I think defensively you say theyre avoidable. And take your chances. I mean they had plenty of chances to score, not just the tries but also kicking the points over and maybe taking a drop goal. Theres times when we had pressure and territory in the first half when you thought just stick over three points now and it keeps you in the game. You know its 15 against 15 when they go out there. Youve got your last chance here. If they lose, the series is gone. Lets just go out and give it absolutely everything, go to a higher level of intensity. And if you go out there and put it all on the field for an hour and you fall to bits in the last 20 minutes, at least youve put it out there. Just have that attitude, that freedom to go and play at maximum speed from the first minute and see what happens. Theres nowhere to hide, theres no excuses, just go out and give it your all and see what happens. BY HARRY LANE Nowhere to hide: Johnson index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html