5 July 2009, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
They’ve said there’s nothing to play for, that it’s a dead series. I’ll remind you of what Gats (assistant coach Warren Gatland) said on Wednesday – I think we’ve got everything to play for.
Because today will determine what we are. It will say everything about us. The biggest thing you earn in this jersey is a respect and a reputation, and to any person, that’s the biggest thing you can have, for what you do and what you stand for.
We can leave a legacy…in this last game, in this jersey, for the players to pick up in four year’s time. For four years, we leave something that makes sure that when people think about the Lions, they think about the good. They’ll think about you, they’ll think about this performance and they can live with it for four years.
Some of you might be there to pick up the next jersey in four years time. Some of us won’t be. Please, please give them something to play for and something to understand.
Good luck, but play for everything we want that jersey to be and everything you’ve made it so far. All the best boys.
The Lions won the test, 28-9