The British and Irish Lions defeated South Africa 22-17 in a tense first Test in Cape Town.
The tourists trailed for most of the match but finished the game stronger and can now clinch the series with a victory in the second Test next Saturday.
Here’s how the Lions players rated at the Cape Town Stadium:
5. Alun Wyn Jones
The decision to opt for the lineout that produced Cowan-Dickie’s try, rather than a penalty, was inspired. Played the whole match which was a remarkable achievement given his recent shoulder injury. 9/10 Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images
6. Courtney Lawes
Another standout performer. Lawes was relentlessly physical and took the fight to South Africa. 9/10 Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
7. Tom Curry
Let down by his indiscipline and although he gave it everything, his place is under pressure from Hamish Watson. Conceded two first-half penalties which put the Lions on the back foot. 7/10 Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
8. Jack Conan
A complete number eight performance, mixing up some deft touches with graft in the tight. 8/10 Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images