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Ellis joins Croft as a Test Lion in victory

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The international season finished on a high note for Tom Croft and Harry Ellis as the British & Irish Lions triumphed in the third Test in South Africa.

The Leicester Tigers duo shared in the action as the Lions won 28-9 in Johannesburg.

Ellis made his fifth appearance of the tour and his first in a Lions Test, joining Croft as the first graduates of the Tigers Academy to wear the famous red shirt at Test level.

Tigers scrum-half Ellis was introduced in the 55th minute – just seconds after a try from Ugo Monye had increased the tourists' lead to 22-6 following two first-half scores by Shane Williams. Ellis replaced centre Riki Flutey, with No9 Mike Phillips having to move into midfield.

Croft, who started both previous Tests in the series, had a four-minute run-out as a blood replacement for Joe Worsley in the first half and the move was made permanent in the 65th minute as the Lions closed out a memorable victory.