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Twelve years later, Morné Steyn returned to pursue the Lions in South Africa when the world champion beat the series in Cape Town.
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber insists that his decision to move forward to naming the Springboks team to face the Lions in Saturday's First Test was not part of a strategy to send a message to Warren Gatland's men.
The British and Irish Lions had to make two late changes to their clash with the sharks in Pretoria after Maro Itoje and Finn Russell were excluded.
The Lions' second game in South Africa will take place tonight, although it has been confirmed that one of the team leaders and a player have now tested positive for Covid-19.