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Last Updated: Saturday June 13 2009 15:30 GMT

Lions kick on for another victory

Ugo Monye scores for the Lions

The British and Irish Lions have kept up their winning ways in South Africa, after beating Western Province 26-23.

A late penalty from James Hook from near the halfway line with three minutes left gave the Lions their fifth win in a row.

The Lions were probably the stronger team and outscored their opponents by three tries to one.

They will have to play much better in the Test series against South Africa though, which starts on 20 June.

British Lions tour results
Brian O'Driscoll in action for the British Lions
30 May - WIN - Royal XV, 37-25

3 June - WIN - Golden Lions, 74-10

6 June - WIN - Free State Cheetahs, 26-24

10 June - WIN - Sharks, 39-3

13 June - WIN - Western Province, 26-23

Wingers Ugo Monye and Tommy Bowe both played well as they try to earn spots in the Test team, each grabbing a try.

Martyn Williams was the other player to cross for the Lions, while Joe Pietersen bagged a try for Western Province.

The next match is on Tuesday against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth, which will the final chance for players to impress coach Ian McGeechan before the Tests.