British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones described the series defeat to South Africa following a 19-16 loss in the third and final Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday as 'disappointing'.
With Cheslin Kolbe and Ken Owens scoring tries for their respective sides, the game was evenly poised with the scores levelled 16-16 before Morne Steyn slotted a 78th minute penalty goal to guide the Springboks to a three-point victory.
This was also the second time Steyn kicked the decisive penalty as his three-pointer in the second Test of the series in 2009 helped the Springboks to a series victory against the Lions.
Jones himself and was initially expected to miss the tour following a disclocated shoulder but made a stunning recovery to feature in the series against South Africa.
"Obviously hugely disappointed with the result but I think the endeavour and the turnaround was there from last week," Jones told Sky Sports.
"We were in it until the death. I'm very proud of the bunch, very conscious of what we represent but hugely disappointed. We wanted to come out for the second half with more of the same.
"We did that probably after the early exchanges, then the to-ing and fro-ing with the penalties broke up the game.
"It was probably similar to what we have seen in patches in previous games, we wanted to kick on but we could not do that."