Forwards specialist Graham Rowntree admits that revenge for 2009 remains on his mind as he looks to be part of a winning British & Irish Lions tour.
The ex-Tiger, who was part of Ian McGeechan's set-up in South Africa three years ago, still has nightmares about the way the series was lost.
Rowntree was a player at the Lions' last series win, against the Boks in 1997, and when asked the obvious question, he gave a frank answer.
"Unfinished business? There's an understatement from 2009," said Rowntree.
"That second Test, the emotions of that game will live with me forever. We did a job in terms of the first half as a forward pack and then we lost Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones and that changed everything.
"It was going to be a famous victory. We were winning until the last few minutes in Pretoria and we had it taken away from us.
"It's the first time I'd seen grown men cry in the changing room after the game. It was a massive roller coaster and there's definitely unfinished business.
"We're due a series win aren't we? Where we are now, with the players we can pick, and the continuity that we're able to bring in terms of the coaching plus the injection of people like Faz (Andy Farrell) with that passion and energy, I think now is the time. Now is the time to win a Test series.
"Just talking about it all now is making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
"I was thoroughly delighted to get the call from Gats and I'm really looking forward to it. It's a special time a Lions tour and it's a special country we're visiting as well. And having just faced Australia in the autumn series, we all owe them one."