British & Irish Lions

Bundee Aki's "winner takes all" moment comes down to deciding Test

The Ireland international certainly caught the eye earlier in the tour, and the 31-year-old has now been given the nod by Warren Gatland for the British and Irish Lions' crucial third Test against South Africa.
4 August 2021

Faf de Klerk and Pieter-Steph du Toit to miss South Africa's series decider against Lions

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has made two forced changes for the third and final Test against the British and Irish Lions to be played in Cape Town on Saturday.
4 August 2021

Experience of World Cup triumph will give Springboks edge in series decider - Jacques Nienaber

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber believes the World Cup triumph in 2019 will give the Springboks an advantage heading into the third and deciding game of the series against the British and Irish Lions.
4 August 2021

Tempo the key to Lions success over the Springboks in the third Test

After making six changes to his British and Irish Lions squad for the final Test against Springboks on Saturday, Warren Gatland explained what his team has to do in order to win the series in South Africa.
3 August 2021

Kyle Sinckler to be available for third Test after biting charges dismissed

British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler will be available for the third against South Africa after his citing charges for an alleged biting incident was dismissed.
3 August 2021

Lions make six changes for decider against South Africa

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to the starting line-up for the crucial third Test against South Africa.
3 August 2021

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus faces disciplinary hearing

World Rugby has confirmed that South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will face an independent misconduct hearing following his 62-minute video criticising the match officials during the first Test against the British and Irish Lions.
3 August 2021

Rosko Specman, Dan du Preez and Johan Grobbelaar called up to South Africa squad

South Africa have added Rosko Specman, Dan du Preez and Johan Grobbelaar to the squad for the deciding Test against the Lions.
2 August 2021

Alun Wyn Jones wants Lions to be prepared for 'biggest week of the tour'

Alun Wyn Jones has urged his side to finish the ongoing tour of South Africa on a high as they take on the Springboks in the third and deciding Test on Saturday.
2 August 2021

Back three struggle as Lions lacked intensity against Springboks

The world champions levelled the series on Saturday evening and James Orpin has delivered his player ratings after a tough second Test for the British and Irish Lions.
2 August 2021

Kyle Sinckler cited for alleged biting incident during second Test

British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited for an alleged biting incident during the second Test against South Africa played in Cape Town.
2 August 2021

Duane Vermeulen to join South Africa squad

Bulls number eight Duane Vermeulen has been added to the South Africa squad ahead of the third and deciding Test against the British and Irish Lions.
1 August 2021

Stuart Hogg denies accusations of biting South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux

Stuart Hogg has ‘categorically' denied accusations of biting South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux during the recently concluded second Test at Cape Town Stadium.
1 August 2021

Momentum swung towards South Africa in second half - Robbie Henshaw

Robbie Henshaw rues missed opportunities in the second Test against South Africa which they went on to lose 27-9 at Cape Town on Saturday.
1 August 2021

Jacques Nienaber insists South Africa players were not distracted by Rassie Erasmus' video

Jacques Nienaber believes the Springboks were not distracted by the hour-long video posted by Rassie Erasmus following their win in the second Test.
1 August 2021

Warren Gatland admits next Saturday is a 'cup final' after second Test defeat

Following the British and Irish Lions’ 27-9 defeat at the hands of South Africa in Cape Town, Warren Gatland unpacked the loss, as well as an unusual build-up to the game.
31 July 2021

Springboks level Test series with dominant 27-9 win over the British and Irish Lions

After a week full of drama, the Springboks have levelled the Castle Lager Lions Series thanks to their 27-9 win over the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town, meaning it is all to play for in the third Test next weekend.
31 July 2021

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi felt 'disrespected' by referee Nic Berry

Siya Kolisi echoed Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' criticism of Australian referee Nic Berry over his decisions in the opening Test.
31 July 2021

Kelly Brown Exclusive: Intelligent Itoje showing why he is world-class for the Lions

There might not have been a chorus of ‘Oh Maro Itoje’ ringing around Cape Town last weekend, but back at Saracens, they knew their British and Irish Lions stars would be on song in South Africa.
30 July 2021

The Lions on the brink, Rassie's videos and why Team GB have done us proud

TRU's Joe Harvey and Chris Heal look ahead to the second Test between the British and Irish Lions and South Africa + the lads discuss Team GB's efforts at the Tokyo Olympics.
30 July 2021