British & Irish Lions

‘It was always going to be a bounce of the ball’ – Reflective Gatland following series defeat

Following the Lions’ series defeat, Head Coach Warren Gatland reflected on the third Test and what is in store for him next.
8 August 2021

More preparation will strengthen Lions in future tours - Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland believes British and Irish Lions can achieve greater heights with more preparation time in future tours.
8 August 2021

Alun Wyn Jones 'disappointed' after Lions' series defeat to South Africa

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'.
8 August 2021

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber hails Morne Steyn's achievement

Jacques Nienaber lavished praises on Morne Steyn following his penalty kick that guided the Springboks to a 2-1 series win.
8 August 2021

Springboks break Lions hearts with 19-16 win to secure Test series win

Morne Steyn’s late penalties meant that the Springboks have bettered the British and Irish Lions in the Test series, beating the tourists 19-16 in Cape Town Stadium.
7 August 2021

South Africa won't change game plan - Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi is confident of his side's tactics as they take on the British and Irish Lions in the third and deciding game to be played at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
7 August 2021

Exclusive: Nick Easter on the Springboks and Gatland’s Lions

Ahead of the third Test in South Africa, Newcastle Falcons defence coach, Nick Easter, spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his time in South Africa, Rassie Erasmus and what he feels the Lions must do in order to win the Test series.
6 August 2021

Recent history brings confidence to British and Irish Lions ahead of series finale

With tours in 2013 and 2017 going to the wire, will it be another positive outcome for Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions?
5 August 2021

Absence of Pieter-Steph du Toit and Faf de Klerk will hurt South Africa - Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland believes the absence of Faf de Klerk and Pieter-Steph du Toit will hurt the Springboks in the third and deciding Test.
5 August 2021

Lee Mears Column: Losing a series hurts - I so want the Lions to be victorious

In his latest British and Irish Lions column, Lee Mears dissects the selections for the third Test and sums up his takeaways from the tour.
5 August 2021

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.
4 August 2021

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

South Africa have made two forced changes for the third and final Test against the British and Irish Lions to be played in Cape Town.
4 August 2021

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

Jacques Nienaber believes the World Cup triumph in 2019 will give the Springboks an advantage heading into the third Test.
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

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