British & Irish Lions

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

Rassie Erasmus’ remarkable hour-long video puts Lions Test officials in the spotlight

The Springboks Director of Rugby has also offered to step away from the series in an extraordinary video, which is now under review by World Rugby.
29 July 2021

Lukhanyo Am warns Lions of physical battle in second Test

Lukhanyo Am is confident that the Springboks will be able to take the physical challenge to the British and Irish Lions in the second Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
29 July 2021

Lee Mears Column: "Being 1-0 up is huge but as we saw in 2009, the brutality will go up another level"

Lee Mears hopped on to TRU Talks to discuss the main talking points ahead of the second Test between the British & Irish Lions and South Africa.
29 July 2021

Coolness personified - Jack Conan seizing his Lions opportunity

The Ireland number eight produced a competent display in the first Test against South Africa and Warren Gatland has placed his trust in the Leinster forward once again.
28 July 2021

Rassie Erasmus dismisses claims of him using 'burner' Twitter account

Rassie Erasmus has hit back at accusations of him using a Twitter ‘burner account’ to share his controversial views on the first Test against the British and Irish Lions.
28 July 2021

‘They are going to be desperate’ – Warren Gatland and Chris Harris ahead of the second Test

Making three changes to his Lions squad for the second Test against the Springboks, Warren Gatland and Chris Harris spoke to the media.
27 July 2021

Jasper Wiese to start for South Africa in second Test against Lions

South Africa have made three changes for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions to be played in Cape Town.
27 July 2021

Lions make three changes for second Test against South Africa

Warren Gatland has made three changes to the starting line-up for the second Test against South Africa to be played in Cape Town on Saturday.
27 July 2021

Mako Vunipola dismisses 'reckless' claim from Rassie Erasmus

British and Irish Lions prop Mako Vunipola has rejected claims from South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus of 'reckless' play following the opening Test.
27 July 2021

Finn Russell returns to training confirms Steve Tandy

British and Irish Lions defence coach Steve Tandy confirmed that Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has returned to training following a recovery from an Achilles injury.
26 July 2021