British & Irish Lions

Maro Itoje expecting strong fightback from South Africa

Maro Itoje is expecting a strong backlash from South Africa when the two teams meet each other in the second Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
26 July 2021

Alun Wyn Jones urges British and Irish Lions to focus on series win

Alun Wyn Jones has urged his side to focus on the final two Tests against the Springboks following the victory in the opening Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
25 July 2021

Faf de Klerk issues warning to British and Irish Lions after defeat in first Test

South Africa international Faf de Klerk vowed that the Springboks will make a strong comeback in the ongoing Test series against the British and Irish Lions following their 17-22 defeat in the opening game in Cape Town last weekend.
25 July 2021

Jacques Nienaber has no complaints over TMO decision to rule out Willie Le Roux try

Jacques Nienaber said he has no complaints over TMO Marius Jonker's decision to rule out Willie le Roux's try during the first Test.
25 July 2021

‘We are just getting stronger and stronger’ – Gatland’s views following Lions victory

After the British and Irish Lions’ 22-17 victory over the Springboks, Warren Gatland spoke about the aspects of the win that pleased him.
24 July 2021

Lions ride early storm to beat the Springboks 22-17 in Cape Town

In a game of two halves, the British and Irish Lions overcame a 12-3 half-time deficit to beat the Springboks 17-22 in Cape Town.
24 July 2021

Bryan Habana backs Marius Jonker after Lions question decision to appoint him as TMO

Bryan Habana has come in support of Marius Jonker after his appointment as the TMO for the opening Lions Test.
24 July 2021

Will we see the ‘true Elliot Daly’ during this British and Irish Lions series?

The England star has already ticked off a number of milestones in his career but those who have witnessed his journey to the top feel his selection at 13 can reignite his talents.
24 July 2021

British & Irish Lions slam appointment of South African Marius Jonker as TMO for first Test

The Lions have slammed World Rugby for their decision to appoint South African Marius Jonker as the TMO.
23 July 2021

Francois Louw Exclusive: South Africa’s World Cup winner on this current crop of Springboks

Joe Harvey spoke to Francios Louw about the Springboks’ preparations, players who have shone and a tour of South Africa like no other.
22 July 2021

Matt Dawson Exclusive: You are thinking ‘this is the biggest game of my life’

Matt Dawson chats to TRU about the tour to South Africa in 1997 and discusses what it is like to be selected for a first Test.
22 July 2021

Maro Itoje inspired by Alun Wyn Jones' recovery

British and Irish Lions and England lock Maro Itoje lauded Alun Wyn Jones for his recovery techniques following a dislocated shoulder.
22 July 2021

Warren Gatland unhappy over leaked team news

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland expressed his unhappiness over the leaked team news for the first Test against South Africa.
22 July 2021

Gatland’s Lions looking to be ‘on the money’ in first Springboks Test

Warren Gatland has named an intriguing matchday 23 to take on the world champions on Saturday and Joe Harvey heard from the British and Irish Lions boss.
21 July 2021

Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions in Test opener against South Africa

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones will be captaining the British and Irish Lions for the opening game of the three-match series against South Africa.
21 July 2021

Owen Farrell among reserves, Josh Adams left out in 'reported' Lions team to face South Africa

The Lions' matchday squad for the first Test has been reported to have been leaked with Alun Wyn Jones set to captain the side.
21 July 2021

Siya Kolisi starts for South Africa in series opener against Lions

South Africa skipper Siya Kolisi will be leading the Springboks in the opening Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday after a successful recovery from Covid-19.
20 July 2021

Cape Town to host all three Tests between South Africa and Lions

The final two Test matches between South Africa and British and Irish Lions has been shifted to Cape Town to reduce the risk of Covid exposure.
20 July 2021

The 'aura' of Test week has arrived as Warren Gatland reveals team to Lions

The Test week 'aura' is engulfing the Lions camp as Gatland tells his players who has been selected for the opening game v South Africa.
20 July 2021

Dan Biggar warns Lions of physical challenge from South Africa

Dan Biggar has urged the British and Irish Lions to be prepared for the physical challenge from South Africa.
20 July 2021