British & Irish Lions

Achilles injury rules Finn Russell out of next three British and Irish Lions' tour games

Scotland international Finn Russell will not be available for the next three tour games for the British and Irish Lions due to an Achilles tear.
12 July 2021

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi tests positive for Covid-19

South Africa have suffered another setback ahead of the series against the British and Irish Lions with skipper Siya Kolisi among the latest players to test positive for Covid-19.
11 July 2021

‘Overwhelmed’ Marcus Smith following his British & Irish Lions call-up

After finding out he had been called up to the British and Irish Lions, Marcus Smith spoke about his feelings having found out just moments after walking off the pitch, as Eddie Jones spoke about the fly-half.
10 July 2021

Second half dominance leads British and Irish Lions to 71-31 win over Sharks

British and Irish Lions ran a 11-try riot as they maintained their winning streak in the ongoing tour of South Africa with a 71-31 win over Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
10 July 2021

Marcus Smith called up to the Lions as England score 10 tries against Canada

England overcame Canada 70-14 at Twickenham, Joe Harvey watching on in West London as England scored 10 tries against Kingsley Jones’ still-evolving side.
10 July 2021

Lee Mears Column: The situation in South Africa may actually galvanise the Lions and the Springboks

In his opening column for Talking Rugby Union, former British and Irish Lion Lee Mears discusses the Covid disruption, why both teams might be ‘underdone’ ahead of the first Test and the key selection takeaways so far.
10 July 2021

Jamie George to lead Lions for second encounter against Sharks

Warren Gatland has named England international Jamie George as the captain for the upcoming tour game against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
9 July 2021

British and Irish Lions to face Sharks for second time after Bulls fixture postponed

The British and Irish Lions will lock horns with Cell C Sharks for the second time in four days following the fixture against Vodacom Bulls was postponed.
9 July 2021

Carrying on as planned – What's next for the Lions Tour

British & Irish Lions MD Ben Calveley spoke about the Covid-19 cases in the Lions camp and the decision to play the Sharks for a second time.
8 July 2021

British and Irish Lions ease past Sharks with 54-7 win amid Covid uncertainty

Duhan van der Merwe and Josh Adams scored hat-tricks as the British and Irish Lions maintained their winning streak with a 54-7 victory over the Sharks.
8 July 2021

South Africa's second Test against Georgia cancelled due to Covid

The second Test between South Africa and Georgia to be played in Johannesburg on Friday has been called-off due to Covid-19 cases in both the camps.
7 July 2021

Five members in British and Irish Lions camp in isolation after a positive Covid-19 case

Five members of the British and Irish Lions camp are placed under self isolation after a positive Covid-19 case in the management team.
7 July 2021

British and Irish Lions' tour game against Bulls postponed

British and Irish Lions' warm-up game against Vodacom Bulls scheduled to be played in Pretoria on Saturday has been postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak.
6 July 2021

Tom Curry: It's a huge occasion for South Africa so massive, massive understanding for them

Covid-19 outbreaks in the South Africa camp and the Bulls squad have left more questions marks over the viability of the British and Irish Lions tour.
6 July 2021

South Africa squad placed in isolation after another positive Covid case

South Africa Rugby has confirmed that the Springboks squad have suspended their training and are under isolation following a positive Covid-19 case.
6 July 2021

Tom Curry, Adam Beard and Josh Navidi to make British and Irish Lions debut for game against Sharks

Tom Curry will make his debut for the British and Irish Lions as the squad prepare for the tour game against the Sharks on Wednesday.
5 July 2021

Josh Adams scores four as British and Irish Lions start South Africa tour with 14-56 win over Sigma Lions

Josh Adams scored four tries as British and Irish Lions kick-started their South African tour with 14-56 win over Sigma Lions.
3 July 2021

Robbie Henshaw out of British and Irish Lions' game against Sharks due to hamstring injury

Robbie Henshaw will miss the British and Irish Lions' tour game against Sharks on Wednesday following a hamstring injury.
3 July 2021

Leadership on display ahead of opening Lions Tour match-up

Ahead of an encounter with the Lions, Warren Gatland has announced the British and Irish Lions squad who will be getting proceedings underway in South Africa.
1 July 2021

Stuart Hogg to lead British and Irish Lions against Sigma Lions

Warren Gatland has named Scotland's Stuart Hogg captain for the upcoming tour game against Emirates Lions to be played in Johannesburg on Saturday.
1 July 2021