British & Irish Lions

Eddie Jones: “There is a lot going on for fans to get excited about”

As England’s preparations for their tests against Scotland A, the USA and Canada, Eddie Jones offered his thoughts on a summer of sports that the residents of Great Britain should be getting excited about in the coming weeks.
12 June 2021

South Africa Rugby boss Jurie Roux confident Covid outbreak in Emirates Lions camp won't affect Lions series

South Africa chief executive Jurie Roux is confident that the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the Emirates Lions camp will not affect the upcoming series against British and Irish Lions.
12 June 2021

Josh Beaumont Column: We want to create a new legacy at Sale

In his latest column for TRU, the Sale forward discusses the importance of the club’s current run of form, targeting a new piece of history, the Sharks’ Springboks and the Premiership play-offs.
10 June 2021

British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2021: Who will win the big Rugby contest?

The British & Irish Lions will contest a 3 Test match series against South Africa, the reigning World Champions.
9 June 2021

South Africa name 46-man squad for series against British and Irish Lions

Frans Steyn and Morne Steyn are in line to face British and Irish Lions for the second time next month as South Africa have named a 46-member squad for the highly anticipated three-match series.
6 June 2021

England prop Kyle Sinckler replace Andrew Porter in British and Irish Lions squad

Warren Gatland has made a change to the squad for the upcoming series against South Africa with England prop Kyle Sinckler replacing Ireland's Andrew Porter.
6 June 2021

Ireland coach Andy Farrell set to join Lions backroom staff for South Africa tour

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is reported to join the coaching panel of British and Irish Lions for their upcoming tour of South Africa.
4 June 2021

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus expecting surprises from Lions

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is expecting surprise moves from his counterpart Warren Gatland when the two teams compete in a three-game Test series in July.
30 May 2021

British and Irish Lions squad members get vaccine ahead of South Africa tour

The majority of British and Irish Lions squad members have been vaccinated ahead of their upcoming tour of South Africa.
26 May 2021

Japan name 36-man squad to face British and Irish Lions

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named a 36-man squad for the upcoming fixture against the British and Irish Lions to be played at Murrayfield Stadium.
24 May 2021

Cheslin Kolbe Interview: I have so much respect for everyone at Toulouse for what they have done for me

The World Cup winner talks about his time with Toulouse, the possibility of representing the Springboks against the Lions and starting a new dynasty with one of Europe’s most decorated clubs.
22 May 2021

Murrayfield to welcome 16,500 spectators for British and Irish Lions' game against Japan

The British and Irish Lions' warm-up game against Japan to be played at Murrayfield Stadium on 26th June is set to see a return of 16,500 spectators.
20 May 2021

Without Lions fans it feels like 'we’ve had the carpet pulled from under us'

The absence of overseas fans during the British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa is a significant setback, but as a travel destination, the country doesn’t want to be forgotten about.
19 May 2021

Canterbury launches the British & Irish Lions official kit collection

Specialist rugby brand Canterbury has today revealed the full collection of kit for the British & Irish Lions which the team will take with them on the tour to South Africa.
11 May 2021

South Africa to face Georgia ahead of series against British and Irish Lions

World Champions South Africa will be taking on Georgia in a two-match Test series in July ahead of their series against the British and Irish Lions.
11 May 2021

The ‘siege mentality’ and support from afar that will guide the Lions

There were plenty of surprises in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions 37-man squad, but selecting Alun Wyn Jones as his captain was far less of a revelation and one which could galvanise the tourists in South Africa.
8 May 2021

"Durability” was a prime factor in leaving Johnny Sexton out - Warren Gatland

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has stated that Johnny Sexton’s “durability” was a key factor in leaving him out of the 37-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
7 May 2021

Red letter day: How determined Chris Harris turned things around to roar like a Lion

The centre's inclusion in the British and Irish Lions squad is just reward for his improvements in a Scotland jersey.
7 May 2021

British & Irish Lions Squad Announcement Reaction: TRU have their say

Now the dust is slowly starting to settle on the 37-man squad which Warren Gatland has selected for the British and Irish Lions tour, Joe Harvey and Chris Heal dissected the key decisions on Instagram Live.
7 May 2021

Bold selection from Gatland highlights bruising challenge which awaits British and Irish Lions

Memories of a brutal series in 2009 against South Africa is an underlying theme in the 37-man squad named by Warren Gatland on Thursday + Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones on why he won't be the only leader against the world champions.
6 May 2021