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

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

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

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

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

‘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

‘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

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

Joe Harvey Column: I don’t envy Gatland

After the conclusion of the warm-up games, TRU’s Joe Harvey has a look at which Lions have stepped up to the plate and should be considered for the Test squad.
19 July 2021

Fighting talk from Warren Gatland and the Lions as Test preparations ramp up

Following his squad announcement for the Lions’ final warm-up game, Warren Gatland spoke about Rassie Erasmus and what he learnt from the South Africa ‘A’ encounter.
15 July 2021

South Africa A edge out British and Irish Lions with 17-13 win

South Africa A managed to hold of a second half fightback from the British and Irish Lions as they sealed a thrilling 17-13 win at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
15 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

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

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

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

Joe Harvey Column: Not quite roaring yet

Having been in Edinburgh for the British and Irish Lions’ pre-tour match against Japan at Murrayfield, Joe Harvey has offered his thoughts on how the Lions are faring so far and the loss of Alun Wyn Jones.
26 June 2021

The ‘quality players’ hoping to get the 2021 Lions off to a good start

After the announcement of his first British and Irish Lions squad for the summer, Warren Gatland discussed his group of players and the challenges that lie ahead.
22 June 2021