South Africa

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

The British and Irish Lions team management have slammed World Rugby for their decision to appoint South African Marius Jonker as the Television Match Official for the opening Test against the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday.
23 July 2021

SANZAAR to review Rugby Championship schedule after trans-Tasman travel suspension

SANZAAR announced that they will be reviewing the Rugby Championship schedule after New Zealand government's decision to suspend travel between New Zealand and Australia.
23 July 2021

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

In our final Lions interview in TRU's mini-series, Joe Harvey spoke to World Cup winner Francios Louw about the Springboks’ preparations, players who have stood out 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’

In the second of our mini-series of Lions interviews, Matt Dawson chats to TRU about the successful tour to South Africa in 1997 and discusses what it is like to be selected for the first Test against the world champions.
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 and captain Alun Wyn Jones ahead of the first Test.
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 British and Irish Lions matchday squad for the first Test against South Africa 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 British and Irish Lions players

The Test week 'aura' is engulfing the Lions camp as Warren Gatland tells his players who has been selected for the opening clash against the Springboks whilst South Africa include captain Siya Kolisi in their starting XV.
20 July 2021

England to face Tonga, Australia and South Africa in autumn series

The Rugby Football Union has announced the fixtures for England's autumn campaign that kicks-off on 6th November.
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

South Africa will be ready to take on Lions - Handre Pollard

South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard is confident of his side's chances in the upcoming Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
19 July 2021

Siya Kolisi racing against time to be available for first Test against Lions

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is a doubtful starter for the first Test against British and Irish Lions as he continues to recover from Covid-19.
19 July 2021

Bulls edge out South Africa 'A' with 17-14 margin

Chris Smith scored a decisive 76th minute penalty goal as Bulls edged out South Africa A side with a 17-14 margin at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
18 July 2021

Alun Wyn Jones makes successful comeback as Lions beat Stormers 49-3

British and Irish Lions have rounded off their preparations for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa with a 49-3 victory over Stormers in the tour game at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
18 July 2021

Gregor Townsend: Stormers game huge for Lions selection

British and Irish Lions attack coach Gregor Townsend admitted nothing has been decided in terms of selection ahead of the upcoming Test series against South Africa + Rassie Erasmus continues the war of words between the teams.
16 July 2021

Scott Quinnell Interview: Being a British and Irish Lions fan, selection headaches and Test match memories

TRU will be bringing you some exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in Lions history. We begin with Scott Quinnell.
16 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