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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.