South Africa

The 'aura' of Test week has arrived as Warren Gatland reveals team to Lions

The Test week 'aura' is engulfing the Lions camp as Gatland tells his players who has been selected for the opening game v South Africa.
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

Gregor Townsend admitted nothing has been decided in terms of selection for the Tests v 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

Alun Wyn Jones named on bench for Lions game against Stormers as Marcus Smith handed debut

Alun Wyn Jones has been named on the bench for the British and Irish Lions' tour game against Stormers.
15 July 2021

Rassie Erasmus hopes for second game between Lions and South Africa 'A'

Rassie Erasmus believes a second game between South Africa A and British and Irish Lions would be ideal considering the current Covid situation in the country.
15 July 2021

Warren Gatland says Lions players are 'pretty bullish and confident' despite defeat against South Africa A

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says the players are still confident despite a 17-13 defeat to South Africa A.
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

The Lions game being played amidst a backdrop of unrest

TRU’s Joe Harvey has had a look at how Warren Gatland’s team are faring so far and why tonight’s game v South Africa 'A' could be the most important on the journey to the Test series.
14 July 2021

Warren Gatland turns down idea of Lions facing South Africa 'A' twice

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has played down the idea of facing South Africa 'A' side for the second time in the week.
13 July 2021

Alun Wyn Jones could return to British and Irish Lions ahead of Test series against South Africa

Alun Wyn Jones could make a remarkable comeback for the British and Irish Lions' Test series as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
13 July 2021

Lukhanyo Am to lead South Africa A against Lions

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has named the matchday squad for the upcoming fixture against the British and Irish Lions to be played at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
13 July 2021

Conor Murray to lead British and Irish Lions against South Africa A

Conor Murray will be captaining the British and Irish Lions for the upcoming tour game against South Africa A to be played at Cape Town Stadium.
12 July 2021

Recurring shoulder injury forces Bulls winger Travis Ismaiel into retirement

South Africa international Travis Ismaiel has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
12 July 2021