South Africa

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

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi tests positive for Covid-19

South Africa have suffered another setback ahead of the series against the British and Irish Lions with skipper Siya Kolisi among the latest players to test positive for Covid-19.
11 July 2021

Lee Mears Column: The situation in South Africa may actually galvanise the Lions and the Springboks

In his opening column for Talking Rugby Union, former British and Irish Lion Lee Mears discusses the Covid disruption, why both teams might be ‘underdone’ ahead of the first Test and the key selection takeaways so far.
10 July 2021

British and Irish Lions ease past Sharks with 54-7 win amid Covid uncertainty

Duhan van der Merwe and Josh Adams scored hat-tricks as the British and Irish Lions maintained their winning streak with a 54-7 victory over the Sharks.
8 July 2021

South Africa's second Test against Georgia cancelled due to Covid

The second Test between South Africa and Georgia to be played in Johannesburg on Friday has been called-off due to Covid-19 cases in both the camps.
7 July 2021

Tom Curry: It's a huge occasion for South Africa so massive, massive understanding for them

Covid-19 outbreaks in the South Africa camp and the Bulls squad have left more questions marks over the viability of the British and Irish Lions tour.
6 July 2021

South Africa squad placed in isolation after another positive Covid case

South Africa Rugby has confirmed that the Springboks squad have suspended their training and are under isolation following a positive Covid-19 case.
6 July 2021

Six-try South Africa beat Georgia 40-9 in Pretoria

South Africa have started their preparations for the British and Irish Lions with a 40-9 win over Georgia at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
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