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'I’ve got nothing to prove to them... I don’t have any sour grapes'
# Prolific
# Prolific

'I’ve got nothing to prove to them... I don’t have any sour grapes'

4 hours ago 6,365 Views 2 Comments

Duhan van der Merwe is excited to play against the Springboks’ Cheslin Kolbe.

Aki 'has been brilliant' in helping Henshaw prepare for first Lions Test start
# Support
# Support

Aki 'has been brilliant' in helping Henshaw prepare for first Lions Test start

15 hours ago 7,399 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre has overcome a hamstring injury to face the Springboks.

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO
# Controversial
# Controversial

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO

17 hours ago 8,826 Views 8 Comments

South African official Marius Jonker will be the television match official.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

Leinster assistant Hugh Hogan joins Scarlets as defence coach
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Leinster assistant Hugh Hogan joins Scarlets as defence coach

Thu 4:11 PM 6,841 Views 5 Comments

Hogan is the latest young Irish coach to head abroad.

'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'
# Bray Boy
# Bray Boy

'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'

Thu 2:59 PM 8,683 Views 12 Comments

Leinster and Ireland man Jack Conan starts for the Lions on Saturday.

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side
# Test XV
# Test XV

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side

Updated Thu 12:05 PM 17,455 Views 8 Comments

There is plenty of unknown about the tourists’ starting XV.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Adams loses out as Van der Merwe readies himself for 'verbals' from Boks
# Wing Man
# Wing Man

Adams loses out as Van der Merwe readies himself for 'verbals' from Boks

Wed 7:00 PM 9,626 Views 4 Comments

The Scotland wing starts in the number 11 shirt after Warren Gatland made a tough call.

'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ
# Skipper
# Skipper

'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ

Wed 3:30 PM 5,613 Views 1 Comment

The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.

Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV
# Selection
# Selection

Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV

Updated Wed 3:06 PM 23,998 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland has never been afraid to make bold selection calls.

Conor Murray has an important role to play off the Lions bench - Gatland
# 9
# 9

Conor Murray has an important role to play off the Lions bench - Gatland

Wed 1:42 PM 11,448 Views 10 Comments

Ali Price has been named to start at scrum-half against the Springboks.

Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
# Team News
# Team News

Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test

Wed 10:00 AM 34,388 Views 37 Comments

Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
# Global Game
# Global Game

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'

Tue 10:00 PM 12,095 Views 2 Comments

Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.

Conan set to start as Gatland brings Test team announcement forward
# Surprises
# Surprises

Conan set to start as Gatland brings Test team announcement forward

Tue 9:32 PM 51,367 Views 45 Comments

Conor Murray may have to settle for a place on the bench against the Springboks.

Confirmed: All three Lions Tests will take place at sea level in Cape Town
# Mother City
# Mother City

Confirmed: All three Lions Tests will take place at sea level in Cape Town

Tue 3:58 PM 3,264 Views 0 Comments

Johannesburg is at the centre of the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa.

Vegas trip with Furlong chief among Watson's fond Lions memories
# Back Three
# Back Three

Vegas trip with Furlong chief among Watson's fond Lions memories

Tue 3:40 PM 11,699 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old started all three Tests last time

The Lions know what's coming but it's another story stopping the Boks
# Style Of Play
# Style Of Play

The Lions know what's coming but it's another story stopping the Boks

Tue 6:15 AM 4,472 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland’s Wales came close to beating the South Africans at the 2019 World Cup.

Monday 19 July, 2021

'Having our wives and partners here, the kids running around, it's great'
# Family Comes First
# Family Comes First

'Having our wives and partners here, the kids running around, it's great'

Mon 10:00 PM 10,047 Views 4 Comments

The Lions are missing their loved ones but the Springboks have brought families into their bubble.

Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
# Key Man
# Key Man

Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23

Mon 8:00 PM 28,731 Views 5 Comments

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw were pre-tour favourites to start.

'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks
# Tactician
# Tactician

'We’ll be ready' - Return of influential Pollard a huge boost for the Boks

Mon 4:14 PM 3,993 Views 1 Comment

The 27-year-old out-half is out of Covid isolation ahead of the first Lions Test.

'It's big boy rugby, isn't it?' - DJ Furlong fired up for the Springboks
# First Test
# First Test

'It's big boy rugby, isn't it?' - DJ Furlong fired up for the Springboks

Mon 12:28 PM 11,570 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland tighthead prop is relishing the set-piece battle this weekend.

Williams on track to return from head injury for Lions' first Test
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Williams on track to return from head injury for Lions' first Test

Mon 11:13 AM 3,514 Views 1 Comment

The Irish contingent are all fit and available to face the Springboks.

Sunday 18 July, 2021

Springboks' first Test XV is almost as uncertain as Gatland's Lions team
# Concerns
# Concerns

Springboks' first Test XV is almost as uncertain as Gatland's Lions team

Sun 7:23 PM 7,894 Views 2 Comments

The Boks’ Covid-19 outbreak means some players haven’t been able to play or train.

Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23
# Debate
# Debate

Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23

Sun 7:30 AM 14,346 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

Saturday 17 July, 2021

Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9
# Skipper
# Skipper

Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9

Jul 17th 2021, 8:25 PM 16,230 Views 13 Comments

The 35-year-old made his return from a shoulder injury in the win over the Stormers.

Conan among the tries as Lions finish Test build-up with win over Stormers
# Final Audition
# Final Audition

Conan among the tries as Lions finish Test build-up with win over Stormers

Jul 17th 2021, 6:47 PM 28,414 Views 21 Comments

Tadhg Beirne also impressed as the tourists racked up a 49-3 victory.

De Allende impresses but South Africa A lose to Jake White's Bulls

De Allende impresses but South Africa A lose to Jake White's Bulls

Jul 17th 2021, 1:58 PM 9,928 Views 0 Comments

The Bulls were 14-0 down at half-time but produced a huge second 40.

Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers
# Audition
# Audition

Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers

Jul 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,154 Views 1 Comment

South Africa A face the Bulls this afternoon with the first Lions Test now just a week away.

Friday 16 July, 2021

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 3,985 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.

Erasmus flags two Farrell tackles in response to Gatland's 'reckless' claim
# Spicy
# Spicy

Erasmus flags two Farrell tackles in response to Gatland's 'reckless' claim

Jul 16th 2021, 1:54 PM 15,012 Views 11 Comments

The Lions and Springboks bosses are adding to the sense of the Test series heating up.

Thursday 15 July, 2021

'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'
# Lions Lock
# Lions Lock

'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'

Jul 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,405 Views 4 Comments

Wales lock Adam Beard has impressed since getting a late call-up to the Lions tour.

Henshaw, Hogg, and Alun Wyn Jones out to prove points for the Lions
# Returns
# Returns

Henshaw, Hogg, and Alun Wyn Jones out to prove points for the Lions

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 5,136 Views 5 Comments

The trio return from injury and isolation against the Stormers on Saturday.

Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
# Hand Up
# Hand Up

Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition

Jul 15th 2021, 3:08 PM 5,813 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland says up to 70% of his Test side remains undecided.

'It looked reckless' - Lions boss Gatland questions De Klerk's tackle
# High Tackle
# High Tackle

'It looked reckless' - Lions boss Gatland questions De Klerk's tackle

Jul 15th 2021, 12:35 PM 8,879 Views 5 Comments

The Lions boss felt there was head contact in the hit.

Henshaw returns for the Lions as Gatland includes Alun Wyn Jones on bench
# Team News
# Team News

Henshaw returns for the Lions as Gatland includes Alun Wyn Jones on bench

Jul 15th 2021, 11:20 AM 22,939 Views 13 Comments

Stuart Hogg captains the team from 15, while Marcus Smith starts against the Stormers.

'It's not an issue for me, I'm a player who wants to win the Test series'
# Leader
# Leader

'It's not an issue for me, I'm a player who wants to win the Test series'

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,824 Views 4 Comments

Warren Gatland must decide whether Alun Wyn Jones is ready to start the first Test.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Gatland: 'We can go into the Test series with a lot of confidence'
# Gats
# Gats

Gatland: 'We can go into the Test series with a lot of confidence'

Jul 14th 2021, 10:28 PM 7,605 Views 2 Comments

The Lions head coach was pleased with his team’s display despite defeat to South Africa A.

Lions suffer first loss as Erasmus' South Africa serve reminder of their class
# Test
# Test

Lions suffer first loss as Erasmus' South Africa serve reminder of their class

Jul 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 46,578 Views 23 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men were second best in an enthralling encounter in Cape Town.

Lions confirm that Ireland's Rónan Kelleher will join the squad tomorrow
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Lions confirm that Ireland's Rónan Kelleher will join the squad tomorrow

Jul 14th 2021, 6:48 PM 7,973 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old is linking up with Warren Gatland’s tourists.

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,311 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones will re-join the Lions tomorrow
# Recovery
# Recovery

Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones will re-join the Lions tomorrow

Jul 14th 2021, 1:29 PM 10,233 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old dislocated his shoulder just 18 days ago against Japan.

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