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# lions - Yesterday’s News

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test

5 hours ago 4,291 Views 0 Comments

The South Africans have reverted to a 6/2 bench as the Lions reshuffle their XV.

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event
# Unmute
# Unmute

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event

13 hours ago 1,764 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be sharing screens and talking scrums.

# lions - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row
# Combination
# Combination

Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row

Tue 10:00 PM 13,950 Views 7 Comments

Warren Gatland was impressed with the Ireland number eight last weekend.

Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'
# Selection
# Selection

Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'

Tue 3:19 PM 9,746 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach has also brought Chris Harris into his midfield.

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

Tue 12:00 PM 45,982 Views 23 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

# lions - Monday 26 July, 2021

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test

Mon 10:09 PM 5,975 Views 2 Comments

Both camps will have weighed up changes to their starting XVs.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Mon 3:00 PM 63,477 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

The Boks must produce backlash after getting taste of their own medicine
# Response
# Response

The Boks must produce backlash after getting taste of their own medicine

Mon 6:00 AM 7,198 Views 1 Comment

The Lions inflicted serious damage on the hosts at the maul and through their kicking game.

# lions - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'There is more to come from us' - Itoje backs Lions to improve for second Test
# Dominant
# Dominant

'There is more to come from us' - Itoje backs Lions to improve for second Test

Sun 10:00 PM 5,864 Views 1 Comment

The second row was superb in the tourists’ win over the Boks last night.

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two
# Selection
# Selection

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

Sun 12:11 PM 12,665 Views 7 Comments

The hosts struggled up front in the first Test last night.

# lions - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win
# Standouts
# Standouts

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win

Sat 9:15 PM 21,602 Views 19 Comments

The England lock was named player of the match.

'Next week is going to be even bigger and tougher' - Gatland
# Next Job
# Next Job

'Next week is going to be even bigger and tougher' - Gatland

Sat 8:24 PM 10,819 Views 20 Comments

The Lions can wrap up a series success in the second Test against the Boks.

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory
# One Up
# One Up

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory

Sat 7:02 PM 48,022 Views 55 Comments

The Boks led 12-3 at the break but the tourists were outstanding in the second half.

Blow for the Lions as Wyn Jones ruled out of first Test with injury
# Change
# Change

Blow for the Lions as Wyn Jones ruled out of first Test with injury

Sat 1:45 PM 16,733 Views 2 Comments

Rory Sutherland will start in the number one shirt instead.

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 18,457 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

# lions - Friday 23 July, 2021

'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'

Fri 10:00 PM 12,376 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

Fri 11:00 AM 8,472 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

Fri 8:47 AM 9,264 Views 8 Comments

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

# lions - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'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'

Jul 22nd 2021, 2:59 PM 8,935 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 Jul 22nd 2021, 12:05 PM 17,731 Views 8 Comments

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

# lions - 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

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,739 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

Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 5,676 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 Jul 21st 2021, 3:06 PM 24,204 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

Jul 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 11,551 Views 10 Comments

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

# lions - 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'

Jul 20th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,181 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

Jul 20th 2021, 9:32 PM 51,444 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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:58 PM 3,295 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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:40 PM 11,797 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

Jul 20th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,500 Views 0 Comments

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

# lions - 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'

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 10,082 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

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,765 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

Jul 19th 2021, 4:14 PM 4,010 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

Jul 19th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,606 Views 4 Comments

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

# lions - Sunday 18 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,356 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

# lions - 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 16,246 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 28,435 Views 21 Comments

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

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 5,157 Views 1 Comment

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

# lions - 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 3,990 Views 0 Comments

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

# lions - 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 8,413 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 5,140 Views 5 Comments

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

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