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# springboks - Yesterday’s News

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

9 hours ago 13,237 Views 17 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

10 hours ago 7,777 Views 18 Comments

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

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test
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As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test

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

16 hours ago 15,955 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 20 hours ago 17,548 Views 2 Comments

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

# springboks - 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 11,889 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 8,340 Views 3 Comments

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

# springboks - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour
# Springboks
# Springboks

'It's an absolute miracle we've got to this point' - a South African take on the Lions tour

Updated Thu 10:48 PM 13,772 Views 1 Comment

Pretoria-based journalist Brenden Nel speaks to Gavan Casey and Ciaran Kennedy ahead of Saturday’s first Test on the latest episode of The Punt.

'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 8,844 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 17,668 Views 8 Comments

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

'We're expected to lift the intensity and physicality' – Elstadt aiming to make impact off Boks bench
# Packing A Punch
# Packing A Punch

'We're expected to lift the intensity and physicality' – Elstadt aiming to make impact off Boks bench

Thu 7:30 AM 4,404 Views 2 Comments

The versatile Toulouse forward has been named among the replacements for the opening Test against the Lions.

# springboks - 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 9,718 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 5,649 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 24,138 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 11,514 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 34,507 Views 37 Comments

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

Familiarity breeds confidence for De Allende as part of powerful Springboks backline
# Same Old Faces
# Same Old Faces

Familiarity breeds confidence for De Allende as part of powerful Springboks backline

Wed 7:45 AM 5,258 Views 4 Comments

South Africa’s starting backline from the 2019 World Cup final will line out again for the first Test against the Lions.

# springboks - 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 12,140 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 51,397 Views 45 Comments

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

Nienaber explains why Springboks have ditched famed 6/2 bench split for first Lions Test
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

Nienaber explains why Springboks have ditched famed 6/2 bench split for first Lions Test

Tue 4:33 PM 8,842 Views 5 Comments

South Africa named their team for Saturday’s opening Test earlier today.

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 3,282 Views 0 Comments

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

Kolisi back as captain as Springboks name team for opening Test of Lions series
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Kolisi back as captain as Springboks name team for opening Test of Lions series

Tue 1:06 PM 10,531 Views 8 Comments

South Africa have named the same backline that started the 2019 World Cup final.

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 4,480 Views 0 Comments

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

# springboks - 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 10,063 Views 4 Comments

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

'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 4,004 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 11,587 Views 4 Comments

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

# springboks - 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 14,350 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

# springboks - 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 16,235 Views 13 Comments

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

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 9,932 Views 0 Comments

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

# springboks - Thursday 15 July, 2021

'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 8,883 Views 5 Comments

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

# springboks - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?
# Progress
# Progress

How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?

Jul 13th 2021, 5:44 PM 20,694 Views 17 Comments

There are two more games before Warren Gatland picks his team to face the Springboks.

'We're not where we were compared to 2019' - Coach's concern for Springboks
# Disruption
# Disruption

'We're not where we were compared to 2019' - Coach's concern for Springboks

Jul 13th 2021, 3:37 PM 3,250 Views 0 Comments

Mzwandile Stick also spoke of the squad’s desire to offer the people of South Africa hope amid ongoing rioting in the country.

# springboks - Monday 12 July, 2021

'It's like a fourth Test' - Lions tour to hit new heights in big clash with Boks
# Full On
# Full On

'It's like a fourth Test' - Lions tour to hit new heights in big clash with Boks

Jul 12th 2021, 2:43 PM 7,502 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland said he was delighted to see such a strong South Africa A team named.

# springboks - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training

Jul 11th 2021, 9:28 AM 6,151 Views 3 Comments

The World Cup winners have “a large group” of players back on the pitch today.

Lions tour moves to Cape Town as Springboks struggle with Covid outbreak
# Travel Day
# Travel Day

Lions tour moves to Cape Town as Springboks struggle with Covid outbreak

Jul 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,547 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men will leave five of their party behind in Johannesburg.

# springboks - Friday 9 July, 2021

Lions could play Stormers on Wednesday with uncertainty over Boks camp
# Schedule
# Schedule

Lions could play Stormers on Wednesday with uncertainty over Boks camp

Jul 9th 2021, 7:28 PM 5,891 Views 3 Comments

Robbie Henshaw is close to a return from his hamstring strain.

# springboks - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Boks' clash with Georgia cancelled due to 16 Covid cases across both camps
# Off
# Off

Boks' clash with Georgia cancelled due to 16 Covid cases across both camps

Jul 7th 2021, 1:02 PM 2,182 Views 2 Comments

SA Rugby will plough on towards the Test series despite a third wave of the virus in South Africa.

# springboks - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Henshaw back running as Lions wait for clarity amid Covid uncertainty
# Cases
# Cases

Henshaw back running as Lions wait for clarity amid Covid uncertainty

Jul 6th 2021, 2:47 PM 3,603 Views 1 Comment

The Springboks and Bulls have both reported positive Covid-19 cases.

# springboks - Monday 5 July, 2021

Covid continues to loom large in South Africa as Lions Tests come into view
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Covid continues to loom large in South Africa as Lions Tests come into view

Jul 5th 2021, 10:20 PM 6,432 Views 3 Comments

The tourists are being tested three times a week and sticking to strict protocols.

# springboks - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Setback for the Springboks as Munster's Snyman goes for skin graft
# Burns
# Burns

Setback for the Springboks as Munster's Snyman goes for skin graft

Jul 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 20,732 Views 4 Comments

The powerful second row is in danger of missing the Lions series.

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