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Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider
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Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider

13 minutes ago 164 Views 1 Comment

The back three looks set for changes after a tough night against the Springboks.

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half
# Dejection
From The42
# Dejection

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half

9 hours ago 11,680 Views 23 Comments

The Springboks were by far the better team after the break in Cape Town.

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test
# Brutal Battle
From The42
# Brutal Battle

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test

10 hours ago 16,875 Views 47 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men were dominant after the break to secure a deserved win.

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash
# Buccaneer
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# Buccaneer

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash

Sat 12:01 AM 4,567 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old was cheered on by a big crowd back home last weekend.

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
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# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

Fri 2:23 PM 37,055 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry
# Hitting Back
From The42
# Hitting Back

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry

Fri 10:15 AM 9,348 Views 12 Comments

The Aussie union’s CEO says public attacks like this can’t be tolerated.

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus
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# Top Man

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus

Fri 9:43 AM 5,535 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Biggar is on track to be fit for tomorrow’s second Test.

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
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# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Fri 6:15 AM 5,910 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.

'The refs have the hardest job in the game' - Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones
# Scrutiny
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# Scrutiny

'The refs have the hardest job in the game' - Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones

Thu 3:13 PM 5,371 Views 0 Comments

The Welshman opted against commenting on Rassie Erasmus’ remarkable video.

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

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

Wed 7:00 PM 6,758 Views 3 Comments

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

Conan the destroyer to make a big impact: Talking points ahead of the second Lions Test
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# William Hill

Conan the destroyer to make a big impact: Talking points ahead of the second Lions Test

Wed 4:33 PM 5,118 Views 0 Comments

The side meet in Cape Town once again on Saturday.

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

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

Wed 11:39 AM 2,088 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be sharing screens and talking scrums.

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

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

Tue 10:00 PM 14,728 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
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# Selection

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

Tue 3:19 PM 9,952 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
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# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

Tue 12:00 PM 46,570 Views 23 Comments

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

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test From The42

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test

Mon 10:09 PM 6,000 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
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# Social Media

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

Mon 3:00 PM 63,630 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
From The42
# Response

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

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,229 Views 1 Comment

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

'There is more to come from us' - Itoje backs Lions to improve for second Test
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

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

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 5,887 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
From The42
# Selection

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

Jul 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 12,680 Views 7 Comments

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

Lawes, Itoje, and Conan to the fore as Lions pull off comeback win
# Standouts
From The42
# Standouts

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

Jul 24th 2021, 9:15 PM 21,631 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
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# Next Job

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

Jul 24th 2021, 8:24 PM 10,831 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
From The42
# One Up

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

Jul 24th 2021, 7:02 PM 48,071 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
From The42
# Change

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

Jul 24th 2021, 1:45 PM 16,741 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
From The42
# First Test

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

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,472 Views 2 Comments

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

'I’ve got nothing to prove to them... I don’t have any sour grapes'
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:00 PM 12,384 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
From The42
# Support

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 11:00 AM 8,484 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
From The42
# Controversial

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 9,268 Views 8 Comments

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

'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'
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# 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 8,945 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
From The42
# Test XV

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 12:05 PM 17,737 Views 8 Comments

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

Adams loses out as Van der Merwe readies himself for 'verbals' from Boks
# Wing Man
From The42
# Wing Man

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

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,741 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
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# Skipper

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

Jul 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 5,678 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
From The42
# Selection

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

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:06 PM 24,215 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
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# 9

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

Jul 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 11,555 Views 10 Comments

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

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
# Global Game
From The42
# 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 12,190 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
From The42
# Surprises

Conan set to start as Gatland brings Test team announcement forward

Jul 20th 2021, 9:32 PM 51,458 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
From The42
# Mother City

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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:58 PM 3,299 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
From The42
# Back Three

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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:40 PM 11,800 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
From The42
# Style Of Play

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

Jul 20th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,502 Views 0 Comments

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

'Having our wives and partners here, the kids running around, it's great'
# Family Comes First
From The42
# Family Comes First

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

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 10,086 Views 4 Comments

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

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