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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

Jul 28th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,807 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
# William Hill
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# William Hill

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

Jul 28th 2021, 4:33 PM 5,197 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

Jul 28th 2021, 11:39 AM 2,133 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

Jul 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 14,794 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'
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# Selection

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

Jul 27th 2021, 3:19 PM 10,000 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
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# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

Jul 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 46,672 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

Jul 26th 2021, 10:09 PM 6,007 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
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# Social Media

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

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,721 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
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# Response

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

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,239 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
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# Dominant

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

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 5,899 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
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# Selection

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

Jul 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 12,701 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
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# Standouts

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

Jul 24th 2021, 9:15 PM 21,640 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 10,845 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
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# One Up

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

Jul 24th 2021, 7:02 PM 48,131 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
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# Change

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

Jul 24th 2021, 1:45 PM 16,759 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
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# First Test

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

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,494 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
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# Prolific

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:00 PM 12,413 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
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# Support

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 11:00 AM 8,499 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
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# Controversial

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 9,282 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'
# Bray Boy
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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 8,986 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
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# Test XV

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 12:05 PM 17,763 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
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# Wing Man

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

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,759 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 5,690 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
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# Selection

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

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:06 PM 24,245 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
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# 9

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

Jul 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 11,566 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
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# 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 12,215 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
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# Surprises

Conan set to start as Gatland brings Test team announcement forward

Jul 20th 2021, 9:32 PM 51,529 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
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# Mother City

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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:58 PM 3,308 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
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# Back Three

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

Jul 20th 2021, 3:40 PM 11,823 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
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# Style Of Play

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

Jul 20th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,520 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
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# Family Comes First

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

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 10,143 Views 5 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
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# Key Man

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

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,809 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
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# Tactician

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

Jul 19th 2021, 4:14 PM 4,025 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
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# First Test

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

Jul 19th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,622 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,371 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

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

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

Jul 17th 2021, 8:25 PM 16,259 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
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# Final Audition

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

Jul 17th 2021, 6:47 PM 28,488 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
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# Audition

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

Jul 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,164 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 3,998 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,425 Views 4 Comments

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