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

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

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 5,146 Views 5 Comments

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

All hail The Waterboy's 'Boks
# Tamed Lions
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# Tamed Lions

All hail The Waterboy's 'Boks

Jul 15th 2021, 5:44 PM 2,342 Views 0 Comments

The Lions’ first defeat, the URC’s link-up with Jay Z’s management company and much, much more on this week’s ‘Rugby Weekly’ with Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and Bernard Jackman.

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

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

Jul 15th 2021, 12:35 PM 9,166 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
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# Team News

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

Jul 15th 2021, 11:20 AM 22,978 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
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# 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 10,836 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2021, 10:28 PM 7,621 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
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# Test

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

Jul 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 46,602 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
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# CONFIRMED

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

Jul 14th 2021, 6:48 PM 8,000 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
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# Laws

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

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,336 Views 0 Comments

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

This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town
# Showdown
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# Showdown

This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town

Jul 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 26,183 Views 8 Comments

Conor Murray leads the Lions for their biggest challenge yet.

'The schedule is the schedule' - Lions won't accommodate Rassie's wish
# No Go
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# No Go

'The schedule is the schedule' - Lions won't accommodate Rassie's wish

Jul 13th 2021, 2:59 PM 5,910 Views 1 Comment

Warren Gatland’s men are due to face the Stormers this weekend.

'It's appalling... It’s sad we even have to have this conversation in 2021'
# Racism
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# Racism

'It's appalling... It’s sad we even have to have this conversation in 2021'

Jul 12th 2021, 4:46 PM 12,674 Views 8 Comments

Lions lock Maro Itoje called for action over the racist abuse aimed at English footballers.

Alun Wyn Jones set for stunning Lions return after 'remarkable recovery'
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Alun Wyn Jones set for stunning Lions return after 'remarkable recovery'

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 42,716 Views 13 Comments

The 35-year-old is back in full training with Wales.

'It's like a fourth Test' - Lions tour to hit new heights in big clash with Boks
# Full On
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# 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 7,513 Views 0 Comments

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

Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A
# Team News
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# Team News

Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A

Jul 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,172 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man will lead the team for the first time in Cape Town.

Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions
# Contender
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# Contender

Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,271 Views 2 Comments

The Munster and Ireland man is pushing for a Test start at blindside flanker.

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa
# Addition
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# Addition

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 11:42 AM 60,857 Views 19 Comments

The 23-year-old hooker is in line to link up with the tourists.

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

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

Jul 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,557 Views 5 Comments

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

'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan
# Eight
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# Eight

'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan

Jul 10th 2021, 8:47 PM 10,554 Views 9 Comments

The tourists move on to Cape Town tomorrow but don’t know who they will play on Wednesday.

Beirne bags brace as Lions rack up 71 points after earlier Sharks scare
# Rampant
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# Rampant

Beirne bags brace as Lions rack up 71 points after earlier Sharks scare

Jul 10th 2021, 7:51 PM 26,072 Views 7 Comments

Jaden Hendrikse’s red card allowed Warren Gatland’s men to storm home.

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
# Backing Up
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# Backing Up

Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted

Jul 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 5,006 Views 3 Comments

Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.

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

Lions could play Stormers on Wednesday with uncertainty over Boks camp

Jul 9th 2021, 7:28 PM 5,899 Views 3 Comments

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

Conan, Furlong and Beirne start in much-changed Lions XV against Sharks
# Game On
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# Game On

Conan, Furlong and Beirne start in much-changed Lions XV against Sharks

Jul 9th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,861 Views 6 Comments

The game will go ahead after the Lions squad returned negative PCR test results.

'I'd be shocked if players aren't starting to question how smart it is to stay'
# Concerns
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# Concerns

'I'd be shocked if players aren't starting to question how smart it is to stay'

Jul 9th 2021, 10:20 AM 14,313 Views 9 Comments

It has been a chaotic week for the Lions in South Africa.

Lions player who was positive for Covid yesterday returns negative result today
# Boost
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# Boost

Lions player who was positive for Covid yesterday returns negative result today

Jul 8th 2021, 4:37 PM 9,169 Views 8 Comments

The tourists’ MD confirmed that some members of the set-up had opted against vaccination.

Lions to play the Sharks for second time on Saturday in Pretoria
# Rematch
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# Rematch

Lions to play the Sharks for second time on Saturday in Pretoria

Jul 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 7,601 Views 6 Comments

The tourists have more PCR testing today and tomorrow.

Henderson proud of Lions after strangest of days on tour in South Africa
# Captain
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# Captain

Henderson proud of Lions after strangest of days on tour in South Africa

Jul 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 7,664 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland lock led Warren Gatland’s side to their big win over the Sharks.

'I honestly believe that we will see a Test series' - Lions boss Gatland
# Uncertainty
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# Uncertainty

'I honestly believe that we will see a Test series' - Lions boss Gatland

Jul 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 5,096 Views 7 Comments

The Lions boss was proud of his players after a very challenging day.

Gatland's Lions put Covid upheaval aside to run eight tries past Sharks
# Too Good
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# Too Good

Gatland's Lions put Covid upheaval aside to run eight tries past Sharks

Jul 7th 2021, 8:50 PM 13,541 Views 1 Comment

Josh Adams was outstanding again as he and Duhan van der Merwe grabbed hat-tricks.

'Yes, there are people in the Lions bubble that haven’t been double-jabbed'
# Disarray
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# Disarray

'Yes, there are people in the Lions bubble that haven’t been double-jabbed'

Jul 7th 2021, 6:52 PM 11,008 Views 8 Comments

Lions MD Ben Calveley defended the decision to proceed with this evening’s game against the Sharks.

Lions confirm another Covid case as much-changed 23 named for Sharks game
# Third Wave
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# Third Wave

Lions confirm another Covid case as much-changed 23 named for Sharks game

Jul 7th 2021, 6:21 PM 10,367 Views 4 Comments

A player has tested positive, while the Lions have identified 12 close contacts.

Lions confirm positive Covid-19 case leaving tonight's Sharks game in doubt
# Pandemic
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# Pandemic

Lions confirm positive Covid-19 case leaving tonight's Sharks game in doubt

Jul 7th 2021, 1:27 PM 26,328 Views 22 Comments

Two players and two other members of staff have been identified as close contacts.

Lions look to sink teeth into Sharks after a day of Covid chaos in SA
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Lions look to sink teeth into Sharks after a day of Covid chaos in SA

Jul 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,793 Views 1 Comment

Warren Gatland is sending out an exciting team this evening.

Lions' clash with Bulls postponed as Boks and Georgia confirm new Covid cases
# Virus
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# Virus

Lions' clash with Bulls postponed as Boks and Georgia confirm new Covid cases

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 6:01 PM 28,521 Views 18 Comments

Boks head coach Jacques Nienaber and four more players have tested positive.

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

Henshaw back running as Lions wait for clarity amid Covid uncertainty

Jul 6th 2021, 2:47 PM 3,612 Views 1 Comment

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

Lions' clash with Bulls on Saturday in doubt after positive Covid-19 cases
# Tour
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# Tour

Lions' clash with Bulls on Saturday in doubt after positive Covid-19 cases

Jul 6th 2021, 11:12 AM 17,163 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, the Springboks remain in isolation after re-testing this morning.

Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series
# Leader
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# Leader

Henderson has the qualities to play a big role in the Lions Test series

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,814 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster man had a superb Six Nations for Ireland.

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

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

Jul 5th 2021, 10:20 PM 6,435 Views 3 Comments

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

Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Iain Henderson 'incredibly honoured' to captain Gatland's Lions

Jul 5th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,279 Views 1 Comment

The 29-year-old will lead the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday.

Ireland's Iain Henderson to captain the Lions in clash with the Sharks
# Team News
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# Team News

Ireland's Iain Henderson to captain the Lions in clash with the Sharks

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 11:50 AM 26,915 Views 33 Comments

The 29-year-old Ulsterman will lead a completely changed starting XV on Wednesday.