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

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

Jul 5th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,284 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.

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

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

Jul 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 20,791 Views 4 Comments

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

As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily From The42
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As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
# Key Man
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# Key Man

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,324 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

Hamstring strain rules Robbie Henshaw out of the Lions' clash with Sharks
# Injury
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# Injury

Hamstring strain rules Robbie Henshaw out of the Lions' clash with Sharks

Jul 2nd 2021, 1:53 PM 8,384 Views 3 Comments

The 28-year-old is considered a probable Test starter against the Springboks.

Alun Wyn Jones optimistic 'a miracle' might happen to get him back on tour
# Awj
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# Awj

Alun Wyn Jones optimistic 'a miracle' might happen to get him back on tour

Jul 2nd 2021, 9:29 AM 10,843 Views 6 Comments

Lions captain injured his shoulder in last week’s victory over Japan but still hopes to get on the plane to South Africa.

Andy Farrell does not expect to hook up with the Lions in South Africa
# So Farr Away
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# So Farr Away

Andy Farrell does not expect to hook up with the Lions in South Africa

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:38 AM 6,164 Views 3 Comments

Farrell likely to be a Lions fan this summer rather than a coach.

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions
# Role Model
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# Role Model

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions

Jul 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 7,932 Views 1 Comment

The England lock gets a start for the Lions this weekend.

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'
# Taking Stock
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# Taking Stock

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'

Jul 1st 2021, 7:13 PM 11,790 Views 4 Comments

Jacob Stockdale wants to prove his point in this month’s double header against Japan and the United States.

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’
# Saving Captain Ryan
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# Saving Captain Ryan

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’

Jul 1st 2021, 5:56 PM 5,765 Views 8 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell also backs Conor Murray to shine as captain on Lions tour.

Lions' midweek kickoff time next week moved forward to avoid Euros clash
# Compromise
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# Compromise

Lions' midweek kickoff time next week moved forward to avoid Euros clash

Jul 1st 2021, 4:05 PM 5,023 Views 0 Comments

The tourists’ fixture with the Sharks will now take place at 6pm Irish time, while the England football team may be in action from 8.

Gatland excited by Lions' 10/12 combination of Russell and Farrell
# Playmakers
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# Playmakers

Gatland excited by Lions' 10/12 combination of Russell and Farrell

Jul 1st 2021, 2:32 PM 4,416 Views 4 Comments

The Scot and the Englishman will play together against the Lions on Saturday.

Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half

Jul 1st 2021, 10:31 AM 31,754 Views 24 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain
# Skips
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# Skips

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain

Jun 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 10,209 Views 1 Comment

The Saracens and England hooker says he got ‘really close’ to Murray during the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell
# The42 Reads
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# The42 Reads

A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell

Jun 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,402 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach made a lasting impression on the 2013 and 2017 Lions tours.

'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray
# Skips
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# Skips

'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 5:06 PM 18,466 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick man is doing his best to stay true to himself.

Boks boss Nienaber 'can’t see the Lions tour being in jeopardy' due to Covid
# Protocols
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# Protocols

Boks boss Nienaber 'can’t see the Lions tour being in jeopardy' due to Covid

Jun 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 1,589 Views 0 Comments

The Lions and Springboks are in bubbles that limit their contact with the outside world.

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'
# BTL
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# BTL

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,093 Views 11 Comments

Tom English is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and he discusses the dysfunction that engulfed South African rugby shortly after winning the World Cup in 1995.

Springboks name three new caps as Lions warm-up begins with Georgia clash
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Springboks name three new caps as Lions warm-up begins with Georgia clash

Jun 29th 2021, 12:41 PM 4,794 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup winners haven’t played a Test match in 19 months.

Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions
# On Tour
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# On Tour

Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions

Jun 29th 2021, 12:01 PM 25,902 Views 6 Comments

It looks almost certain that the three Tests will be moved to the Western Cape.

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,159 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

Springboks cleared to return to training after three positive Covid-19 cases
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Springboks cleared to return to training after three positive Covid-19 cases

Jun 28th 2021, 3:10 PM 9,995 Views 3 Comments

Scrum-half Herschel Jantjies has been cleared of the virus after re-testing.

Lions land into Johannesburg as South Africa tightens Covid restrictions
# Pandemic
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# Pandemic

Lions land into Johannesburg as South Africa tightens Covid restrictions

Jun 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,050 Views 2 Comments

The third wave of the virus has hit South Africa hard.

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa
# Awj
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# Awj

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa

Jun 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 8,572 Views 3 Comments

Out-half Dan Biggar enjoyed playing with the Irish centre pairing of Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw.

Fresh concerns for Lions tour after three Covid cases in Springboks camp
# Tourists
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# Tourists

Fresh concerns for Lions tour after three Covid cases in Springboks camp

Jun 27th 2021, 12:45 PM 35,544 Views 13 Comments

South Africa is currently in the midst of an alarming third wave of Covid-19.

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
# Shock
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# Shock

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,599 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
# Changes
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# Changes

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions

Jun 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 12,933 Views 15 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.

Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy From The42

Biggar impresses as Gatland looks to make big call on Lions captaincy

Jun 26th 2021, 6:55 PM 11,888 Views 14 Comments

James Ryan and Jonny Gray appear to be the strongest options for a squad call-up.

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over

Jun 26th 2021, 4:58 PM 47,591 Views 58 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.

'It was bizarre and surreal but you're just living off adrenaline at that point'
# Wally
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# Wally

'It was bizarre and surreal but you're just living off adrenaline at that point'

Jun 26th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,700 Views 2 Comments

David Wallace had two experiences of being a Lion in 2001 and 2009.

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
# Trolls
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# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,514 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
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# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,052 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance
# Smells Like Team Spirit
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# Smells Like Team Spirit

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance

Updated Jun 24th 2021, 8:02 PM 18,544 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland is delving into his box of tricks to build team-spirit in the Lions set-up.

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# Mane Men

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Jun 24th 2021, 2:29 PM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

We’ve got big plans as the campaign gets going this weekend.

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions

Jun 24th 2021, 2:08 PM 2,627 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s men haven’t played a Test since 2019.

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,869 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

Lions replace Watson with Tipuric in starting line-up for Japan clash
# Concussion
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# Concussion

Lions replace Watson with Tipuric in starting line-up for Japan clash

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 7,056 Views 2 Comments

The Scottish openside flanker is ruled out after sustaining a head injury in training on Tuesday.

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,119 Views 0 Comments

The Clermont flyer is hoping Japan can pick up where they left off in 2019.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
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# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,434 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.