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O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series
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O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series

4 hours ago 3,008 Views 1 Comment

The coverage begins with this weekend’s warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield.

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
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IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,000 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
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Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,626 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

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Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions

May 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,979 Views 11 Comments

Having previously played together with Connacht and Ireland, the pair are heading on tour to South Africa this summer.

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption
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# On Trial

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption

May 26th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,959 Views 9 Comments

The ex-leader pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans
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# Update

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans

Updated May 14th 2021, 3:03 PM 20,412 Views 24 Comments

All games will be staged in Gauteng or Cape Town and there is one change in opposition.

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury
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# Treatment Table

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury

May 4th 2021, 3:42 PM 8,726 Views 3 Comments

The South African lock only lasted eight minutes into his Munster debut last August.

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
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# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

Apr 20th 2021, 12:14 PM 24,544 Views 27 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
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Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 8:47 PM 23,591 Views 3 Comments

Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
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# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,726 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
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# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,003 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
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# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,350 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
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# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

Feb 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 44,150 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
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# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,404 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury
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# Good News

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:58 PM 3,696 Views 7 Comments

The South Africa international remains a doubt for this Friday’s clash with the Ospreys.

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
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# AstraZeneca

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives

Feb 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 29,143 Views 13 Comments

The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
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# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,957 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
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# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,703 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
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# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,500 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
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# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,699 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
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# Dry January

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million

Dec 28th 2020, 9:17 PM 37,115 Views 47 Comments

South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.

Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions
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Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions

Dec 27th 2020, 12:10 AM 37,716 Views 6 Comments

Mandela was deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and was negotiating an end to the apartheid regime.

UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa
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UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 4:13 PM 60,576 Views 79 Comments

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said travel restrictions are to be immediately imposed.

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:00 PM 27,342 Views 20 Comments

The new competition will kick-off in April after the 2020/21 Pro14 final in March.

Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK
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# South Africa

Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK

Dec 18th 2020, 10:41 PM 52,138 Views 31 Comments

Health minister Zwelini Mkhize said that more patients are younger and seem to be suffering more from the effects of the virus.

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
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# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,851 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
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# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,842 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud
# 5 6 7 8 9 10
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South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:19 PM 55,837 Views 49 Comments

The consecutive numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a PowerBall number of 10 was the winning combination.

Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma
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Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:21 PM 11,614 Views 9 Comments

The former head of state walked out of an inquiry investigating alleged corruption.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
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'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,046 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour
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# Mane Attraction

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 4:28 PM 4,462 Views 1 Comment

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
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# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,893 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
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# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 17,148 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
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# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,796 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa
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# Rugby Championship

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa

Sep 11th 2020, 10:43 AM 6,886 Views 1 Comment

SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms
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# Ruling

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms

Sep 8th 2020, 7:11 PM 11,773 Views 24 Comments

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has refused to set aside a 2019 ruling against the double Olympic champion.

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'
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# Trophy Hunt

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'

Sep 1st 2020, 8:15 PM 25,593 Views 55 Comments

Munster aren’t using their five-day turnaround as an excuse ahead of the Leinster clash.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
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# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,494 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000
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Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

Aug 2nd 2020, 11:12 AM 23,881 Views 24 Comments

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million
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Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million

Jul 19th 2020, 8:14 AM 17,583 Views 38 Comments

Health officials in Ireland recorded 21 new cases on Saturday.

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