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Lions player ratings: how the tourists fared in South Africa series

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Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Skotland) Thrilled to make the Test team – at last – on his third Lions tour. Will not recall the second Test with massive pleasure, unfortunately. ★★ Anthony Watson (Bath, Engeland) Looked sharp ...

Warren Gatland favourite among Lions hierarchy to lead 2025 Australia tour

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Warren Gatland has been told by the British & Irish Lions hierarchy that the job of head coach for the 2025 tour of Australia is his if he wants it, despite the series defeat by South Africa. Gatland refused to ru...

Dan Biggar: Lions need to ‘fire more shots’ if they are to win third Test

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The bigger the game the more Dan Biggar likes it. Nor does anyone need to tell him what the Lions must seek to do if they intend to win the all-important third Test. “We’re very much aware we’ve got to fire a few more...

UK-based Lions refused permission to fly straight home from South Africa

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Brits & Irish Lions players based in the UK will be unable to fly straight home following Saturday’s deciding Test against the Springboks, after South Africa was kept on the red list and the government rejected ...

Lions need cup final mentality to cross line between agony and ecstasy

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Seldom does the thin line between success and failure feel slimmer than in the tense final days of a tight British & Irish Lions series. Even by the brutal standards of elite rugby it is knife-edge territory. “As ...

Rassie Erasmus to remain South Africa’s director of rugby for final Lions Test

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Rassie Erasmus is poised to continue in his role as South Africa’s director of rugby for the decisive third Test of the British & Irish Lions series despite World Rugby finally announcing disciplinary proceedings ...

Lions’ Stuart Hogg ‘categorically’ denies accusations of biting in second Test

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Stuart Hogg has staunchly protested his innocence after he was left facing accusations of biting South Africa’s Willie le Roux in the British & Irish Lions’ second Test defeat by the Springboks. South Africa suppo...

Lukhanyo Am seals South Africa victory on painful night for British & Ierse Leeus

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This was definitely not the most thrilling Test match the British & Irish Lions have ever played and the outcome also fell a long way short of expectations. At half-time they led 9-6 and were within touching dista...

Suid -Afrika teenoor Brits & Ierse Leeus: second Test – live!

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Kolisi claims lack of respect shown to him by referee in first Lions Test

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The South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has made the remarkable claim that he was shown a lack of respect by the referee Nic Berry during last Saturday’s defeat by the British & Irish Lions as the Springboks lashed o...

Conor Murray and Mako Vunipola in British & Irish Lions side for second Test

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Conor Murray, Chris Harris and Mako Vunipola have been called into the British & Irish Lions side to face South Africa in Saturday’s second Test with Warren Gatland making three changes as the tourists seek to wra...

Mako Vunipola set to be handed starting role in second Lions Test

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Mako Vunipola is in line to start for the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s second Test against South Africa after an eye-catching cameo in last Saturday’s victory over the Springboks in the series opener. Vunip...

‘Reckless and dangerous’: South Africa’s Erasmus posts footage criticising Lions

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Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, has resumed taking pot shots at the British & Irish Lions on Twitter after posting footage to highlight what he describes as “reckless and dangerous” play. The cl...

Lions coach Warren Gatland piles pressure on ‘desperate’ South Africa

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Warren Gatland has cranked up the pressure on the “incredibly desperate” Springboks and claimed the British & Irish Lions have another gear to find as they seek to clinch series victory in South Africa next Saturd...

Brits & Irish Lions rally in second half to win first Test against South Africa

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One down, two to play. There were moments when the British & Irish Lions were swaying on the brink but, to their immense collective credit, they dug in to secure the most priceless of first Test victories. Not for...

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