South West rugby writer John Evely picks his starting side to face the Springboks The pundits are calling it the most open selection for a starting spot in the British and Irish Lions' first Test ever. It is now just a week away from the Lions' first Test against the Springboks and head coach Warren Gatland will have the tough job of picking a side to put them 1-0 up in the series.
Lions team vs South Africa: The predicted British & Irish Lions line-up for 1st Test against Springboks
Alun Wyn Jones looks set for a remarkable comeback in some form while Warren Gatland could mix brains and brawn in midfield The British & Irish Lions must beat the Stormers on Saturday – it’s non-negotiable against provincial opposition lacking their current Springboks – so the fascination lies in the performance of individuals and combinations just seven days before the long-awaited first Test in Cape Town.
It is their last warm-up game before taking on the Springboks The British and Irish Lions continue their tour of South Africa with one final warm-up game before taking on the Springboks. Warren Gatland's side face the Stormers this weekend on the back of a hard clash with South Africa 'A' on Wednesday.
The British and Irish Lions have a step up in quality tonight in the unofficial 'Fourth Test' Tonight the British and Irish Lions tour becomes very real for the Northern hemisphere side as the quality of their opposition steps up markedly in the unofficial 'Fourth Test' against South Africa A.
Warren Gatland's side defeated the C Cell Sharks 71-31 in Pretoria The Lions posted a 71-31 win over the C Cell Sharks which didn’t truly reflect the game or the effort the South African side put in. It was level pegging at 26-26 early in the second half when the Sharks had scrum-half Jaden Hendrikse sent off for elbowing Liam Williams in the head.
Warren Gatland's decision to call up the Wales second-row as replacement for Alun Wyn Jones received plenty of critical comment When Warren Gatland handed Kyle Sinckler a late Lions call-up, he told the England prop to "stick two fingers up at him" over his decision to not pick him in the first place.
The British and Irish Lions take on the Sigma Lions on Saturday Bristol Bears’ tighthead Kyle Sinckler is looking to nail down a starting spot in the British and Irish Lions Test side to face the Springboks having impressed off the bench last weekend. If history has taught us anything it's that Lions tour success as a player is about timing and opportunities.
After missing out on the original 37-man Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer, Kyle Sinckler publicly displayed his emotions in a post-match interview for Bristol days later. The prop was then called up as an injury-replacement, and spoke to Sky about raw emotions and much more.
How to watch the British and Irish Lions v Lions live on TV, kick off times, full squads The British and Irish Lions take on the Emirates Lions in the second game of the 2021 tour Pat Lam explains why England star Kyle Sinckler is the perfect signing for Bristol Bears
The British and Irish Lions kick off their 2021 summer tour at BT Murrayfield against Japan on Saturday It is finally here. After a four year wait the British and Irsh Lions kick off their 2021 summer tour on Saturday against Japan at BT Murrayfield. The good news there are 16,500 supporters back inside the stadium for The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup, but the equally good news is games are also being shown live on TV still for everyone else who can't be there.
Jonathan Davies was disappointed to miss out on a third British and Irish Lions tour but is focused on getting Wales ready for the summer internationals, not a potential late call-up to face South Africa. The Scarlets centre was a surprise omission from Warren Gatland’s squad despite being voted player of the series by his team-mates in New Zealand four years ago.
Lions tour 2021: ‘Pub’ socials have already gelled players but Farrell role still up in the air, says Townsend
Assistant coach Gregor Townsend was on a famous tour of South Africa in 1997 where pre-tour nights out together were a crucial part of the process The British & Irish Lions’ best-laid plans to give their Scotland players an emotional send-off to the tour of South Africa have taken another knock with the withdrawal of tighthead prop Zander Fagerson from the team to face Japan in Saturday’s warm-up match against Japan at Murrayfield.
The British and Irish Lions expect injured Scotland forwards and Hamish Watson to be fit for the opening match on South African soil after they were ruled out against Japan. Fagerson suffered a back spasm while scrummaging that prevented him from training on Thursday and Watson was withdrawn 24 hours earlier after being concussed during an accidental collision on the practice field.
Kyle Sinckler added to Lions squad for Japan clash with Zander Fagerson joining Hamish Watson on sidelines
England’s Kyle Sinckler has been elevated to the British and Lions bench to face Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday after Zander Fagerson became the second Scotland player ruled out in just 24 hours. Fagerson has a back spasm and was unable to train on Thursday morning. He follows Hamish Watson (concussion) in withdrawing from the starting XV Lions coach Warren Gatland initially named on Tuesday.
ZANDER FAGERSON has become the second Scottish player inside the space of 24 hours to drop out of the Lions team for this Saturday’s pre-tour match against Japan at Murrayfield, joining flanker Hamish Watson (concussion) on the injured players list. The tight-head prop has suffered a back spasm and has been replaced in starting XV by Irishman Tadhg Furlong, with Englishman Kyle Sinckler being added to the bench.
Zander Fagerson, 25, was unable to train on Thursday at the squad's camp in Jersey and the injury denies him the chance to make his Lions debut at Murrayfield; Kyle Sinckler added to matchday squad against Brave Blossoms as a replacement Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong has come into the British & Irish Lions side to play Japan on Saturday after Scotland's Zander Fagerson was ruled out with a back spasm.
Zander Fagerson has become the second Scotland international to be ruled out of the British and Irish Lions’ clash with Japan in Edinburgh on Saturday. Fagerson has withdrawn from the front row because of a back spasm that prevented him from training on Thursday morning and is replaced at tighthead prop by Tadhg Furlong, with Kyle Sinckler promoted to the bench.
has been sidelined by a back spasm, so Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong comes into the starting line-up The Lions have been forced into another change to their team to face Japan on Saturday with prop forward Zander Fagerson ruled out of the Murrayfield warm-up match. Scottish tighthead Fagerson has been laid low by a back spasm which left him unable to train this morning and so is replaced in the starting line-up by Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong.