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British and Irish Lions: Lions fight back to clinch series opener
British and Irish Lions: Lions fight back to clinch series opener

The British and Irish Lions draw first blood in the Test series against world champions South Africa after fighting back from nine points down at the break.

British and Irish Lions: First Test win over South Africa 'ultimate game of two halves'
British and Irish Lions: First Test win over South Africa 'ultimate game of two halves'

Former captain Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions' win over South Africa in the first Test was the "ultimate game of two halves".

British and Irish Lions 2021: Injured prop Wyn Jones replaced by Rory Sutherland against South Africa
British and Irish Lions 2021: Injured prop Wyn Jones replaced by Rory Sutherland against South Africa

Injured British and Irish Lions prop Wyn Jones is ruled out of Saturday's first Test against South Africa, with Scotland's Rory Sutherland starting and Mako Vunipola of England added to the bench.

Marcus Smith: British and Irish Lions angered by 'offensive' slur on Irish Independent podcast
Marcus Smith: British and Irish Lions angered by 'offensive' slur on Irish Independent podcast

The British and Irish Lions and Harlequins both express anger over former Ireland international Neil Francis' description of fly-half Marcus Smith.

British and Irish Lions 2021: Where South Africa Test series may be won and lost
British and Irish Lions 2021: Where South Africa Test series may be won and lost

Fast starts, scrums and replacements - where will the British and Irish Lions Test series in South Africa be won and lost?

British and Irish Lions; Duhan van der Merwe vows to shrug off Springbok sledging
British and Irish Lions; Duhan van der Merwe vows to shrug off Springbok sledging

British and Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe has warned the Springboks they "can say what they want" about his South African upbringing.

British and Irish Lions furious at having South African TMO for first Test against Springboks
British and Irish Lions furious at having South African TMO for first Test against Springboks

The British and Irish Lions are furious at the decision to have a South African as the Television Match Official for Saturday's first Test against the Springboks in Cape Town.

British and Irish Lions 2021: Captain Alun Wyn Jones reflects on 'surreal' return
British and Irish Lions 2021: Captain Alun Wyn Jones reflects on 'surreal' return

British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones reflects on completing a remarkable recovery to lead the tourists against South Africa.

John Mitchell: Wasps appoint England defence coach to backroom staff
John Mitchell: Wasps appoint England defence coach to backroom staff

England defence coach John Mitchell is to join the backroom staff at Premiership side Wasps.

Bruce Flockhart: Glasgow Warriors back-row quits rugby after mental health struggle
Bruce Flockhart: Glasgow Warriors back-row quits rugby after mental health struggle

Glasgow Warriors back-row Bruce Flockhart quits rugby aged 23 and thanks the club for helping him battle mental health issues.

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