South Africa have picked two new front-rowers and made another change in the pack for the second Test against the British & Irish Lions as the Springboks look for more forward power for Saturday's clash at the Cape Town Stadium.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to the side that beat the Springboks in the opening test.
The British and Irish Lions have received a fitness boost with the news that fly-half Finn Russell is set to resume training on Monday and could be in contention for this weekend's second test against South Africa.
Dan Biggar's boot proved the difference as the British & Irish Lions came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17 in an attritional first test in Cape Town on Saturday.
The British and Irish Lions have issued a complaint former after Ireland forward Neil Francis made an "offensive" remark about flyhalf Marcus Smith's skin colour.
British & Irish Lions assistant coach Robin McBryde has said World Rugby showed a lack of thorough planning after the appointment of South African Marius Jonker as the Television Match Official for the first test against the Springboks.
South Africa centre Damian de Allende has said he is lucky to play again after he was burned in a fire pit accident last month.
Alun Wyn Jones has been named as captain for the British & Irish Lions' first test against South Africa, it was announced on Wednesday.
All three Tests between world champions South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will be played in Cape Town, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
The British and Irish Lions coaching staff held a "robust" selection meeting on Sunday, but defence coach Steve Tandy said there are decisions still to be made ahead of the first test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday.
South Africa have received a significant boost ahead of the first test against the British & Irish Lions after hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Scarra Ntubeni, as well as loose forward Dan du Preez returned to training on Sunday.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has confirmed that Alun Wyn Jones has been reinstated as tour captain after a successful return following a dislocated shoulder.
Scrum-half Ali Price impressed for the British & Irish Lions to put his hand up for test selection as the visitors scored seven tries in a comfortable 49-3 victory over the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has cranked up the tension with the touring British & Irish Lions by going onto social media to question the tackling technique of Owen Farrell.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has accused South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus of "trying to wind us up" after he insinuated the tourists were scared to face South Africa 'A' again on Saturday.
British & Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones will start from the bench against the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday after a remarkable return to the tour party following a dislocated shoulder.
South Africa are arranging another warm-up match ahead of their Test series against the British & Irish Lions, against the Bulls in Cape Town on Saturday.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland believes he will get more out of Wednesday's 17-13 loss to a strong South Africa A team in Cape Town than their opponents.
British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will return to the squad after making a remarkable recovery from dislocating his shoulder against Japan in June, coach Warren Gatland announced on Wednesday.
The British & Irish Lions will make a decision on whether Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones will re-join the squad in South Africa in the next 24 hours.
Warren Gatland has made 12 changes to the British & Irish Lions side which beat the Sharks 71-31 on Saturday, with Anthony Watson, Chris Harris and Dan Biggar the only players retained.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has tested positive for the coronavirus, along with five other players in the squad, ahead of the three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
The British & Irish Lions touring party returned a negative set of COVID-19 tests on Friday allowing coach Warren Gatland to make 13 changes to the team facing the Cell C Sharks in Pretoria on Saturday.
The British and Irish Lions will continue on their tour to South Africa as is, even in the face of coronavirus upheavals across three teams, says Lions tour director Ben Calveley.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is hopeful their tour of South Africa can get back on track after a day of drama and uncertainty after a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.