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South Africa beat Lions to level series

South Africa's backs Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am scored second half tries as the Springboks beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9.

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2dReuters

Gatland accused of 'destroying dignity' of series

South Africa assistant Mzwandile Stick accused British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland of "destroying the dignity of the series" following his reported fury at the appointment of Marius Jonker as Television Match Official (TMO) for the first test.

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3dReuters

Erasmus slams Lions tour refs in hour-long video

South Africa's director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, posted an hour-long video on Twitter on Thursday airing his grievances over the refereeing in the first test of the British & Irish Lions tour, before saying he would "step away" for the last two tests.

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6dReuters

Russell returns to Lions training after injury

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.

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8dReuters

Lions mount comeback to beat SA in 1st test

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.

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12dReuters

Lions, Boks Tests to be played in Cape Town

All three Tests between world champions South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will be played in Cape Town, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

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12dReuters

Kolisi set to face Lions after COVID-19 recovery

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi and winger Makazole Mapimpi have been named in the starting line-up for the first test against the British & Irish Lions after recovering from COVID-19.

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Boks trio back in training after COVID-19 isolation

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.

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15dReuters

South Africa A lose warm-up game vs. the Bulls

South Africa A were handed a 17-14 defeat by the Bulls on Saturday as the majority of the Springbok's fringe players got a much-needed run out but failed to impress before next weekend's first test against the British & Irish Lions.

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17dESPN Staff

Blitzboks in COVID quarantine in Tokyo

South Africa's Men's Rugby Sevens team has been put into isolation upon arrival in Tokyo, having been informed of a positive COVID case on their inbound flight.

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18dESPN Staff

Springboks to play Bulls before Lions Tests

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.

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19dESPN Staff

Wallabies return to Canberra for first time in four years

Test match rugby returns to Canberra for the first time in four years, with Rugby Australia announcing the domestic schedule for the Rugby Championship on Wednesday morning.

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30dReuters

Springboks overpower Georgia ahead of Lions series

South Africa took time to shrug off the rust as they returned after a 20-month absence to beat Georgia 40-9 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday in their first Test since winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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30dReuters

Boks 'looking for warriors' to face Lions - Kolisi

Siya Kolisi has challenged the Springboks to be "warriors", with the side set to adopt the plan that won them the 2019 Rugby World Cup when they host Georgia, in their first Test for 20 months on Friday, ahead of the British & Irish Lions series.

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30dESPN staff with Reuters

Injured Lions lock Jones could make 'miracle' return

Injured Wales forward Alun Wyn Jones could yet make a "miracle" recovery and join the British & Irish Lions for the Test series against the Springboks in South Africa, coach Warren Gatland has revealed.

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33dReuters

Olympian Specman earns SA debut vs. Georgia

South Africa named a strong team to take on Georgia on Friday in their first test in 20 months since winning the World Cup in Japan in 2019.

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33dReuters

SA Rugby: Lions tour to go ahead with no fans

South African Rugby President Mark Alexander is confident the British & Irish Lions series will go ahead as planned despite an increase of COVID-19 infections in the country.

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35dReuters

Springboks in isolation ahead of Lions tour

South Africa cancelled a Sunday training session after three unnamed Springbok players tested positive for COVID-19 on the eve on the British & Irish Lions' departure to the country for a three-test series next month.

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54dReuters

De Allende allays injury fears after fire pit incident

South Africa's Damian de Allende and R.G. Snyman have suffered burns in a "fire pit accident", along with Munster team-mates Mike Haley and C.J. Stander last weekend, the PRO14 club has announced.

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