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Monday 9 August, 2021

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks
# Outstanding
From The42
# Outstanding

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks

Aug 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 10,294 Views 13 Comments

The 26-year-old is almost certain to be a key man again in 2025.

Sunday 8 August, 2021

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones
# Awj
From The42
# Awj

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones

Aug 8th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,635 Views 23 Comments

The Welshman believes the touring team is a special part of rugby.

Munster's Snyman to re-join Springboks for the Rugby Championship
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Munster's Snyman to re-join Springboks for the Rugby Championship

Aug 8th 2021, 7:19 PM 25,280 Views 21 Comments

The towering second row hasn’t played since August 2020.

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series

Aug 8th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,640 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre did his best to drag the Lions back in front last night.

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time

Aug 8th 2021, 9:40 AM 13,050 Views 15 Comments

The head coach is uncertain whether midweek games should return before and after the first Test.

Lots of Lions regrets but Boks deserving winners of strange series
# Bokke
From The42
# Bokke

Lots of Lions regrets but Boks deserving winners of strange series

Aug 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,715 Views 13 Comments

A tense and dramatic finale in Cape Town saw the 2021 tour end on a high.

Saturday 7 August, 2021

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'
# Lion Man
From The42
# Lion Man

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:44 PM 13,592 Views 21 Comments

Warren Gatland is uncertain whether he will be involved again in four years’ time.

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions
# Last Gasp
From The42
# Last Gasp

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions

Aug 7th 2021, 7:10 PM 48,334 Views 128 Comments

The replacement out-half slotted two late penalties to win it for the Boks.

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,676 Views 10 Comments

The South Africans finished the second Test with huge momentum.

Friday 6 August, 2021

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'
# Style
From The42
# Style

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'

Aug 6th 2021, 2:19 PM 9,712 Views 6 Comments

The Springboks’ contestable kick-heavy tactics have been hugely successful for them.

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'

Aug 6th 2021, 9:35 AM 12,088 Views 29 Comments

Lions attack coach Gregor Townsend knows the tourists need to create more tomorrow.

Thursday 5 August, 2021

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'
# Awj
From The42
# Awj

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'

Aug 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 7,593 Views 4 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones is looking forward to seeing Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw playing together.

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack
# Anchor
From The42
# Anchor

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack

Aug 5th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,460 Views 10 Comments

The Wexford man teams up with Ken Owens and Wyn Jones in the front row this weekend.

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 8:20 PM 27,497 Views 25 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks

Aug 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,163 Views 2 Comments

The South Africans have also lost the superb Pieter-Steph du Toit.

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie
# Misconduct
From The42
# Misconduct

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie

Aug 4th 2021, 12:18 PM 9,141 Views 13 Comments

Marco Masotti says he has ‘a team of New York lawyers’ ready to support Erasmus.

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'
# Test Lion
From The42
# Test Lion

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:05 PM 19,769 Views 13 Comments

Bundee Aki has earned his chance to become a Test Lion this weekend.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
From The42
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,323 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Lions prop Sinckler free to play in third Test after biting allegation dismissed
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Lions prop Sinckler free to play in third Test after biting allegation dismissed

Aug 3rd 2021, 2:29 PM 6,257 Views 6 Comments

The England international had been accused of biting Franco Mostert.

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in
# TMO
From The42
# TMO

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in

Aug 3rd 2021, 2:06 PM 28,489 Views 2 Comments

The Lions boss says they tried to have the TMO changed before the first Test.

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:57 PM 14,383 Views 7 Comments

Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager have been called into the starting XV.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:59 AM 56,182 Views 57 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,712 Views 10 Comments

World Rugby has taken action against the SA Rugby director of rugby for his 62-minute long video.

Monday 2 August, 2021

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'
# Bomb Squad
From The42
# Bomb Squad

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:06 PM 9,538 Views 6 Comments

Lood de Jager was superb as part of South Africa’s excellent bench.

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks

Aug 2nd 2021, 11:18 AM 10,139 Views 5 Comments

The Springboks will name their team for the third Test tomorrow.

Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title

Aug 2nd 2021, 10:25 AM 15,046 Views 0 Comments

Luke Carty, Sean McNulty, Sean O’Brien, and Harry McNulty all featured this season.

Sunday 1 August, 2021

'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones

Aug 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 11,652 Views 7 Comments

The tourists have big questions to answer mentally, tactically, and in terms of selection.

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks
# Foul Play
From The42
# Foul Play

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 PM 17,289 Views 19 Comments

The England international will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

Big boost for the Springboks as Vermeulen makes return from injury
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Big boost for the Springboks as Vermeulen makes return from injury

Aug 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 7,430 Views 5 Comments

The 35-year-old number eight had ankle surgery just seven weeks ago.

Lions fullback Hogg categorically denies biting Le Roux last night
# Accusations
From The42
# Accusations

Lions fullback Hogg categorically denies biting Le Roux last night

Aug 1st 2021, 10:50 AM 13,326 Views 13 Comments

Videos on social media alleged that the Scotland captain had bitten the Boks fullback.

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face' From The42

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face'

Aug 1st 2021, 10:04 AM 8,493 Views 6 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi delivered an immense performance against the Lions.

Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider
# Options
From The42
# Options

Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider

Aug 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,897 Views 12 Comments

The back three looks set for changes after a tough night against the Springboks.

Saturday 31 July, 2021

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half
# Dejection
From The42
# Dejection

Gatland says Kolbe tackle 'didn't look great' as he bemoans Lions' second half

Jul 31st 2021, 8:21 PM 15,478 Views 26 Comments

The Springboks were by far the better team after the break in Cape Town.

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test
# Brutal Battle
From The42
# Brutal Battle

Brilliant second half from Boks takes Lions series into deciding third Test

Jul 31st 2021, 7:15 PM 19,918 Views 53 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men were dominant after the break to secure a deserved win.

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

Jul 31st 2021, 6:55 AM 24,407 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash
# Buccaneer
From The42
# Buccaneer

Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash

Jul 31st 2021, 12:01 AM 4,808 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old was cheered on by a big crowd back home last weekend.

Friday 30 July, 2021

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
From The42
# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

Jul 30th 2021, 2:23 PM 37,945 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry
# Hitting Back
From The42
# Hitting Back

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry

Jul 30th 2021, 10:15 AM 9,560 Views 13 Comments

The Aussie union’s CEO says public attacks like this can’t be tolerated.

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus
# Top Man
From The42
# Top Man

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus

Jul 30th 2021, 9:43 AM 5,614 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Biggar is on track to be fit for tomorrow’s second Test.

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
From The42
# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 5,993 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.