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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steyn earns South Africa recall for Lions test

South Africa's desire to have a fly-half who can settle the nerves and eke out a win in tight situations led to a recall for Morne Steyn for the British & Irish Lions series starting next month.

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Erasmus expects Lions to attack South Africa

South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is expecting the British & Irish Lions to play a fast tempo game and not try to arm-wrestle the world champion Springboks when the teams meet in a three-test series starting in late July.

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Perth gets Bledisloe, TRC fixtures confirmed

The Bledisloe Cup will return to Perth for the first time since 2019 where the Wallabies stunned the All Blacks 47-26, as SANZAAR confirm the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship fixtures for 2021.

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Murrayfield to host 16,500 for Lions vs. Japan

Murrayfield will allow in 16,500 spectators when the British & Irish Lions take on Japan on June 26 ahead of their tour to South Africa this year, the Lions said on Wednesday.

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South Africa to face Georgia ahead of Lions

South Africa will play their first test matches since lifting the World Cup in November 2019 when they host Georgia for two tests in July as a warm-up for the British & Irish Lions series.

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