Lions tour: South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus accused of ‘using a fake Twitter account’ to blast refs

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus is accused of using a FAKE ACCOUNT on Twitter to hit out at the Lions – with fans suspicious after he retweeted the mystery user’s ONLY two posts whining about refereeing in first Test Fans have joked that Rassie Erasmus could behind a fake Twitter account  Springboks coach responded to … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: The Lions owe South African video ref Marius Jonker an apology

MARTIN SAMUEL: The Lions owe video referee Marius Jonker an apology as their fears over his impartiality were unfounded… and if anything, the South African official veered on the side of the tourists in the first Test The decisions of TMO Marius Jonker during the first Test were scrupulously fair He was party to four … Read more

DAN BIGGAR: Lions won the first test with pure grit but South Africa will come twice as hard

What an unbelievable feeling. In the dressing room after that special win we all huddled up and started belting out Wild Rover.  Jack Conan kicked off the singing, then Jamie George followed with ‘Southgate, you’re the one, you still turn me on, football’s coming home again!’ Even the non-English lads were joining in! The music was … Read more

ALAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match not any referee decisions… officials had a good day

ALAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match through their impressive second-half display, not decisions from the referee… that suggests the officials had a good day at the office The referees didn’t decide the match which is a sign they had a successful day It was the Lions’ performance after the break which proved to be … Read more

Warren Gatland opens up on ‘raucuous’ celebrations inside Lions’ changing room

Warren Gatland revels in the ‘raucous’ celebrations inside the Lions’ dressing room after their thrilling win over South Africa as captain Alun Wyn Jones admits it took ‘really hard work’ to miraculously cover from his dislocated shoulder Warren Gatland disclosed that there were raucous celebrations after Lions win  Lions won 22-17 against South Africa despite … Read more

Lions star Wyn Jones ruled OUT of first Test against South Africa

LIONS: 15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Elliot Daly, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Ali Price, 1. Rory Sutherland, 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 6. Courtney Lawes, 7. Tom Curry, 8. Jack Conan. Replacements: 16. Ken Owens, 17. … Read more

Lions vs South Africa: Tensions reach boiling point ahead of first Test in Cape Town

BOILING POINT: Tensions rise ahead of Lions’ first Test against South Africa as both sides trade verbal blows… as tourists heap pressure on TMO official Marius Jonker while hosts hit back at Warren Gatland’s ‘egos’ jibe The Lions and South Africa have traded verbal blows before Saturday’s first Test Warren Gatland’s Lions are complaining about … Read more

Lions write to Irish Independent after pundit Neil Francis’ comments on Marcus Smith’s skin colour

Lions express ‘deep dissatisfaction’ to Irish Independent after pundit Neil Francis described fly-half Marcus Smith as having an ‘Oompa-Loompa tan’ in podcast… which saw columnist SACKED Neil Francis made the comment on the Irish Independent’s Left Wing podcast The Lions have written to the organisation to express their anger at the comment The Irish Independent have … Read more

Lions winger Duhan van der Merwe vows to take Springboks sledging in his stride ahead of first Test

Duhan van der Merwe – The Lions’ own ‘Bok’ who grew up near Cape Town – vows to take the South African sledging in his stride as winger prepares to battle ‘best in the world’ Cheslin Kolbe Duhan van der Merwe insists he won’t let himself be affected by verbal abuse The 26-year-old wing insists … Read more

Jim Telfer recalls his 1997 rallying cry as new breed of Lions prepare to meet the summit

The Lions are back at the base camp where Jim Telfer famously inspired his forwards to conquer rugby’s ‘Everest’ in 1997 — and the 2021 team will hope to reach similar heights on Saturday. Generations of British and Irish players have been galvanised by the great Scot’s passionate call to arms 24 years ago. Telfer’s words … Read more