The British & Irish Lions squad for the 2021 Tour of South Africa will be named today with 36 players punching their tickets to travel down.
The announcement of the British & Irish Lions captain is due at 13:09 (SA time) – in just 2 hours!
Later today, Thursday, 6 May, British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland will name his 36-man squad for their 2021 tour of South Africa.
England prop Joe Marler admits he is a “bit gutted” at being overlooked for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa later this year.
Manu Tuilagi remains on course to return for Sale this month and director of rugby Alex Sanderson says he would select him for the British & Irish Lions tour of SA.
In 24 hours from now the waiting will be over as British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland names his 36-man squad to take on the Springboks.
Alun Wyn Jones will reportedly be named captain of the British & Irish Lions’ 36-man squad by coach Warren Gatland on Thursday.
The winner of the three-Test series between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions will be the recipients of the first perpetual trophy in the history of the Lions.
England scrumhalf Ben Youngs has ruled himself out of contention for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa for family reasons.
Lizo Gqoboka is one of the hottest front row talents in South Africa but injury and the pandemic put a dampener on what might have been a breakout season last term.
The British & Irish Lions have been dealt a cruel injury blow with confirmation that George North has been ruled out of selection for their tour of SA.
The British & Irish Lions have reached an agreement with the Gallagher Premiership over the release of players for their pre-SA tour Test against Japan.
England lock Joe Launchbury is out of contention for the British & Irish Lions’ South Africa tour after suffering a serious knee injury.
Injured England centre Manu Tuilagi said he is not focusing on being included in the British & Irish Lions squad for their tour to SA.
Former rugby stars Shane Williams and Ben Kay are to join Alan Shearer in lending their weight to the fight against dementia.
In order to maximise the number of fans it appears that the FNB Stadium will host both highveld Tests between the Springboks and the touring British & Irish Lions.
The British & Irish Lions will have to take on world champions South Africa without the backing of their famous ‘Red Army’ of travelling fans later this year.
Bryan Habana has selected the Springbok starting XV he would like to see take to the field in the first Test against the British & Irish Lions.
Bookmakers have suggested their British & Irish Lions starting XV to face the Springboks in the first of their three Tests later this year.
On 7 June, 1997, 15 men pulled on a light blue jersey with a daisy over their hearts, ran onto Loftus Versfeld and repelled the might of the northern hemisphere.
“If you were looking for a guy to take into the trenches with you, Dan Biggar would be the first choice,” Northampton Saints Director of Rugby said.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has reportedly sent save-the-date to more than 50 potential players ahead of their tor to South Africa.
Wales’ George North faces an anxious wait to see if he will be fit for the British & Irish Lions tour of SA after suffering a leg injury.
Rosko Specman is reportedly no longer in the frame to play for the Blitzboks at the Tokyo Olympics.
Eben Etzebeth has revealed the lock pairing he expects to start for the British & Irish Lions in the three-Test series against the Springboks.