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Where are they now? The 2009 Emerging Springboks that drew with the Lions

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

  In 2009, the British and Irish Lions were dealt a blow in their preparations for the test Series against the Springboks as they failed to put an Emerging Springbok side away drawing 13 all in Cape...

The 6 Players In Line To Clash With The Lions For A Second Time

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opportunity to play against the British & Irish Lions comes around just once in a career for a number of players, if they are lucky.    Some outstanding players in the Southern Hemisphere...

Referees named for Lions tour

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nic Berry (Aus) will officiate in the first test between the Lions and Boks while Ben O’Keeffe (NZ) and Mathieu Raynal (France) will look after the second and third tests respectively.    (Nic...

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber explains Morne Steyn's test recall

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Morné Steyn is in line to experience the rare honour of facing the British & Irish Lions for a second time after claiming a recall to the Springbok squad featuring several Rugby World...

Eight uncapped players named in the Springboks squad for Lions Series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Frans Steyn and Morné Steyn are in line to experience the rare honour of facing the British & Irish Lions for a second time after being named in a dynamic Springbok squad featuring several Rugby...

All you need to know: South African Lions Series ticket holders

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full refunds for all tickets bought via the official ticketing website No need to apply – automated refunds to purchaser’s payment card First right to purchase tickets if spectator restrictions...

World Rugby and unions confirm men’s July test schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong revised programme of men’s test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed to a revised schedule within the existing window.   Twenty-five of the...

Lions to play five games at altitude as revised schedule is revealed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions will face five of their eight touring games at altitude according to the revised schedule revealed by Supersport, the home broadcaster for the British and Irish Lions.   Supersport...

A Brief History of the British & Irish Lions in South Africa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions hit South African shores in late June, it will herald the 14th series played between the two proud teams.    There is much intrigue...

The Mercurial Marcus Smith: a Lions bolter?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins dynamic playmaker Marcus Smith could find himself as a bolter in Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions squad, due to be announced on Thursday.    Reports indicate...