British & Irish Lions

Mako Vunipola set to be handed starting role in second Lions Test

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Loosehead prop impressed as substitute in the first match Lions can clinch series by beating South Africa on Saturday Mako Vunipola is in line to start for the British & Irish Lions in the second Test against South Africa on Saturday after an eye-catching cameo for the touring side in their victory last weekend in the series opener. Vunipola was initially omitted from the 23-man squad for the 22-17 triumph but was called on to the bench last Friday following a shoulder injury to Wyn Jones. Rory Sutherland was promoted to the starting XV but struggled on his Lions Test debut whereas...
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The Breakdown | Warren Gatland calls on calm trio as Lions brace for South Africa storm

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Lions head coach knows the Springboks will throw everything at his team and has picked a side to absorb that pressure The last time the British & Irish Lions lost a Test series having taken an initial 1-0 lead was in Australia 20 years ago. They had smashed the Wallabies 29-13 in Brisbane and were 11-6 up at half-time in the second Test in Melbourne, courtesy of two Jonny Wilkinson penalties and a try by Neil Back. One nasty, well-documented injury to Richard Hill and a costly interception try later and the outcome ended up being very different. That is why Warren Gatland will be stressing...
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