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Second-half comeback clinches it for the Lions

The British & Irish Lions outplayed the Springboks in the second half to win the opening Test of the Castle Lager Lions Series by 22-17 at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, claiming a crucial victoryin the first of three internationals.

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Nienaber: Lions’ aerial battle victory key in Test win

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber said the British & Irish Lions outplayed them in the second half by dominating the aerial battle, which is something the South Africans can fix before next week's second Test in the Castle Lager Lions Series.

Tournament news

Castle Lager Rugby Champs 2021 match schedule

SANZAAR announced on Friday that it was reviewing options for the match schedule for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship (TRC) following the decision by the New Zealand government to suspend travel between New Zealand and Australia for eight weeks from 23h59 today (Friday, July 23), due to the current pandemic situation in Australia.

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Execution key as Boks prepare for challenging Test

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and assistant coach Mzwandile Stick emphasised the importance of executing their game plan effectively and channeling all their energy into the opening Test against the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, after wrapping up their on-field preparations on Friday.

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Springbok bench to play big role - Elstadt

Springbok utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt said the replacements would play a vital role in maintaining the continuity and physicality triggered by the starting team in Saturday’s opening Test against the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium.