We study three facets of play which South Africa must improve if they want to avoid a series defeat to the Lions in Cape Town on Saturday.
Tadhg Furlong has revealed the Lions are using their 2017 experience in New Zealand to tap into the Springboks psyche for Saturday’s fixture.
Leicester Tigers have bolstered their backline stocks ahead of the new campaign with the signing of Tongan international Hosea Saumaki.
Lukhanyo Am wants the Springboks to make a physical statement in Saturday’s second Test against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town.
Fiji head coach Gareth Baber hailed his players’ achievement after they won the men’s Olympic Sevens gold medal in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie received a call from Tom Robertson after the prop was not selected for Australia’s recent series against France.
Fiji were crowned Olympic Sevens champions for the second successive time after defeating New Zealand 27-12 in Wednesday’s final in Tokyo.
Dan Bibby believes a lack of funding contributed to Great Britain missing out on a Sevens medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jack Conan believes back-row partner Tom Curry will lead the Lions’ onslaught when they face South Africa in the second Test on Saturday.
Wallabies and Western Force second-rower Izack Rodda believes he did the right thing in leaving the Reds last year to join French outfit Lyon.
Finn Russell has recovered from injury and could be a contender for selection for the Lions’ second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
British and Irish Lions second-rower Maro Itoje is expecting a backlash from the Springboks in their second Test in Cape Town on Saturday.
Shannon Frizell is set for a court appearance after being charged for allegedly being involved in an assault on a woman in Dunedin in May.
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