Rassie Erasmus says it’s of the utmost importance for players to continue banking game time in order to be ready for the British & Irish Lions series, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says the Springboks will go to ‘option Z’ if necessary in order to ensure they can play the British & Irish Lions. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Former British & Irish Lions captain Willie John McBride warns that the team’s culture could be forever damaged if they host the Springboks in July.
Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk says the players are making sure they are ready for when the call comes to link up for the British & Irish Lions Test series.
The British & irish Lions board is set to meet this week to discuss a potential contingency of switching their tour of South Africa to the UK and Ireland.
Ugo Monye’s intercept against the Springboks in 2009 is among the best British & Irish Lions tries from the 2000s so far.
Former England coach Clive Woodward says the British & Irish Lions outperforming the Springboks is one of his wish-list items for the 2021 sporting calendar.
Former Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez says the British & Irish Lions have ‘all the ingredients’ to make the 2021 tour of South Africa successful.
British & Irish Lions managing director Ben Calveley says they will continue ‘constant dialogue’ and review all relevant information related to Covid-19 ahead of the tour to South Africa.
The performances of European-based South Africans bode well for the Springboks’ hopes for the 2021 British & Irish Lions series, writes DYLAN JACK.