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Sinckler cleared of biting South African opponent

British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cleared of biting a South African opponent in Saturday's second test, World Rugby announced on Tuesday.

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De Klerk, Du Toit ruled out of final Lions test

South Africa will be without key players Pieter-Steph du Toit and Faf de Klerk when they face the British & Irish Lions on Saturday in the final test of the series.

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Erasmus to face hearing for referee comments

South African Rugby and World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus have been called to a misconduct hearing after his hour-long video critique of the match officials following the first test loss to the British & Irish Lions.

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Vermeulen could return for third Test vs. Lions

No. 8 Duane Vermeulen has rejoined the South Africa squad ahead of a decisive third test against the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town next Saturday, but will have to undergo a fitness test.

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South Africa beat Lions to level series

South Africa's backs Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am scored second half tries as the Springboks beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9.

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Gatland accused of 'destroying dignity' of series

South Africa assistant Mzwandile Stick accused British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland of "destroying the dignity of the series" following his reported fury at the appointment of Marius Jonker as Television Match Official (TMO) for the first test.

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Erasmus slams Lions tour refs in hour-long video

South Africa's director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, posted an hour-long video on Twitter on Thursday airing his grievances over the refereeing in the first test of the British & Irish Lions tour, before saying he would "step away" for the last two tests.

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Russell returns to Lions training after injury

The British and Irish Lions have received a fitness boost with the news that fly-half Finn Russell is set to resume training on Monday and could be in contention for this weekend's second test against South Africa.

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Lions mount comeback to beat SA in 1st test

Dan Biggar's boot proved the difference as the British & Irish Lions came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17 in an attritional first test in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Lions, Boks Tests to be played in Cape Town

All three Tests between world champions South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will be played in Cape Town, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

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Kolisi set to face Lions after COVID-19 recovery

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi and winger Makazole Mapimpi have been named in the starting line-up for the first test against the British & Irish Lions after recovering from COVID-19.

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Boks trio back in training after COVID-19 isolation

South Africa have received a significant boost ahead of the first test against the British & Irish Lions after hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Scarra Ntubeni, as well as loose forward Dan du Preez returned to training on Sunday.

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South Africa A lose warm-up game vs. the Bulls

South Africa A were handed a 17-14 defeat by the Bulls on Saturday as the majority of the Springbok's fringe players got a much-needed run out but failed to impress before next weekend's first test against the British & Irish Lions.

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Blitzboks in COVID quarantine in Tokyo

South Africa's Men's Rugby Sevens team has been put into isolation upon arrival in Tokyo, having been informed of a positive COVID case on their inbound flight.

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Springboks to play Bulls before Lions Tests

South Africa are arranging another warm-up match ahead of their Test series against the British & Irish Lions, against the Bulls in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Wallabies return to Canberra for first time in four years

Test match rugby returns to Canberra for the first time in four years, with Rugby Australia announcing the domestic schedule for the Rugby Championship on Wednesday morning.

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Springboks overpower Georgia ahead of Lions series

South Africa took time to shrug off the rust as they returned after a 20-month absence to beat Georgia 40-9 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday in their first Test since winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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