Is Rassie Erasmus running a second Twitter account to highlight wrong calls?

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Eagle eyed Twitter users have started to notice that Rassie Erasmus may well be using a second, ‘burner,’ account to highlight calls that have gone against the Springboks on the 2021 Lions tour. Rassie Erasmus’ 2nd account? An account that began with 0 followers, replied to Erasmus’ tweet, congratulating the Lions for their victory, and […] READ MORE


Lions defeat the Springboks in first Test

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An empty Cape Town Stadium was the venue that witnessed the Lions defeat the Springboks 22 points to 17 in the first Test of three to be hosted in the Mother City. Scorers: South Africa: Try – Faf de Klerk Penalties – Handre Pollard 4 British and Irish Lions: Try: Luke Cowan-Dickie Conversion: Dan Biggar […] READ MORE



Will this year’s Lions tour be remembered as worth it, or folly?

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Now that the Lions tour has begun, the question crossing my mind is, “Will this year’s Lions tour be remembered as worth it, or folly?” With news filtering back of hastily scheduled rematches, coronavirus induced self-isolation and footage of the empty stadiums. You would be correct in asking, “Is it worth the bother?” Lions tour […] READ MORE



Springbok ability should not be underestimated

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South Africa have not played a professional game of rugby since beating England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final and this has caused many fans have questioned the Springbok ability and have started believing that the Lions will wipe the floor with them this summer. Although that might still come to fruition, there are […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby “Haka” Lost in Time

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The has been much talk in South Africa recently regarding the use of the Maori haka domestically. This brings into question why there is no Springbok rugby haka or challenge? Use of the haka in the Varsity Shield Ryan Jordan looks at the context of using the haka and a little piece of history that […] READ MORE


Proven Pacific Islands influence on the British and Irish Lions squad

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As British and Irish Lions fans eagerly await the announcement of Warren Gatland’s 2021 touring squad to face the Springboks this summer, let’s look at the Pacific Islands influence and the many senior and leading players of Pacifica descent. Experienced men that Lions’ management might call upon to lend their power and flair. Harry Hudson […] READ MORE


5 new potential Springbok players for upcoming Lions tour

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Despite South Africa not playing a competitive match since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final win over England, they are still considered to be one of the best sides in the world and have a huge pool to choose from, with both already capped and potential Springbok players in the future. The team that former […] READ MORE