Irish Lions & South Africa

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Surely after a good Namibia deserve a fixture against the British & Irish Lions on their next tour of South Africa
They’re called the British & Irish Lions and come together every 4 years to play either Australia, South Africa or New Zealand.
Australia! Improvements and lots of them for Australia after the November Tests as they return Down Under following a busy five months since the Lions series. The 2-1 defeat to the British and Irish Lions was of course a disappointment, with the decider seeing Robbie Deans' charges well beaten in Sydney. Change was always expected after that series and so it proved as Ewen Mckenzie got the job ahead of Jake White, who later left the country to return to South Africa for a role at the Sharks. McKenzie meanwhile would embark on a tough first Rugby Championship against two sides on top of the world. The All Blacks and Springboks were a cut above the Wallabies and Pumas as McKenzie's tenure got off to a disappointing start, winning just the two games against Argentina. They came under heavy criticism and in some respects played worse than they did against the Lions. Then came Bledisloe III. New Zealand were pushed hard in Dunedin as the Wallabies stepped up in class, with Matt Toomua in the middle of Quade Co ...
Etzebeth up for IRB award Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is one of five players nominated for the 2013 IRB Player of the Year award. The other nominees are Wales and British & Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny, Italy No 8 Sergio Parisse, All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and All Blacks wing/centre Ben Smith. Read is the favourite to win the award. The nominees were selected by the independent IRB awards panel, chaired by Australia’s 1999 World Cup-winning captain John Eales. The panel, comprising Will Greenwood, Gavin Hastings, Raphael Ibanez, Francois Pienaar, Agustín Pichot, Scott Quinnell, Tana Umaga and Paul Wallace, has deliberated on every major Test played in 2013, starting with the opening Six Nations match and culminating with the November internationals. The panel will reconvene after the final Test of the year on 30 November, when the IRB Player of the Year will be selected and announced shortly afterwards. The IRB Coach and Team of the Year winners will also be announced. Previous IRB Player of ...
Key Clash Preview and Prediction: Wales v South Africa November 8, 2013 On Saturday evening the Millennium Stadium will play host to two of international rugby’s most muscular outfits. This is the first time the sides have met since the 2011 World Cup and Wales will be fully aware of their terrible record against the Springboks, having only beaten them once in the last 107 years. South Africa have only been beaten twice in 2013, both times by an impeccable New Zealand side, and after finishing second in the Rugby Championship, the visitors will be looking to leave Europe with nothing less than a clean sweep. Wales are coming off the back of a disappointing tour of Japan, but the touring party was more of a development squad and now Wales have all of their British and Irish Lions back as they attempt to maul some powerful Springboks. Wales Injuries have forced Warren Gatland to pick a fresh-faced backline. Liam Williams replaces Eli Walker, who suffered a hamstring injury in training on Thursday. Talisma ...
Wales Squad for Autumn Internationals October 22, 2013 Wales boss Warren Gatland has named three uncapped players in a 35-man squad for next month’s Tests against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia. Ospreys wing Eli Walker, Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen and Scarlets scrum-half Rhodri Williams have all been selected. But there are no places for injured British and Irish Lions backs Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert or Blues captain Matthew Rees. Racing Metro centre Roberts is recovering from an ankle injury, while Blues wing Cuthbert suffered an ankle problem during last weekend’s Heineken Cup victory over European champions Toulon. The Blues have today announced Rees will be out of the game for an enforced period after undergoing testicular surgery. Perpignan back James Hook, who last started for Wales against another Test-playing country two years ago, has made the squad, which is based largely on last season’s RBS 6 Nations title-winning group. There is also a place for scrum-half Mike P ...
British and Irish Lions and Wallabies Test match was an occasion worthy of a Test. Not so what was on offer in New Zealand and South Africa
First blood to British Lions Brisbane - The British and Irish Lions edged a thrilling opening Test 23-21 against the battered Wallabies on Saturday to seize the momentum in their pursuit of a first series win in 16 years. Both teams scored two tries, but although replacement back Kurtley Beale twice had the chance to kick the Wallabies to victory in the final minutes, he agonisingly missed both penalty attempts. The Lions, who have not won a series since South Africa in 1997, remain unbeaten in eight Tests in Brisbane since 1899 and are now just one victory away from a long overdue series triumph. Leigh Halfpenny's goal-kicking ultimately proved the difference with three penalties and two conversions to ease home over the Wallabies, who missed five kicks at goal. But the Lions were made to fight to the very end by a Wallaby side that had three players stretchered off with injury and finished with loose forward Michael Hooper playing in the centres. The tourists will now look to clinch the series in the se ...
Thursday morning sports update: Israel Folau is one of three debutants named in Australia's starting XV to face the British and Irish Lions at Lang Park on Saturday night. The AFL has backed St Kilda after the Saints stood Stephen Milne down 'indefinitely' while he faces four rape charges. After the NRL's terrible week off the field, Dave Smith says a hardline stance against misbehaving players is here to stay. *Tennis, Australia enjoyed a mixed day at the Eastbourne International, with Bernard Tomic posting another win while Samantha Stosur has exited the tournament. *Rafael Nadal has been named fifth seed for Wimbledon, leaving his major title rivals to ponder meeting the 2008 and 2010 title-winning Spaniard as early as the quarter-finals. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer take the top three places. *England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval. *Australia confirmed its place in the 2014 men's hockey World Cup fol ...
Brumbies coach Jake White has described their 14-12 victory over the touring British and Irish Lions as one of the highlights of his life. It was the first midweek loss by the Lions since 1997, when they lost to Northern Transvaal in South Africa.
White's Brumbies show the way Canberra - The Brumbies' stunning upset of a second-string British and Irish Lions team in Canberra on Tuesday should give heart to Australia that they can beat the tourists in the three-match series, according to coach Jake White. White, who coached South Africa to their 2007 World Cup triumph, rated his side's 14-12 victory over the Lions at Canberra Stadium among the finest of his career, and said the result should erase any doubts among Robbie Deans's Wallabies ahead of Saturday's first Test in Brisbane. "I would have said to you yesterday that it would have made no difference whether or not we won or lost," White told reporters. "I think that the Lions know what's coming and they know what the expectation is. "But looking now, I've no doubt that the boys sitting in the Wallabies camp would have looked at that result and looked at the performance of some of those young boys and said, 'Listen, it's do-able now'. "I would say now, looking at that performance ... maybe a cou ...
The Ripley Hat Club has been formed in honour of the late Andy Ripley England and British Lion, who passed away on 17th June 2010 aged 62, after a 5 year battle against Prostate Cancer. Steve Braham and myself will be taking to Australia "The Ripley Hat" in order to raise awareness of this most awful disease and raise money for the UK Prostate Society. The British Lions will return to South Africa in 2021 and we hope that whoever has the hat at that time will bring it back to Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg. I have invited you all to become our first members and I hope you will all support this cause and from time to time follow the hats progress around the Rugby Clubs it will be associated with. Details of where you can donate will be published shortly.
"Lee-Roy" - From the French nickname le roi meaning "the king". It has been common as an English given name since the 19th century. "Brendon" - From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks. "Baird" - Baird is a common surname of primarily Scottish origins. An old legend says that the family obtained their lands in Scotland when one Baird rescued King William the Lion while he was being attacked by a wild boar. While the validity of that legend is unknown, the Baird family did obtain lands in Aberdeenshire. Today, many Bairds have migrated elsewhere and the family name can be found primarily in the United States, South Africa ,Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Boks need to set the tone By: Gavin Rich - SuperSport Johannesburg - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer wasn’t being arrogant when he said at the start of this build-up week that his team has no choice but to win the inaugural Castle Incoming Tours Series, which starts for them with a match against Italy at Kings Park on Saturday evening. According to the supersport.com website, “This is South Africa, we are playing at home, so we have no choice but to win every game and win the series,” said Meyer. The Boks are a first tier nation, they’re playing at home against teams that are from the second tier, and the most established of those, Scotland, are under-strength because this series coincides with a British and Irish Lions tour. So that victory on home soil should be an anticipation rather than a hope is a statement of the obvious. But Meyer would also probably be the first to agree that what his team needs more than just to end on the winning side in the three matches they play – they need to win wi ...
Amazingly, there is more than just the British & Irish Lions going on in rugby at the moment! Scotland have name a relatively inexperienced team for Saturday's opening summer tour match against Samoa in South Africa. Greig Tonks, Pat MacArthur and Alex Dunbar will all make their debuts, whilst Tom Heathcote and Grant Gilchrist will win just their second cap. The match is part of a quadrangular tournament, which also features the Springboks and Italy and will be live on Sky Sports 2 from 1.15pm this Saturday. Greig Tonks (Edinburgh), Sean Lamont (Glasgow), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Tim Visser (Edinburgh), Tom Heathcote (Bath), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Ryan Grant (Glasgow), Pat MacArthur (Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Kelly Brown (Saracens) (Captain), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier). Replacements: Stevie Lawrie (Edinburgh), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Jim Hamilton (Glouc ...
Stormers dent Reds' hopes Cape Town - The Stormers dented the Reds' playoff hopes in the Super Rugby with a 20-15 win on Saturday, with discarded Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper and his team off-color for the second straight game in South Africa. Springboks captain Jean de Villiers' try early in the second half was the decisive play in a grinding match at a windy and rainy Newlands, helping end the Stormers' own three-match losing run and leaving the Reds five points behind the Brumbies at the top of the Australian conference. De Villiers was set free on the left wing after a cross-kick from flyhalf Elton Jantjies in a planned move near halfway, and the centre eventually ran away for the only try of the game. Cooper kicked five second-half penalties, but Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen matched that in a relieving win for the struggling Cape Town team. In his first match since being left out of an initial Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions series, Cooper couldn't spark the Reds backline despite ...
Paul O'Connell says new British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has the maturity to succeed in Australia. Warburton, 24, will be the youngest player to lead the Lions for 58 years. But O'Connell, captain in 2009 in South Africa and set for his third Lions tour, said: "Having spent a week with him it seems to me he'll be fine.
Seymour Once Again Gets Scotland Invite It looks as if Tommy Seymour will finally earn his first international cap this summer after being included in the Scotland side that will tour South Africa this summer. The Glasgow winger qualifies for Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. He had been called into the Scotland assembly last November but the plethora of options on the wing for Scotland meant that he never saw time with the team. Further, an injury prevented him for appearing for Scotland ‘A,’ which would also have cap tied him. With upcoming matches against Samoa, South Africa, and possibly Italy, and with Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland out with the British & Irish Lions, it appears that Seymour will finally see time...
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