George Williams stars in match-winning debut for Warrington against Leeds

‘Proven winner’ George Williams has Warrington boss Lee Briers purring after stunning match-winning debut against Leeds By Press Association Published: 19:01 EDT, 1 August 2021 | Updated: 19:33 EDT, 1 August 2021 Warrington assistant coach Lee Briers hailed match-winning debutant George Williams as a ‘proven winner’ after he kicked a dramatic last-minute drop-goal which condemned … Read more

Kyle Sinckler cited for ‘biting’ Franco Mostert in Lions’ second Test defeat to South Africa

Kyle Sinckler cited for ‘biting’ Franco Mostert in Lions’ second Test defeat to South Africa with surprisingly no other players under investigation after a volatile encounter in Cape Town Kyle Sinckler has been cited for biting South Africa’s Franco Mostert Stuart Hogg denied claims that he bit Willie le Roux during the Lions’ defeat Surprisingly, … Read more

Stuart Hogg denies biting Willie Le Roux but now has nervous wait to see if he avoids punishment

Stuart Hogg denies BITING South Africa’s Willie le Roux during second Test fracas as Lions full-back says he is ‘annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation’… as he faces wait to see if any disciplinary proceedings will happen over incident South Africa beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9 to set up series decider The … Read more

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Lions Test in Cape Town

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Test in Cape Town – referee Ben O’Keeffe was decisive and clearly calling the shots South African TMO Marius Jonker was under big pressure coming into the game  But O’Keeffe led the conversations and made Jonker’s job much easier for him  The refereeing team … Read more

Jacques Nienaber insists he should give his win bonus to South Africa’s players following Lions win

Jacques Nienaber insists he should give his win bonus to his South African players following series-levelling victory against the Lions… before Springboks coach insists Cheslin Kolbe should NOT have seen red South Africa beat the Lions in the second Test in Cape Town to level the series  The Boks produced a brutal second-half charge inspired … Read more

Owens insists Kolbe was ‘VERY LUCKY’ to avoid red and Boks were fortunate with Lukhanyo Am try

Nigel Owens insists Cheslin Kolbe was ‘VERY LUCKY’ to avoid a red card for his mid-air collision with Conor Murray… as he also argues Lukhanyo Am was ‘not in control’ of the ball for South Africa’s second try in their win over the Lions Former ref Nigel Owens says he would sent off Cheslin Kolbe … Read more

Lions head coach Warren Gatland aims dig at Rassie Erasmus after Lions lose second Test

Lions head coach Warren Gatland aims dig at Rassie Erasmus as he insists ‘I won’t be taking to social media to express my views’ after some controversial calls during second Test defeat against South Africa Warren Gatland took aim at Rassie Erasmus after his side fell to a 27-9 defeat The Lions head coach seemingly … Read more

South Africa vs British and Irish Lions – second Test LIVE: Build-up, updates and result

South Africa vs British and Irish Lions LIVE: More refereeing controversy as Lukhanyo Am has debatable try ALLOWED after Makazole Mapimpi also crossed to give Springboks nine-point lead… with Cheslin Kolbe lucky to escape a red card! By Max Mathews For Mailonline Published: 11:00 EDT, 31 July 2021 | Updated: 13:55 EDT, 31 July 2021 The British … Read more

Gareth Thomas lauds Warren Gatland’s ‘exciting changes’ for second Lions Test

Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas has praised the British and Irish Lions after their excellent first test victory against South Africa and is fully confident they can go on to dominate the series. The Lions mounted a brilliant second-half comeback to beat the Springboks 22-17 to take the early advantage in the series at Cape … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: The Lions owe South African video ref Marius Jonker an apology

MARTIN SAMUEL: The Lions owe video referee Marius Jonker an apology as their fears over his impartiality were unfounded… and if anything, the South African official veered on the side of the tourists in the first Test The decisions of TMO Marius Jonker during the first Test were scrupulously fair He was party to four … Read more

LIONS FAN VIEW: To survive next week’s frenzy Warren Gatland must make changes

THE LIONS FAN VIEW: We wounded the Springboks with the ultimate insult – outmuscling them on their own turf – but to survive next week’s frenzy Warren Gatland must make changes, including starting Liam Williams The British and Irish Lions came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17  Warren Gatland surprised by two or three … Read more