South Africa vs British and Irish Lions LIVE: Warren Gatland’s side look to clinch a famous series win against Rassie Erasmus’s rattled Springboks in the second Test match in Cape Town
- The British and Irish Lions are back in action against South Africa. KO 5pm BST
- The Lions claimed a 22-17 victory over the Springboks in the first Test
- The Springboks have been rattled with Rassie Erasmus releasing a bizarre video
- Victory for Warren Gatland’s side will wrap up a series triumph for the Lions
- Latest Rugby Union news, including fixtures and results
The British and Irish Lions return to action tonight as Warren Gatland’s side bid to take a 2-0 series lead over the Springboks in this thrilling series.
The Lions claimed a superb 22-17 victory over the world champions last time out, with Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus this week releasing a bizarre hour-long video outlining injustices against his side over the 80-minute contest.
Alun Wyn Jones & Co will look to ensure that their focus is solely on the game and not the off-field antics, with a win this evening wrapping up a monumental series win.
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Full Lions team: Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, Furlong, Itoje, Jones, Lawes, Curry, Conan; Murray, Biggar, van der Merwe, Henshaw, Harris, Watson, Hogg.
Substitutes: Owens, Sutherland, Sinckler, Beirne, Faletau, Price, Farrell, Daly.
Three changes for the Lions, with Mako Vunipola, Conor Murray and Chris Harris in for Rory Sutherland, Ali Price and Elliot Daly respectively.
South Africa have also made three changes, all in the pack. Props Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe replace Ox Nche and Trevor Nyakane, while Jasper Wiese comes in for Kwagga Smith at No 8.
As if you needed reminding, the first Test finished 22-17 to the Lions.
The hosts were ahead at half-time but the Lions roared back to win by five in a close, hard-fought encounter.
Lions can WIN THE SERIES today – and South Africa know that after the three matches, they won’t have another chance for 12 years. A lot on the line today.
It’s Lions time…
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