CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Siya Kolisi couldn't believe the irony.
There was Morne Steyn, the British and Irish Lions slayer from 2009, coming forward on Saturday to administer the coup de grace to the 2021 Lions.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus dared World Rugby in an hour-long video diatribe last week to come after him and the governing body responded on Monday by citing him for misconduct.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Alun Wyn Jones will captain the British and Irish Lions for their opening test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Welsh lock recovered from a dislocated left shoulder that had originally ruled him out of the tour and will be making his 10 successive test appearance for the Lions, the first player to do so in the professional era.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The British and Irish Lions rounded off the warmup part of their tour of South Africa with a resounding 49-3 win over the Stormers on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones has made a remarkable recovery from a dislocated left shoulder and will join the tour in South Africa, the team said Wednesday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The British and Irish Lions overcame a troublesome first half when they conceded four tries and made costly errors to ultimately blow away the 14-man Sharks 71-31 in South Africa on Saturday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales doesn't know much about the Canada team it faces on Saturday at Principality Stadium. It knows a lot about its coaches though.
Canada coach Kingsley Jones and assistant Rob Howley are former Wales teammates and captains.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Shock and panic is not the right reaction for the British and Irish Lions to losing their captain a day before the tour of South Africa, their coach says.
Alun Wyn Jones, selected for his fourth Lions tour and first as captain, dislocated his left shoulder in the 28-10 win over Japan on Saturday and was out of the tour along with another injured Welsh forward, Justin Tipuric.
In the great Alun Wyn Jones, Warren Gatland went with world rugby's safest pair of hands as his captain for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
The surprises were saved for elsewhere in Thursday's highly anticipated squad announcement...
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Wales winger George North is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after announcing Wednesday he has a serious knee injury...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fullback Damian McKenzie kicked a penalty with two minutes remaining to give the Hamilton-based Chiefs a 26-25 win over the Christchurch-based Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday...
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Hamilton-based Chiefs gave up an early 10-0 lead to lose 39-17 to the Christchurch-based Crusaders Saturday and equal the record losing streak by a New Zealand team in Super Rugby...
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Warren Gatland's last game in charge of Wales will be against his native New Zealand. He started the job with a game against England and wanted to finish off against the same rival — in the Rugby World Cup final.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has been confirmed as the new coach of the Hamilton-based Chiefs in Super Rugby.
The Chiefs announced Friday that Gatland has been appointed on a four-year contract beginning in 2020 but will be allowed a year off in 2021 to coach the Lions on their tour to South Africa.