Pieter Steph

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  Lions’ Dan Biggar  will have to undergo World Rugby’s strict six-stage, graduated return-to-play protocols. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Dan Biggar is the British & Irish Lions’ primary concern moving on to next Saturday’s second Test in Cape Town, when a win would secure a first se(...)

British & Irish Lions hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (fourth from right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the first  try of the first Test against South Africa at Capte Town Stadium. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 17 British & Irish Lions 22 Trailing 12-3 at the break, the Springboks had the Lions exactly where they wanted them, but as one susp(...)

 New Zealand’s George Bridge scores the first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 Rumours of the champions impending demise may have proved premature. South Africa’s reinvention and rejuvenation unde(...)

15 Jared Payne Serene for an hour, proving once again that he must remain as the Ireland fullback, but like many backs became irrelevant as Springb(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray looks to run past the attempted tackle of South Africa openside Siya Kolisi during the second Test at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 32 Ireland 26 For the best of an hour, Ireland had played so well that they were fully worthy of their 26-10 lead and were within 20 min(...)