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The British and Irish Lions prepare for Saturday’s first Test match against South Africa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions team to face South Africa in Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 5pm) has fallen along the lines that were were widely(...)

Jack Conan being selected ahead of Taulupe Faletau, a veteran of the last two tours, would raise eye brows although the Irishman’s form has been better on tour. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British and Irish Lions have emulated their Springboks’ counterparts by bringing forward their team announcement by 24 hours to Wednesday morning,(...)

Dan Biggar is the form Lions outhalf heading into the opening Test against South Africa. Photograph: Steve Haag/PA

Dan Biggar’s first memories of the Lions are as an 11-year-old boy, making his breakfast and sitting down in front of his TV at home to watch the 2001(...)

Josh Adams challenges the Stormers’ Juan de Jongh during Saturday’s final warm-up game. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Stormers 3 British & Irish Lions 49 A report in the South African Sunday Times has said that a decision has been agreed between the South African(...)

Robbie Henshaw during Friday’s captain’s run ahead of the tour game against the Stormers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw looked a nailed-on certainty for a place in the British & Lions team for the first Test before the tour started, but less so after (...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Rónan Kelleher arrive to the British & Irish Lions base in South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s a measure of the esteem in which Warren Gatland holds Alun Wyn Jones that not only has the 35-year-old been speedily welcomed back into the Lions(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Marcus Smith are both named in the Lions starting XV for Satuday’s game against the Stormers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Warren Gatland has intimated that only a third or so of the British & Irish Lions starting XV for the first Test is nailed on, with the remainder (...)

Marcus Smith starts at outhalf for the British and Irish Lions this weekend. Photograph: Steve Haag/PA

Marcus Smith, the 22-year-old Harlequins outhalf who has just won his first two caps for England and landed in Cape Town last Monday, has been pitched(...)

Maro Itoje  of the Lions in action against  Eben Etzebeth of South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa A 17 British & Irish Lions 13 Tour on. The Springboks, in the very transparent guise of the South African A side, landed a significa(...)

Owen Farrell will start at outhalf for the  British & Irish Lions in the tour match against South Africa A. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The late withdrawals of Josh Adams and Dan Biggar has forced the Lions to draft in Liam Williams and Owen Farrell, despite the latter having initially(...)

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