South African rugby chiefs and several Springbok players have been punished following a controversial protest during this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2009
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has been told to keep his mouth firmly sealed by the South African Rugby Union following a raft of inappropriate and irresponsible comments during the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2009
South Africa have been charged with misconduct by the International Rugby Board for their protest against the suspension of Bakkies Botha.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2009
Ian McGeechan is confident he has established a coaching legacy that will carry the British and Irish Lions into a successful future.
Sun, 05 Jul, 2009
British and Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been banned for two weeks after being cited for foul play during yesterday’s third Test victory over world champions South Africa, the South African Rugby Football Union has announced.
The International Rugby Board are investigating South Africa’s protest against the suspension of Bakkies Botha during yesterday’s third Test against the British and Irish Lions.
British and Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been cited for alleged dangerous play during the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Sat, 04 Jul, 2009
British and Irish Lions captain Paul O’Connell hailed his team’s ability to dig deep after they concluded their tour of South Africa with an emphatic victory over the world champions at Ellis Park.
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South Africa’s players made a protest in support of banned Springboks lock Bakkies Botha in today’s third Test against the British and Irish Lions at Ellis Park.
Phil Vickery has revealed he is looking forward to tomorrow’s third Test against South Africa – his last appearance in a British and Irish Lions jersey – more than any other game of his career.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2009
Ian McGeechan has backed a much-changed British and Irish Lions team to produce another combative performance in tomorrow’s Test series finale against South Africa at Ellis Park.
South Africa forward Schalk Burger has reacted to his eight-week suspension by insisting: “I am not a rugby thug.”
Thu, 02 Jul, 2009
Peter de Villiers has made 10 changes to his South Africa side to face the British and Irish Lions in the third Test at Ellis Park on Saturday.
British and Irish Lions boss Ian McGeechan has made wholesale changes for Saturday's final Test against world champions South Africa.
Wounded captain Paul O’Connell insisted the pride his men have in their jersey will galvanise the British and Irish Lions for one final assault on South Africa.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2009
British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree has backed Brian O’Driscoll’s condemnation of comments made by South Africa boss Peter de Villiers that he appeared to condone eye gouging.
Brian O’Driscoll has blasted South Africa coach Peter de Villiers following controversial comments that suggested the Springboks boss condoned eye-gouging.
South Africa have confirmed they will appeal against Bakkies Botha's two-week ban for dangerous charging.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2009
Brian O’Driscoll has become the latest tour-ending casualty for the British and Irish Lions in South Africa.
South Africa appear unlikely to appeal the eight-week ban handed to Schalk Burger for eye-gouging.
Stephen Jones urged the British and Irish Lions to produce one final push and end their tour of South Africa on a high with victory over the Springboks in Saturday’s third and final Test.
Coach Peter de Villiers has scoffed at suggestions that he might be a weakness in South Africa’s armoury.
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has defended flanker Schalk Burger following his eight-week ban.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
Ian McGeechan has called on the power-brokers of northern hemisphere rugby to throw their full support behind the British and Irish Lions.
South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has been suspended for eight weeks after being cited for gouging the eyes of British and Irish Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald.
Mike Phillips has slammed the “punching and gouging” Springboks as the British and Irish Lions painfully licked their wounds today following one of Test rugby’s most ferocious matches.
South Africa lock Bakkies Botha was tonight banned for two weeks following an incident in yesterday’s second Test against the British and Irish Lions.
Sun, 28 Jun, 2009
Ian McGeechan has voiced his displeasure over alleged eye-gouging by South Africa flanker Schalk Burger on British and Irish Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald.
Doctor James Robson described yesterday’s second Test against South Africa as “brutal” after it left five of the British and Irish Lions in hospital.
British and Irish Lions head coach Ian McGeechan admitted yesterday’s heartbreaking last-gasp defeat to South Africa was one of the biggest disappointments of his rugby career.
British and Irish Lions props Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones have both been ruled out of next weekend’s third Test against South Africa.
Luke Fitzgerald insisted South Africa flanker Schalk Burger should have been sent off for eye-gouging him less than 30 seconds into the second Test.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
Two South African forwards will face disciplinary hearings tomorrow after being cited for alleged foul play following today’s second Test victory over the British and Irish Lions at Loftus Versfeld.
British and Irish Lions boss Ian McGeechan claimed his team “didn’t deserve” to be 2-0 down after world champions South Africa took Test series glory at Loftus Versfeld.
Captain Paul O’Connell could not conceal his disappointment as the British and Irish Lions suffered late heartbreak to lose the second Test 28-25 as South Africa took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
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The British and Irish Lions made five changes – three of them in a reinforced pack – for the crunch second Test against South Africa at Loftus Versfeld.
Warren Gatland has backed the British and Irish Lions to cope with South Africa’s “bully mentality” in a crunch second Test showdown at Loftus Versfeld tomorrow.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2009
Brian O’Driscoll has demanded the British and Irish Lions come out all guns blazing against South Africa in tomorrow’s second Test at Loftus Versfeld.
Adam Jones was told by Phil Vickery to “make sure you stuff him” after being picked to face ’The Beast’ in Saturday’s second Test against South Africa.
Thu, 25 Jun, 2009
Wales full-back Lee Byrne’s British and Irish Lions tour is over.
The Lions coaching staff have named seven Irish players in the starting 15 for Saturday's second test against South Africa in Pretoria.
The Lions coaching staff are due to announce their team today for this weekend's second test against South Africa in Pretoria.
Bryan Habana has warned South Africa should not pitch up at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday thinking the high altitude alone will help them overcome the British and Irish Lions in the second Test.
Former South Africa captain Gary Teichmann has warned the British and Irish Lions will have to improve by at least 30% if they are to level the Test series on Saturday.
Bryan Habana is hoping that South Africa will rectify the defensive errors made in the first Test against the British and Irish Lions when they take on the tourists in a potential series-decider in Pretoria this week.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2009
Luke Fitzgerald claims he is “pretty relaxed” about possible British and Irish Lions Test selection after putting himself in the frame for Pretoria.
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