Lions Tour

Schalk to get equal treatment

Tom Croft has a great deal of respect for Schalk Burger, but no more than he has for any of the other members of the Springbok loose trio.

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Saru blames recession

SA Rugby acting MD Andy Marinos says Lions ticket prices were set before the credit crunch took effect.

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Byrne blues for tourists

Lee Byrne has been ruled out for the remainder of the British & Irish Lions’ tour due to a thumb injury.

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Lions favour Welsh heavies

Ian McGeechan has made five changes to his starting XV for the second Test at Loftus, with Adam Jones and Matthew Rees coming into the front row.

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Muir backs Jacobs rebound

Dick Muir insists that he has the utmost confidence in Adi Jacobs to improve defensively in the second Test against the British & Irish Lions.

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Shaw: I don’t fear my opponents

Veteran Lions lock Simon Shaw believes he’s been brought into the starting XV for the second Test to combat the physicality of the Bok second row.

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Geech relishing quick pitch

The Lions are looking forward to the Loftus conditions and have lamented theĀ  little rugby played against them on tour so far.

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