British and Irish Lions vs South Africa LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel as Wyn Jones OUT – First Test latest updates

Live BlogBOKS TO THE WALL 19:52, 24 Jul 2021Updated: 19:52, 24 Jul 2021THE BRITISH and Irish Lions staged a superb second half fightback to win the opening match of their three-game series with South Africa. After a hard-fought opening 40 minutes, the Boks led 12-3 with Handre Pollard kicking four penalties. But Warren Gatland’s men…

British and Irish Lions vs South Africa LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel as Wyn Jones OUT – First Test latest updates

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THE BRITISH and Irish Lions staged an exceptional 2nd half fightback to win the opening match of their three-game series with South Africa.

After a hard-fought opening 40 minutes, the Boks led 12 -3 with Handre Pollard kicking 4 charges.

However Warren Gatland’s guys came out from the break a brand-new group, with Luke Cowan-Dickie reviewing prior to Dan Biggar got to deal with 3 charges of his own.

There was late drama with the TMO prohibiting a shot from Damian de Allende after a knock-on, however the Lions held company.

  • Last rating: South Africa 17-22 British and Irish Lions

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    That’s all from us this evening as the British & Irish Lions took a 1-0 series lead versus World Champions South Africa with a 22-17 triumph in Cape Town.

    Warren Gatland’s Lions tracked 12 -3 at the break however scored 19 points in the 2nd half and yielded simply 5 to make a tough combated success.

    Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie offered the Lions the best start after half time as he touched down from a rolling trample 3 minutes after the reboot.

    Faf de Klerk then scored for the Springboks who likewise had attempts from Willie Le Roux and Makazole Mapimpi controversially eliminated by the TMO.

    The Lions endured though and Owen Farrell’s penalty shot 2 minutes from time indicated the Boks required a shot to level the video game which in the end they could not discover.

    A fantastic turnover at the breakdown by Maro Itoje after the clock had actually reddened enabled Stuart Hogg to kick the ball into touch and seal a popular win for the Lions.

    Successive is the 2nd Test in between the 2 sides in Cape Town a week today.

    Once again that a person is a 5pm (UK time) begin however that’s all from us in the meantime.

    Thanks for joining us, it’s been a satisfaction.

  • WARREN’S WORDS

    And this is what the Lions head coach Warren Gatland needs to state after today’s triumph:

    ” 6 out of 10 for the very first half and a 9 out of 10 for the 2nd half so I do not understand what that amounts to, perhaps 7 and a half [or] 8 out of 10.

    ” We sort of seem like there’s still more in us, we feel that we can improve as a group and be more precise.

    ” These Check matches versus South Africa are constantly hard and you might see right from that start there that it was exceptionally physical because very first 10 minutes.

    ” However [I’m] truly happy with the kids and pleased with the efficiency and it’s a terrific start for the Lions.”

  • SIYA SPEAKS

    Here are the full-time ideas of South Africa skipper Siya Kolisi:

    ” We enjoyed at the break however I believe we understood that someplace along the line they [the Lions] were going to get some energy.

    ” And after that really they kept their energy, they didn’t decrease.

    ” We simply required to get that momentum in some way in the video game however yeah we could not acquire it in the 2nd half.”

  • OUR GUY IN THE GROUND

    The Sun’s Jonny Fordham records the minute the full-time whistle blew in Cape Town.

  • ” WE’VE GOT A LOT MORE TO OFFER”

    Speaking after the very first Test win Courtney Lawes believes the Lions are only simply getting going.

    ” The young boys are truly thrilled.

    ” Clearly it’s excellent to begin the series however I believe we understand we have actually got a lot more to offer which is most likely the amazing part about it.

    ” So I believe we’re all eagerly anticipating next week and ripping in once again.”

  • FULL-TIME SCENES

    The 2 sides pay regard to each other after 80 minutes of tough battled and physical rugby.

    In simply 7 days they’ll be back in the Cape Town Arena to do all of it over once again.

  • MALE OF THE MATCH RESPONDS

    Here are the full-time ideas of male of the match Maro Itoje:

    ” The 2nd half was a terrific resurgence however you understand we do not wish to get ahead of ourselves.

    ” We wish to come out here and win the series so we need to go out and do business next week and fingers crossed after that we can be more light hearted.”

  • STAT ATTACK

    After entering at the break 2nd finest in regards to the ownership and territorial video game, the Lions turned things round entirely in the 2nd duration.

    The kicking video game significantly enhanced in the 2nd half and assisted the Lions control both ownership and area that in the end assisted them to win the video game.

  • THE DISTINCTION

    The Lions yielded simply 2 charges in the 2nd half after offering 6 away in the very first 40 minutes.

    By contrast the Springboks yielded 8 attempts after the break, handing the Lions the opportunities to rating.

  • ONE DOWN 2 TO GO

    The Lions collect in a huddle at full-time to commemorate their win.

    They understand the Series is not over yet however they will delight in tonight prior to preparation begins for the 2nd Test a week today.

  • SKIPPER SPEAKS

    Here are the full-time ideas of Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones:

    ” Yeah I believe it was absolutely yummy, I might feel it in the very first twenty [minutes].

    ” I believe the kicking video game most likely took hold and the set piece ended up being more common towards the latter phases of the video game.

    ” South Africa didn’t dissatisfy and the scoreline represents that.”

  • LIONS TAKE SERIES LEAD

    Here’s the minute the British and Irish Lions took a 1-0 lead in the 3 match Test series versus the Springboks.

    The series is far from over however winning the very first video game is a big action to making it 3 series unbeaten for the Lions after winning in Australia in 2013 and attracting New Zealand 4 years back.

    FULL-TIME!

    The British & Irish Lions win their very first Test versus South Africa, with ball game line ending up 17-22

    See the live response on Sky Sports Centerpiece pic.twitter.com/KiBbyApnkM

    — Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) July 24, 2021

  • FULL-TIME WHISTLE

    That’s what it suggests to get one over the World Champions by themselves spot.

  • FEET: SOUTH AFRICA 17-22 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    Speak about a video game of 2 halves.

    In the very first half it was the Lions who were under the cosh yielding charges in their own twenty-two however after the break the functions were reversed totally.

    The Boks could not manage the Lions pressure and were pushed into yielding charges within kicking range.

    The house side will feel unfortunate after having actually 2 attempts dismissed by the TMO however the Lions will not care.

    They understand if they win next week then the series is won!

  • PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THAT’S FULL-TIME!

    SOUTH AFRICA 17-22 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS!

    WHAT A VIDEO GAME!

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-22 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    80 The siren sounds to signify completion of the 80 minutes.

    It enjoys the tenth stage however the ball is turned over by the Lions!

    Maro Itoje what a turnover!

    That’s video game over!

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-22 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    79 The video game is far from over however as the Springboks WIN the contest from their own reboot.

    They’re established simply outside the Lions twenty-two.

    This is it!

  • CHARGE SCORED!

    THE LIONS LEAD BY 5!

    A CHARGE ISUNSATISFACTORY FOR SOUTH AFRICA!

    THEY PATH BY A SHOT!

    SOUTH AFRICA 17-22 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    77 LIONS CHARGE!

    Pieter-Steph du Toit is punished by referee Nic Berry.

    It’s the seventh charge the Boks have actually yielded in the 2nd half compared to simply one by the Lions.

    It’s Farrell’s very first kick of the match and what a substantial one it is!

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    76 Once again a high kick from the Lions triggers the Springboks difficulty.

    Farrell’s up-and-under isn’t easily collected by Hershel Jantjies however the Boks endure.

    Jantjies recuperates to clear his lines and discover touch 10 metres outside the South African twenty-two.

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    75 South Africa sub.

    Hershel Jantjies is on for Faf de Klerk.

    Dan Biggar is likewise verified to be remaining off the pitch after his head injury evaluation.

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    74 This is great video game management by the Lions.

    Once again a high kick by Murray requires a managing mistake as Mapimpi spills forward as he attempts to collect the ball.

    It will be a Lions put in to the scrum midway inside the South Africa half.

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    73 Lions replacement.

    After a massive effort Courtney Lawes is changed for the last 7 minutes by Tadhg Beirne.

  • SOUTH AFRICA 17-19 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    72 The replays reveal that Cheslin Kolbe palms the ball forward in the lead approximately the shot.

    It’s a fortunate escape for the Lions however they have actually still got 8 minutes delegated make it through.

  • SHOT PROHIBITED!

    CHESLIN KOLBE KNOCKS IT ON!

    THE LIONS GET AWAY WITH IT!

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