second test, last score and updates in Cape Town – .

second test, last score and updates in Cape Town – .

British and Irish Lions in numbers

The British and Irish Lions are looking to win the touring series with a victory in the second test against South Africa in Cape Town. A brutal first test saw Warren Gatland’s men win with a dazzling victory after a rally in the second half.

And now the pressure is on the Springboks to respond, although there is great tension ahead of the second meeting after comments from Boks captain Siya Kolisi, who claimed he felt disrespectful by the Referee Nic Berry: “I didn’t feel respected and I feel didn’t have a fair chance.

Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick’s comments fanned the flames ahead of kick-off, Lions center Robbie Henshaw maintains the side expects an injured South Africa to move the ball further in this which promises to be a moving encounter.

“It will be a huge challenge for us again. They’re going to be emotionally motivated, ”Henshaw told reporters. “Back to the wall, it’s a dangerous team. And we know it. They are going to be well prepared for it. We just have to be prepared to match their might and the fire they are going to bring. They might want to play a bit more, get their dangerous men to touch the ball more. We have to be ready for it. There might be new trick sets, things we haven’t seen.

Follow live updates from Cape Town in the second test with South Africa in a must-see storyline and Gatland Lions in a victory of greatness.


South Africa 6-9 Lions, 40 minutes

The siren sounds as we finally find some stability, but South Africans crave one more charge in the Red Sea. They are swept away by the rapidly approaching tide and Faf de Klerk says “enough of that”, nudging everyone into the tunnel over the sideline.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 6:04 PM

South Africa 6-9 Lions, 39 minutes

Crikey, even the scrum is messier than Jackson Pollock’s easel. Just a reset, says Ben O’Keeffe, as the props fold over onto each other.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 6:03 PM

South Africa 6-9 Lions, 38 minutes

Both teams are struggling to find momentum in a game that has become very disjointed. The best option for both of them right now is to shoot the ball skyward, as they are doing with increasing regularity. Duhan van der Merwe appears to unleash some sort of Mortal Kombat’s flying punch on the ball as he doesn’t grab quite correctly despite being in a good position to claim the final lift. Knock-on, South African scrum.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 6:03 PM

SADNESS! South Africa 6-9 LIONS (Dan Biggar penalty, 37 minutes)

Popped with little noise at close range by Dan Biggar. The Lions lead, again, with both teams restored to 15.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 6:01 PM

South Africa 6-6 Lions, 36 minutes

The decision on the pitch is not an attempt – Ben O’Keeffe believes Henshaw has struck. Siya Kolisi did it so well, managing to put her arm under the ball as the cross tumbles over the line. Henshaw thinks he scored, but Kolisi was pretty much able to keep the ball out of the line and then dislodge it.
And there’s nothing about the Klerk / Conor Murray Faf incident either. A brief check with the TMO now, but O’Keeffe says Marius Jonker has already reviewed it.
There will be a penalty to the Lions for an unarmed tackle from Bongi Mbonambi.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 6:00 PM

South Africa 6-6 Lions, 36 minutes

To try? Yellow card? Red card? Everything happens !
It’s chaos in Cape Town as Faf de Klerk appears to punch Conor Murray high in the tackle, before a smart chip is picked up by Robbie Henshaw, who could have either scored or punched. Marius Jonker has a lot to see …
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 5:56 PM

South Africa 6-6 Lions, 34 minutes

Fly! Exceptional by Franco Mostert, rising just in time to put a finger or two on Luke Cowan-Dickie’s throw before Courtney Lawes’ hands could come together.
Eben Etzebeth recovers the tumbling ball but is pushed back over his own line. Duhan van der Merwe is back as the Lions set up a five-yard scrum.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 5:55 PM

South Africa 6-6 Lions, 33 minutes

The Lions regain possession of the ball in the South African half, but Makazole Mapimpi believes he has scored another turnaround as Tadhg Furlong is knocked down. This time, however, he just strayed before hanging on – Lions penalty, kicked for a corner.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 5:53 PM

SADNESS! SOUTH AFRICA 6-6 Lions (Handre Pollard penalty, 31 minutes)

Hit clean, but from quite far on the corner … it’s there! A nice kick from Pollard, putting in just enough to clear the wide crossbar to the right. The level anchor once again.
Harry Latham-CoyleJuly 31, 2021 5:52 PM

British and Irish Lions’ Conor Murray, above, is tackled late by South African Cheslin Kolbe


Referee Ben O’Keeffe shows British and Irish Lions Duhan van der Merwe a yellow card


Jack RathbornJuly 31, 2021 5:51 PM


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