British & Irish Lions

South Africa claim series win over British & Irish Lions

After losing the opening Test, the world champions bounced back to claim the remaining matches as the Lions will head home licking their wounds.

Cheslin Kolbe scored South Africa’s only try while Handre Pollard added eight points and Steyn kicked two penalties in the latter stages in Cape Town.

For the Lions they crossed through Ken Owens while Finn Russell slotted a conversion and three penalty goals, but the touring outfit came up short.

Negative set of tests for British & Irish Lions

Hooker Jamie George will captain the Lions' third game on their South Africa tour as they meet the Sharks for a second time in four days, having romped past them 54-7 in Johannesburg on Thursday morning.

The Sharks are standing in for original opponents the Bulls after the Currie Cup champions suffered several Covid-19 infections and were left unable to field a team for the game at Loftus Versfeld.