the British and Irish Lions overcame a halftime deficit to win the first Test against the Springboks at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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British and Irish Lions won 22-17 after falling 12-3 at halftime.

The teams will face off in the second test next Saturday also at Cape Town Stadium, with the third and final meeting scheduled for August 7.

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Players to watch

Winger Makazole Mapimpi has scored tries in six of his last eight international matches for South Africa, including their first team try in two of the most recent three. Excluding warm-ups, the Scottish winger Duhan van der Merwe has crossed the line in four of his last six internationals for Scotland or the Lions.

Hot statistics

Six of the last nine Lions Tests were decided by a margin of five points or less.

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TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Alternates: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Damian Willemse

British and Irish Lions

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14. Anthony Watson (England), 13. Elliot Daly (England), 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), 11. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland), 10. Dan Biggar (Wales ), 9. Ali Price (Scotland), 8. Jack Conan (Ireland), 7. Tom Curry (England), 6. Courtney Lawes (England), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain – Wales), 4. Maro Itoje (England), 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (England), 1. Rory Sutherland (Scotland)

Alternates: 16. Ken Owens (Wales), 17. Mako Vunipola (England), 18. Kyle Sinckler (England), 19. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland), 20. Hamish Watson (Scotland), 21. Conor Murray (Ireland ), 22. Owen Farrell (England), 23. Liam Williams (Wales)

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Source: www.thesouthafrican.com
This notice was published: 2021-07-24 18:00:13

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