Rugby Matters: First Test success vital for a winning series

There is always a special feel to the first Test of any Lions series in South Africa, a step into the unknown for the vast majority of those involved. All sorts of questions and hopes hang heavily in the air.
Can the Lions actually gel and put a proper performance together in the heat of battle and will the Boks be a little ring-rusty and vulnerable? These are the perennial questions even if on this occasion the ferocious South Africa A match in midweek felt like an unofficial Test and ‘ice breaker’ and would have provided mountains of food for thought for both camps. In that respect both...

Continue reading...

Access all our premium content from as little as 14p per day!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login