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Coverage of the International Rugby Union Friendlies clash between South Africa and Lions.
Next Game: South Africa vs. British and Irish Lions - Saturday, August 7 at 5pm in International Rugby Union Friendlies
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Sale's Faf De Klerk hits the post with a penalty against Bristol on May 3, 2019
South Africa duo Faf De Klerk and Pieter-Steph Du Toit ruled out of Lions Test
The Springboks levelled the series by winning the second Test 27-9.
13:57
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Lions make six changes for South Africa decider
Stuart Hogg and Anthony Watson have made way for the Welsh duo for Saturday's third Test against South Africa.
12:00
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus and South Africa Rugby summoned to misconduct hearing
The Springboks' director of rugby came out fighting after his side's first Test defeat by the British and Irish Lions.
20:53
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Five Lions players pushing for starts in South Africa series decider
The likes of Liam Williams, Josh Adams and Wyn Jones are options.
15:33
South Africa's Lukhanyo Am celebrates scoring their second try with Faf De Klerk against the Lions on July 31, 2021
South Africa defend conservative game plan amid criticism
The Springboks crushed the British and Irish Lions 27-9 at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday to take the series to a decider.
Aug 2, 13:48
The British and Irish Lions celebrate beating South Africa on July 24, 2021
How have the Lions fared in previous South Africa deciders?
This is the third successive Lions tour where the series is still up for grabs in the final Test.
Aug 2, 13:45
The British and Irish Lions celebrate beating South Africa on July 24, 2021
Alun Wyn Jones: 'We will be a different beast in decider'
The Springboks made it 1-1 in the series with a convincing second-Test victory on Saturday.
Aug 1, 23:44
Kyle Sinckler in England training March 6, 2020
Kyle Sinckler facing lengthy ban for biting incident?
The incident is alleged to have taken place during a ruck in the 64th minute of the 27-9 loss to South Africa.
Aug 1, 19:37
Duane Vermeulen during the South African national rugby team training session at Peoples Park on September 01, 2015
Duane Vermeulen returns to South Africa squad
The 35-year-old powerhouse loose-forward appears ready to win his fitness race after ankle surgery.
Aug 1, 14:02
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Five talking points from the British and Irish Lions' defeat to South Africa
The citing commissioner will be kept busy.
Aug 1, 12:49
Scotland's Stuart Hogg pictured in February 2020
Stuart Hogg denies biting South Africa's Willie Le Roux
Footage and stills of the incident have been circulated on social media.
Aug 1, 11:12
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Jacques Nienaber takes his hat off to South Africa after second Test win
The hosts battered the Lions 27-9 in Cape Town to level the series at one win apiece, and tee up a decisive third Test next Saturday.
Jul 31, 21:32
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Warren Gatland warns Lions to prepare for "cup final" in series decider
The Lions had led 9-6 at half-time of the second Test with South Africa.
Jul 31, 21:32
South Africa's Lukhanyo Am celebrates scoring their second try with Faf De Klerk against the Lions on July 31, 2021
Result: South Africa set up series decider with Lions after second Test victory
Unlike in the first Test that was lost 22-17, the 'Bomb Squad' had the desired impact from the bench for South Africa.
Jul 31, 20:02
British and Irish Lions' Robbie Henshaw celebrates scoring a try on June 26, 2021
Robbie Henshaw: 'Lions are prepared for South Africa backlash'
The Lions can secure a series victory with a win in the second Test in Cape Town.
Jul 30, 22:21
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
South Africa duo back Rassie Erasmus's referee claims
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi had his say on the performance of Nic Berry and assistant coach Stick accused the Lions of starting the war of words.
Jul 30, 14:50
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Lions taking lessons from 1974 series ahead of South Africa battle
A 22-17 win in the first Test has left the Lions on the brink of history.
Jul 30, 14:49
The British and Irish Lions celebrate beating South Africa on July 24, 2021
Five talking points ahead of the Lions' second South Africa Test
Victory would give Warren Gatland's men an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Jul 30, 13:03
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Australia rugby chiefs condemn Rassie Erasmus's "unacceptable" Nic Berry rant
The Springboks were left frustrated by several refereeing decisions by Nic Berry in last weekend's first Test.
Jul 30, 11:05
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Lions not concerned about Rassie Erasmus influence on officials
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus launched an extraordinary video rant in response to official Nic Berry's first-Test performance.
Jul 30, 10:52

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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