The time has finally arrived.
After months of uncertainty surrounding the British and Irish Lions’ trip to South Africa, the first test match began today.
Warren Gatland’s tour group had to deal with the cancellation of the game and the Covid-19 outbreak, but today all these issues have been forgotten.
Cape Town is the venue for the coveted first game. After canceling the plan to head north to Johannesburg, Cape Town will also host the second and third games.
In fact, today’s conflict is so great that Warren Gatland called it the “hardest test choice” he participated in during his four tour experiences as a Lions coach.
The South African team, the World Cup champion, also made unsatisfactory preparations for this summer’s tour.
Since the World Cup final against England in November 2019 (beating Georgia 40-9 three weeks ago), Box has only played one test match.
After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the camps of the two countries, the originally scheduled second test for Georgians was cancelled. Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi was only one of many positive tests.
Warren Gatland (Warren Gatland) made many bold choices for his first test team, because the Lions hope to start the series with the world champion Springboks with a victory.
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