• July 30, 2021

Exclusive: Siya Kolisi and Handre Pollard named in South Africa side for British and Irish Lions first Test in Cape Town

 Exclusive: Siya Kolisi and Handre Pollard named in South Africa side for British and Irish Lions first Test in Cape Town


South Africa captain Siya Kolisi will lead his country in Saturday’s first Test against the British and Irish Lions after overcoming COVID.

The Sharks flanker was one of 14 Springboks to test positive for coronavirus, forcing him to self-isolate in Johannesburg for 10 days.

South Africa have named a physical side for the opening Test against the British and Irish Lions

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South Africa have named a physical side for the opening Test against the British and Irish Lions

Wing Makazole Mapimpi and prop Ox Nche have also been selected to start for the world champions in Cape Town this weekend, having undergone medical screening due to being in similar positions.

Fly-half Handre Pollard, another of the Springboks who tested positive, will win his 50th cap.

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