FACTBOX-Rugby-South Africa v British & Irish Lions – second test


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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Key facts on Saturday's first test between South Africa and British & Irish Lions:

When: July 31, 6 p.m. (1600 GMT)

Where: Cape Town Stadium (no spectators)

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Mathieu Raynal (France)

TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA

Coach: Jacques Nienaber

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team: 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-Jasper Wiese, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi (capt), 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Trevor Nyakane, 18-Vincent Koch, 19-Lood de Jager, 20-Marco van Staden, 21-Kwagga Smith, 22-Herschel Jantjies, 23-Damian Willemse

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

Coach: Warren Gatland

Captain: Alun Wyn Jones

Team: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Chris Harris, 12-Robbie Henshaw, 11-Duhan van der Merwe, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Conor Murray, 8-Jack Conan, 7-Tom Curry, 6-Courtney Lawes, 5-Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4-Maro Itoje, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 2-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1-Mako Vunipola

Replacements: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Rory Sutherland, 18-Kyle Sinckler, 19-Tadhg Beirne, 20-Taulupe Faletau, 21-Ali Price, 22-Owen Farrell, 23-Elliot Daly

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 47

South Africa wins: 23

Draws: 6

British & Irish Lions wins: 18

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2021 Soith Africa 19-22 British & Irish Lions Cape Town

2009 South Africa 9-28 British & Irish Lions Johannesburg

2009 South Africa 28-25 British & Irish Lions Pretoria

2009 South Africa 26-21 British & Irish Lions Durban

1997 South Africa 35-16 British & Irish Lions Johannesburg

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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