'He's a real standout leader for me' - Paul O'Connell's pick to lead the Lions
Paul O’Connell views England captain Owen Farrell as the outstanding candidate to lead the British and Irish Lions against South Africa this summer.
'Out of 80 minutes you see 25 minutes of rugby and that's a problem': Former Springbok coach blasts standard of South African domestic play
Lions issue official statement as report casts doubt on future of summer South Africa tour
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Erasmus says timing is 'perfect' as Pro14 confirm new Rainbow Cup competition with South African teams
The Lions, who are officially known as the Emirates Lions for sponsorship purposes, are a rugby union side who are based in Johannesburg and played in Super Rugby until the 2020 season. Also known as the Cats between the 1998 and 2005 seasons, the team had a chequered history with the competition. Although they finished bottom of the table six times, they also reached the semi-finals five times and the final three times. Sadly though, they lost on all three occasions.
Read on to discover even more about the Lions Rugby side. On this page you’ll find a detailed history of the team as well as their upcoming fixtures and latest result