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Sinckler's Lions suffer defeat to South Africa 'A'

A second-half fightback from The British & Irish Lions fell just short at Cape Town Stadium as South Africa A handed Warren Gatland’s men their first defeat of the Tour.

It looked like a Test match on paper before the game and it played out like one on the field as tries from Sbu Nkosi and skipper Lukhanyo Am put South Africa A 17-3 ahead at half-time.

But yellow cards for Faf de Klerk and Marco van Staden just before the interval gave the Lions an opening and a Wyn Jones try plus a Farrell penalty after the restart closed the deficit.

The Lions continued to pile the pressure on South Africa A, whose starting line-up had 522 caps between them, but the men in green and gold held out to claim a hard-fought win.


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