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Live Reporting

Becky Grey and Sarah Rendell

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    FT: South Africa 17-22 British and Irish Lions

    That's all from us for today.

    For all you need to know about the Lions' opening win, check out Mike Henson's match report.

    And BBC Radio 5 Live's Rugby Union Weekly podcast will be out on Monday as per usual for all the reaction.

    Other than that, we'll see you here same time and same place next Saturday.

  2. Tale of the game

    FT: South Africa 17-22 British and Irish Lions

    It began with ill-discipline as the Lions conceded penalties and Handre Pollard kicked them over...

    Pollard

    The visitors rallied and Luke Cowan-Dickie put a poor first-half display behind him to dot down...

    cowan-dickie

    The wounded Springboks hit back after Willie Le Roux's try was chalked off before Faf de Klerk scored...

    Faf

    In the end, the hosts began to tire and lose the high-ball battle as Owen Farrell struck the winning blow...

    Faz

    One down, two to go...

  3. Post update

    FT: South Africa 17-22 British and Irish Lions

    That's about all from us, here's a quick reminder of what went down in that match before we go.

  4. 'I'm absolutely thrilled'

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    Ugo Monye

    2009 Lions winger Ugo Monye

    I am absolutely thrilled with that. It felt a tour that felt cursed a few weeks ago is starting to get together

    We took apart South Africa completely.

    Adam Jones said 3-0, who am I to disagree with him?

  5. 'You have to look at changes'

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    Brian O'Driscoll

    Former Lions captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    I feel for Elliot Daly it didn't come off for him. It's even worse when you give away penalties. Then you get smashed, nothing he did worked out for him.

    He was fortunate that he managed to get back on at the end of the game with some nice touches.

    In the balance on how the lions were trying to play the game... maybe the combination is Harris and Henshaw or Aki and Henshaw.

    We will also have to look at Biggar's HIA.

  6. 'South Africa will be stronger'

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    More from Gatland: "They have had their own challenges with players not taking a full part in training.

    "A little like us, with two games a week it is quite hard to prepare for an international.

    "I expect that they will be a lot stronger in the next two matches."

  7. 'Beating the world champions is special'

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    More from head coach Gatland: "It is definitely up there. Any Lions Test victory is special. It has been a challenge. We've worked hard.

    "Having been down and fighting back into the game was the most pleasing thing.

    "To beat the world champions first up in their own back yard is really special."

  8. 'I'm a big Farrell fan'

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    Brian O'Driscoll

    Former Lions captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Owen Farrell is ready for that environment. This is where he thrives. Having been on a tour with him before I am a big Farrell fan. Even if he isn't in the best form.

    I think Ali Price was okay today. I thought he delivered pretty well. He didn't get too much of an opportunity to attack the ruck. I need to see the game a second time to see the level of performance delivered.

  9. 'Outstanding' Lawes and Itoje

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    British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland said: "Maro [Itoje] was immense and both he and Courtney Lawes had outstanding games. Then we had some decisions to make about bringing players on and we got those right, but certainly those two were very good.

    "We are incredibly pleased with Jack's [Conan] performance and it was solid. He's like a sponge, in terms of gaining knowledge and he asks good questions.

    "I know he was incredibly nervous about the first game he played but this week he seemed a lot calmer and assured. It has given him confidence."

  10. 'Second Test will be ferocious'

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    Brian O'Driscoll

    Former Lions captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    There was no thought of posts, to the corner and they backed themselves. They said we are going to need a try to swing the momentum back in our favour. It felt more than a seven-pointer. That's the difference between the best teams at the top of their games

    The second Test is going to be more ferocious than the first half was today!

  11. 'A couple of calls' could have gone either way - Gatland

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    British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland said: "A bounce of the ball could have gone either way, and a couple of calls as well.

    "If they had been different it might have affected the result. We are happy with how we defended and we don't think they created a lot of attacking opportunities.

    "Winning the game means, whatever happens, the series will go to the last weekend which keeps everyone engaged."

    Players compete for the ball
  12. 'I couldn't believe what I was watching'

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    Brian O'Driscoll

    Former Lions captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    I couldn't believe what I was watching. It is the ultimate tale of a game of two halves. We couldn't fire a shot and the Boks couldn't do a thing wrong and then it turned around.

    They [the Lions] earnt the right to get that luck. it's game on now, the Boks will be better after that but they will be stewing that they lost a nine-point lead.

  13. 'There is a lot we need to work on' - Kolisi

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    Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi says his side made too many mistakes but will be better in the second Test.

    "We started well in the first half," said the flanker. "We controlled the set-pieces and everything. In the second half we missed opportunities, we knocked on the ball.

    "There is a lot we need to work on. We could have done better. We made mistakes. We can come back stronger, we have got another game under our belts."

    Siya Kolisi
  14. 'South Africa will be hurt from this' - Gatland

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    "They will be hurt from this because they are an incredibly proud nation and world champions," Gatland said.

    "The message to the players, it wasn't just about the 23. This is an incredibly tight group of players and the non-23 did a good job this week of helping prepare.

    "The victory was about the whole squad."

  15. 'Lions out-muscled the muscle men'

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    Bobby Skinstad

    Former South Africa captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Fair play Lions. Courtney Lawes was very quiet in the first half but great in the second half.

    [South Africa captain] Kolisi did well in his contributions but he couldn't convert that into tries.

    I thought there were opportunities for the Springboks to close out the game. I give credit to the Lions. I don't like saying this, but I think the Lions out-muscled the muscle men in the second half

  16. 'Players have to force Gatland's hand'

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    Ugo Monye

    2009 Lions winger Ugo Monye

    The players who weren't picked they will have to force Gatland's hand. Will playing well in a training session be better than beating the Boks?

  17. 'We may look at different combinations' - Gatland

    FT: South Africa 17-22 British and Irish Lions

    "We may look at different combinations going out and doing a job for us next week," Gatland said.

    He said they will take a look at some individual players, suggesting there could be some team changes before next Saturday's second Test.

  18. 'Raucous' changing room - Gatland

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    "The changing room is pretty raucous," Warren Gatland tells Sky Sports.

    Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje both did post-match interviews and were both pretty stony faced as they looked to the next two Tests, but apparently it's a bit more fun behind closed doors.

  19. 'One of the best matches I've watched in a long time'

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    John Barclay

    Former Scotland captain on BBC 5 Live

    There were a couple of obvious stand out performers, Lawes and Itoje.

    The error count was so low, what makes a Test match, you looked at it and it was settled on discipline. Gatland, that's why he is the coach he is.

    One of the best games I have watched in a long time

    Lawes