• Alun Wyn Jones warns South Africa that Lions still have ‘a few gears to go up’
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    Alun Wyn Jones warns South Africa that Lions still have ‘a few gears to go up’

    The tourists will be looking to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series in Cape Town this weekend.

  • Rugby-Jones expects Boks to revert to type and push for set-piece dominance
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    Rugby-Jones expects Boks to revert to type and push for set-piece dominance

    British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones expects wounded South Africa to put more emphasis on the set-piece in the second test as they try to wrestle control in the game and level the three-match series in Cape Town. The Springboks started the better in the opening match of the series and led 12-3 at halftime, but the Lions clawed their way back into the contest with scrum domination and an accurate kicking game that proved decisive in the final 22-17 scoreline. Jones believes the Boks will come flying out the blocks, and says the set-piece, especially with the hosts' 6-2 split on the bench between forwards and backs, means they are likely to focus heavily on what has traditionally been the strength of the team.

  • Today at the Games: Mallory Franklin and Matt Coward-Holley boost GB medal haul
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    Today at the Games: Mallory Franklin and Matt Coward-Holley boost GB medal haul

    Franklin’s canoe slalom silver and Coward-Holley’s shooting bronze took GB onto 18 medals at the end of day six.

  • US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn
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    US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn

    US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal DunnTeam have ‘scratched surface of what we can do’ at OlympicsAndonovski says sacrifices must be made to execute his plans Crystal Dunn battles for possession with Australia’s Mary Fowler (left) during the USA’s final group game at the Olympics. Photograph: Shinji Akagi/AFP/Getty Images