• South Africa and Lions need to salvage sport's honour after dispiriting week | Robert Kitson

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Rugby's values of sportmanship and respect are at stake in a divisive war which will have no long-term winners No one needs telling that a hugely significant, revealing game of rugby union is fast approaching. For both South Africa and the British & Irish Lions the practical implications of success and failure are obvious enough to require few Shakespearean speeches. Even more crucial, perhaps, will be whether the two sides can salvage what remains of the sport's honour at the end of a uniquely dispiriting week. Even beneath a clear blue Cape sky, there is an unusually rancorous feel in...
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