BREAKING: British & Irish Lions forced into LATE change for Springbok 1st Test

British & Irish Lions loosehead prop Wyn Jones has been ruled out of Saturday's first Test against South Africa with a minor shoulder injury.

BREAKING: British & Irish Lions forced into LATE change for Springbok 1st Test

British & Irish Lions loosehead prop Wyn Jones has been ruled out of Saturday’s first Test against South Africa with a minor shoulder injury picked up in training on Thursday and will replaced in the starting XV by Rory Sutherland.

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Mako Vunipola comes into the matchday 23 to take his place on the bench.

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“It’s really bad luck for Wyn and we all feel for him missing out on tonight’s game,” said Warren Gatland, head coach of the British & Irish Lions.

“However, we’re confident he’ll be back in training next week and have no plans to bring in anyone else at this stage.”

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Kick-off at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 24 July is at 18:00.

TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Damian Willemse

British & Irish Lions

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14. Anthony Watson (England), 13. Elliot Daly (England), 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), 11. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland), 10. Dan Biggar (Wales), 9. Ali Price (Scotland), 8. Jack Conan (Ireland), 7. Tom Curry (England), 6. Courtney Lawes (England), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain – Wales), 4. Maro Itoje (England), 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (England), 1. Rory Sutherland (Scotland)

Substitutes: 16. Ken Owens (Wales), 17. Mako Vunipola (England), 18. Kyle Sinckler (England), 19. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland), 20. Hamish Watson (Scotland), 21. Conor Murray (Ireland), 22. Owen Farrell (England), 23. Liam Williams (Wales)

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WATCH: COVID-19 anti-vaxxers picket in Sea Point Promenade

A group of COVID-19 anti-vaxxers was seen picketing along the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town saying the pandemic is of satanic rituals.

WATCH: COVID-19 anti-vaxxers picket in Sea Point Promenade

A group of anti-vaxxers was spotted picketing along the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town over COVID-19 vaccine. The group was carrying placards and was reportedly saying the COVID-19 pandemic has to do with “satanic rituals” and that they want the government to “leave them alone”.

‘Anti-vaxxers’ is the colloquial term given to the minority of people who are openly opposed to getting vaccinations as part of a mass government roll-out. They claim their fears are legitimate, but often delve into a world of conspiracy theories and misinformation. 

WATCH: PICKET IN SEA POINT

RISE OF COVID-19 ANTI-VAXXERS IN SA

Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa turned his attention to the ‘anti-vaxxers’ of South Africa – as he aimed to ease fears about immunisation. Since the pandemic started fake news, disinformation and misinformation have been doing the rounds on social media, causing most to panic and fear the COVID-19 jab.

“There are still some in our country who are skeptical about vaccines, and there is much disinformation and conspiracy theories being spread about the COVID-19 vaccines.  Yet vaccines have been used to eradicate diseases such as smallpox and polio. Children get vaccinated routinely against many diseases such as mumps and measles-rubella,” Ramaphosa said.

In June, a company based in Cape Town incurred the wrath of social media users, after their anti-vaccine billboard was reported to city officials.

The sign, riddled with contempt for the scientific achievements made during this pandemic, told Capetonians to choose between getting the jab or honouring God. There is a reference to Bill Gates in there, and the billionaire has become a lightning rod for anti-vaccine conspiracists in the past 16 months or so.

The message read ‘no vaccines for us’ at the bottom, and gleefully peddles misinformation while seeking to discourage people from getting their vital inoculations. It was initially erected on Beach Road in Maitland, but one Capetonian has taken matters into her own hands – and ensured that the City of Cape Town was made aware of the

In their response to the complaint, COCT representatives say that the billboard DOES contravene the city’s by-laws. The business – which, funnily enough, specialises in PPE supplies – has also been forced to pay a fine for their indiscretions.

“The signboard is illegal as the owner has not applied for authorisation in terms of the City’s Outdoor Advertising and Signage By-law. The company has paid an admission of guilt fine and the City is currently liaising with the owner about the removal of the signboard.”

City of Cape Town

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