Lions in South Africa and Pumas in Argentina - check out what's been happening around the world in the latest Weekend Update
Lions take down the Lions
It was a successful first South African outing for the 2021 British and Irish Lions on Saturday night, as Warren Gatland’s men emerged with a comfortable victory over their namesakes from Johannesburg.
Ali Price impressed on his first start in the famous red jersey, providing razor-sharp service from the breakdown and crossing for his first try of the tour after a slick lineout move.
There was also reason to be cheerful for Zander Fagerson, as the tight-head came off the bench for the final 25 minutes to become the 848th player to represent the Lions in the touring side’s history.
July 2014 – gets to meet and train with rugby hero and Lion #773 Euan Murray ?
July 2021 – about to make his #LionsRugby debut ?@ZanderFagerson is ready to grab the opportunity with both hands as he prepares to pull on the famous red jersey for the first time ?
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) July 3, 2021
OH ALI PRICE ?
So crazy I remember him when he was in the academy. Young Bull
— Carlin Isles (@Carlin_Isles) July 4, 2021
Lion #848, @ZanderFagerson
Have a great tour Ali
— Craig Minto Chalmers (@Chick_Chalmers) July 4, 2021
Zander goes again
Tight-head Fagerson won’t have too long to wait until his second appearance for the Lions, either – the 25-year-old has been named to make his first start for the touring side in Wednesday’s clash with the Sharks.
It’ll be the first time that a Glasgow front-rower has started a match for the Lions in eight years, with Ryan Grant the last to do so on the 2013 tour to Australia.
TEAM NEWS ?
? @ZanderFagerson will make his first #LionsRugby start against the Sharks on Wednesday evening, becoming the first Glasgow front-rower since Gordon Bulloch to start a match for the men in red ?https://t.co/97Qso0HSaB
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) July 5, 2021
Argentina open account
It wasn’t just in the red of the Lions that Warriors were in action over the weekend, though – Enrique Pieretto and incoming signing Domingo Miotti both had parts to play in Argentina’s 24-17 victory over Romania on Saturday night.
Tight-head Pieretto – making his first international start since 2017 – was part of a pack that earned a penalty try, whilst fly-half Miotti came off the bench to convert the match-winning score with 10 minutes to play.
Vamos @kikepieretto y Domingo! ?
Enrique Pieretto really improved for @GlasgowWarriors as the season went on
He gets his reward with an international start – his first for nearly four years – for @lospumas on Saturday against Romania
¡Try de Los Pumas! Lo hizo el debutante mendocino Juan Martín González, el Puma #871 #PumasParaTodaLaVida
A solid outing for two of our Pumas this evening ?@kikepieretto contributing to a penalty try for Argentina ?
Once a Warrior…
Two former Warriors will also be jet-setting this summer, after their selection for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Folau Niua – a former Melrose 7s winner in Glasgow colours alongside countryman Carlin Isles – and Connor Braid will be representing USA and Canada respectively this summer, joining Robbie Fergusson in going for gold in Japan.
— USA Rugby (@USARugby) July 2, 2021
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) July 2, 2021
I want to thank God, my family, my friends, my agent, my teammates! We did it baby! I’m going to my second Olympics! pic.twitter.com/tZOQQfWV3x
— Carlin Isles (@Carlin_Isles) July 2, 2021
2️⃣ 3️⃣ Days…
— Rugby Canada (@RugbyCanada) June 30, 2021
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) June 30, 2021
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