The British Irish Lions 2021 will play a pre-tour match against Japan in Edinburgh followed by eight matches in South Africa, including three Tests against the Springboks . Here’s how to catch the match live in the UK on TV, mobile and online. The countdown to the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa is on.
Follow the British Irish Lions Rugby as they go head-to-head with the Japan , South Africa ‘A’ and the Springboks with a 2021 Lions Tour Rugby live stream .
British Irish Lions Rugby Live Stream
|Game||British Irish Lions vs South Africa|
|Date & time||24 July – 06 August 2021|
|Television||SKY NZ & Foxtel Now|
|Live Broadcast||Check here for stream live|
Lions head coach Warren Gatland has named an expanded 37-man squad for the eight-match tour of South Africa – culminating in three Tests against the world champions.
The Lions will begin their summer fixtures on familiar ground when Japan visit Murrayfield on Saturday 26 June 2021 before the South Africa tour begins the following week.
Fixtures against Super Rugby sides DHL Stormers, Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls will provide the tourists with the chance to get acclimatised before the three Tests.
There will also be fixtures against an Emirates Lions side and a South Africa A to fulfil for Gatland’s team, who will be led on the field by Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones.
How To Watch 2021 Lions Tour Live Online
Wow, what a game! I’m sure even the SA Rugby fans will relish the fact that this creates an almighty game in July . This could be the game of the century, let’s hope so. Sky’s coverage begins at time. The British & Irish Lions are touring South Africa , and it’s the last Test against the mighty Springboks to decide the series. Now check here 2021 Lions Tour Live game
How to Watch British and Irish Lions
Coverage of today’s match between the British and Irish Lions and the Blues.will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 (Sky channel 409, Sky HD 409, Virgin 501 and BT TV 437), with the pre-match build-up starting at 8am and kick-off set for 8.35am.
This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
British & Irish Lions 2021 TV Coverage
The British & Irish Lions 2021 will play a pre-tour match against Japan in Edinburgh followed by eight matches in South Africa, including three Tests against the Springboks.
The Test against Japan, on Saturday 26 June at BT Murrayfield, will be broadcast live on Channel 4 – the first time there has been live coverage of a Lions match on terrestrial television since the 1993 tour to New Zealand.
All eight matches in South Africa will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, who have had the rights to show the last six tours. The three Tests take place on successive Saturdays on 24 July, 31 July and 7 August.
South Africa Lions Tour 2021 Streaming Channels
- Sky Sports (UK)
- Fox Sports (Australia)
- Ten Play (Australia)
- Sky NZ (New Zealand)
- NBC Sports (USA)
- TSN (Canada)
- DAZN (Germany)
Is the Lions tour on Sky TV?
How to watch the Lions tour. Sky Sports has exclusive rights for the Lions tour 2021 . Times and TV schedules are yet to be revealed but you will need Sky Sports subscription to view the games. You can see the latest deals on Sky Sports here.
How to watch the British & Irish Lions Tour in the UK
If you don’t have Sky Sports then you can sign up in a few different ways to catch the action.
You can join Sky Sports from £49.50 per month
Alternatively if you already have Sky you can add the Sports package for £18 extra for the first 3 months
The best way to see the Lions play the All Blacks without subscribing to Sky is by getting a NOW TV pass. You can buy a day, week or month pass to Sky Sports to watch on your TV, phone and tablet.
At the moment you can get a whole month sport pass for £20 (usually £33.99!)
Who are the British and Irish Lions?
The British and Irish Lions are rugby union team made up of a selection of home nations players; these players represent the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
What is the British and Irish Lions 2021 schedule?
|26 June||British & Irish Lions vs Japan||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh|
|3 July||Lions vs British & Irish Lions||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg|
|7 July||Sharks vs British & Irish Lions||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg|
|10 July||Bulls vs British & Irish Lions||Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria|
|14 July||South Africa A vs British & Irish Lions||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town|
|17 July||Stormers vs British Irish Lions||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town|
|24 July||South Africa vs British & Irish Lions||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town|
|31 July||British & Irish Lions vs South Africa||FNB Stadium, Johannesburg|
|7 August||British & Irish Lions vs Springboks||FNB Stadium, Johannesburg|
Who are the British and Irish Lions 2021 coaches?
Head coach: Warren Gatland
Assistant coaches: Attack – Gregor Townsend; Forwards – Robin McBryde; Defence – Steve Tandy; Kicking – Neil Jenkins.
What happened on the last tour to South Africa?
South Africa won the first two Tests to clinch the series but the Lions roared back to win the third match in style.