This is when the British and Irish Lions tour begins – and how to watch it on TV Bedford News

The British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa is underway and the team will play their first game on South African soil on July 3.

Here’s the full list of Lions South Africa Tour 2021 fixtures – and how to watch on TV.

When does the Lions tour start?

The Lions began their summer games on familiar ground when Japan visited Murrayfield on Saturday, June 26, 2021, which saw Warren Gatland’s side claim a 28-10 victory over Japan.

The Gatland Lions will play against the Sigma Lions on Saturday, July 3 – one of five games they will play before the Tri-Test Series begins against the Springboks later this month.

The matches against the Super Rugby teams DHL Stormers, Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls will allow tourists to acclimatize before the three Tests.

Gatland’s side, which will be led on the pitch by Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones, will also have meetings against a South Africa A.

What is the full schedule of Lions Tour meetings?

British and Irish Lions tour dates and locations confirmed to date:

Saturday June 26 – Lions vs Japan – BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh – KO: 3pm (BST)

Saturday July 3 – Lions vs Emirates Lions – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – KO: 5 p.m. (BST)

Wednesday July 7th – Lions vs Cell C Sharks – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – KO: 7pm

Saturday July 10 – Lions vs Vodacom Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – KO: 5 p.m.

Wednesday July 14 – Lions vs South Africa A – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – KO: 7pm

Saturday July 17th – Lions vs DHL Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – KO: 5pm

Saturday July 24 – Lions vs South Africa – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – KO: 5 p.m.

Saturday July 31 – Lions vs South Africa – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – KO: 5 p.m.

Saturday August 7 – Lions vs South Africa – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – KO: 5 p.m.

How can I watch the Lions Tour on TV?

All games on the Lions Tour will be broadcast live on television.

Sky Sports has won the television broadcast rights to the 2021 Lions South Africa tour and will be televising all the action live on one or more of its dedicated channels.

Sky Sports packages cost over £ 18 per month for individual channels of existing Sky customers, while the full sports package costs £ 25 per month.

Matches can also be streamed wirelessly through the TalkSport radio station.

Channel 4 has the rights to the Lions pre-tour game against Japan and will broadcast highlights from the South African Tests. All4 will display highlights from all matches on the tour.

Who made the 2021 Lions tour team?

Alun Wyn Jones was named captain of the British and Irish Lions for the 2021 South Africa tour moments before the full squad was revealed. And There you go :

Back: Josh Adams, Bundee Aki, Dan Biggar, Elliot Daly, Gareth Davies, Owen Farrell, Chris Harris, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart Hogg, Conor Murray, Ali Price, Louis Rees-Zammit, Finn Russell, Duhan van der Merwe, Anthony Watson , Liam Williams.

Forwards: Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Zander Fagerson, Taulupe Faletau, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie George, Iain Henderson, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones (capt.), Wyn Jones, Courtney Lawes , Ken Owens, Kyle Sinckler, Sam Simmonds, Rory Sutherland, Justin Tipuric, Mako Vunipola, Hamish Watson.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-03 10:18:45

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