It’s rugby’s ultimate adventure, the greatest tour of all. Welcome to The British Irish Lions Tour to South Africa 2021. Every four years the very best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales unite as one to undertake a truly remarkable journey. In 2021, they will come to South Africa and the ‘Sea of Red’ will sweep across each ground and city.
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. Start your Free live Sport Trial Now
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.
|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|
All Lions tour matches will be shown live on TV.
Sky Sports won the television broadcast rights to the 2021 Lions tour of South Africa and will show all the action live through one or more of its dedicated channels.
Sky Sports packages cost upwards of £18 per month for individual channels for existing Sky customers, while the complete sports package costs £25 per month.