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British and Irish Lions 2021 tour fixtures, dates and TV channel for South Africa tour – and are there any fans present?


THE British and Irish Lions will take to the skies and tour South Africa THIS summer for an eight-match tour.

Reigning world champions South Africa will play host for the epic tour, with five other match being player in different locations – but there will be NO fans present for any game.

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Maro Itoje was in top form when the Lions drew their test series with New Zealand in 2017[/caption]

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Taulupe Faletau has played himself back into Lions contention after a superb Six Nations[/caption]

When and where will the British and Irish Lions South Africa tour matches be played?

These are the dates and venues confirmed for the 2021 fixtures so far, including a one-off warm-up game on home soil:

  • Saturday June 26 – British and Irish Lions vs Japan
    • Kick-off time UK: 3pm
    • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • Saturday July 3 – Emirates Lions vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time UK: 5pm
    • Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • Wednesday July 7 – Cell C Sharks vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time UK: 7pm
    • Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • Saturday July 10 – Vodacom Bulls vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time UK: 5pm
    • Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • Wednesday 14th July – South Africa ‘A’ vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time UK: 7pm
    • Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • Saturday 17th July – DHL Stormers vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time UK: 5pm
    • Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
British & Irish Lions Itinerary For South Africa 2021 tour
British & Irish Lions Itinerary For South Africa 2021 tour

South Africa vs Lions tests

  • FIRST TEST: Saturday July 24 – South Africa vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time: 5pm
    • Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • SECOND TEST: Saturday July 31 – South Africa vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time: 5pm
    • Venue: Soccer City, Johannesburg
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
  • THIRD TEST: Saturday August 7 – South Africa vs British and Irish Lions
    • Kick-off time: 5pm
    • Venue: Soccer City, Johannesburg
    • TV channel: Sky Sports

In 2009, The Lions lost the test series 2-1 but after drawing their series against New Zealand in 2017, they’ll be hoping to repeat their victory in 1997.


What TV Channel will the games be on and can I live stream the series?

  • The 2021 Lions Tour TV rights have been snapped up by Sky Sports
  • The matches for the three-Test rugby union series will be shown live and exclusively on Sky in the UK
  • Sky Sports News will be reporting on the matches with information and content available on the Sky Sports App and via Sky Sports social channels

Will there be fans in the stadiums for the Lions vs South Africa tests?

No. The Lions tour with South Africa will have ZERO fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As with the rest of the world, the whole African continent has had an awful time with the pandemic and surges in cases have rendered it unsafe for supporters to be in South Africa for the tour.

The warm-up games against the regional sides will also have no fans.

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