British and Irish Lions 2021 tour fixtures, dates and TV channel with world champions South Africa lying in wait

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.


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: TBC
    • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
    • Kick-off time: 7pm
    • Venue: Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
    • Kick-off time: 7pm
    • Venue: Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
    • Kick-off time: 7pm
    • Venue: Durban, Jonsson Kings Park
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
    • Kick-off time: 7pm
    • Venue: Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit), Mbombela Stadium
    • TV channel: Sky Sports
    • Kick-off time: 7pm
    • Venue: Pretoria, Loftus Versfeld
    • TV channel: Sky Sports

    South Africa vs Lions tests

    • Saturday July 24 – South Africa vs British and Irish Lions
      • Kick-off time: 7pm
      • Venue: Johannesburg, FNB Stadium
      • TV channel: Sky Sports
      • Kick-off time: 7pm
      • Venue: Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium
      • TV channel: Sky Sports
      • Kick-off time: 7pm
      • Venue: Johannesburg, Emirate Airline Park
      • 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

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