With the British and Irish Lions currently out in South Africa preparing for their three crucial test matches against the Springboks — the first of which will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on July 24th before they travel to Johannesburg for the final two matches on July 31st and August 7th — now seems like the perfect time to zone in on Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad, breaking it down by nation.
2021 British and Irish Lions dates and live stream
Dates: July 3 – August 7
Time: 17:00 BST/4.00 pm ET (Sky Live)
Next Test match: Saturday July 31 and August 7
Location: Johannesburg FNB Stadium
Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app
UK & Ireland live streams: Sky Sports
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The British & Irish Lions 2021 play eight matches on their tour of South Africa, including three Tests.
British & Irish Lions 2021 Fixtures
Keep track of the latest tour goings-on with our Lions 2021 latest news page and below is all the broadcast information you need to watch the action wherever you are in the world.
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British & Irish Lions live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland
All the Lions’ matches in South Africa, including the three Tests against the Springboks, will be televised live on Sky Sports.
Watch Stream the British & Irish Lions on Sky Sports
Sky Sports in the UK will broadcast the British & Irish Lions tour of Africa in 2021 which cost 22 GBP/month and up. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in. However, specialized equipment is required to watch the TV broadcasts. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.
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British and Irish Lions 2021 squad?
Tadhg Beirne (Ire), Jack Conan (Ire), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Eng), Tom Curry (Eng), Zander Fagerson (Sco), Taulupe Faletau (Wal), Tadhg Furlong (Ire), Jamie George (Eng), Iain Henderson (Ire), Jonny Hill (Eng), Maro Itoje (Eng), Wyn Jones (Wal), Courtney Lawes (Eng), Ken Owens (Wal), Sam Simmonds (Eng), Kyle Sinckler (Eng)*, Rory Sutherland (Sco), Justin Tipuric (Wal), Mako Vunipola (Eng), Hamish Watson (Sco), Josh Adams (Wal), Bundee Aki (Ire), Dan Biggar (Wal), Elliot Daly (Eng), Gareth Davies (Wal), Owen Farrell (Eng), Chris Harris (Sco), Robbie Henshaw (Ire), Stuart Hogg (Sco), Conor Murray (Ire), Ali Price (Sco), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wal), Finn Russell (Sco), Duhan van der Merwe (Sco), Anthony Watson (Eng), Liam Williams (Wal).
South Africa squad?
Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nché, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Joseph Dweba, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi,
Scarra Ntubeni, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Franco Mostert, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Dan du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese, Jean-Luc du Preez, Rynhardt Elstadt, Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Sanele Nohamba, Cobus Reinach, Elton Jantjies, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Wandisile Simelane, Frans Steyn, Aphelele Fassi, Cheslin Kolbe,
Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Yaw Penxe, Rosko Specman, Damian Willemse
What time and schedule for Next matches
31 July – Second Test v Springboks, 6pm SAST / 5pm BST / 12pm ET / 9am PT / 2am AEST / 4am NZST (Soccer City, Johannesburg)
7 August – Third Test v Springboks, 6pm SAST / 5pm BST / 12pm ET / 9am PT / 2am AEST / 4am NZST (Soccer City, Johannesburg)