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British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour - All the dates, results, times, venues & squad

  • South Africa and the British & Irish Lions are level at 1-1 in the series
  • The Springboks won the 2nd Test to level the series
  • The decider will take place at Cape Town Stadium on 6 August
British & Irish Lions vs south africa
The B & I Lions tour South Africa from 3 July 2021 (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 31 Jul 2021
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The British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa is fast coming to a close. After dominating against provincial opposition, the tourists won the first Test 22-17 in Cape Town. They came back from a 12-3 deficit at half time.

The week leading up to the 2nd Test (also in Cape Town) was marred with controversy. The Springboks were very unhappy with the refereeing in the 1st Test which led to Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus creating a Twitter video showing all the refereeing errors.

Much was expected of the 2nd Test with both sides fired up. The British & Irish Lions led 9-6 at the break but South Africa came out fighting to win 27-9 by the final whistle.

With the series level, the 3rd Test should be a humdinger. It will also be played in Cape Town after all matches were moved to the city.

British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour Fixtures


The series is level (1-1) after the first two matches. Both sides will be up for the decider this Saturday as they seek a series win. 

Date
Time 
(BST)
Match
Preview
Location
Venue
Capacity
03 July 202117:00Lions vs B & I LionsPreviewJohannesburgEmirates Airline Park62 567
07 July 202119:00Sharks vs B & I LionsPreviewJohannesburgEmirates Airline Park62 567
10 July 202117:00Sharks vs B & I LionsPreviewPretoriaLoftus Versfeld51 762
14 July 202119:00South Africa 'A' vs B & I LionsPreviewCape TownCape Town Stadium55 000
17 July 202117:00Stormers vs B & I LionsPreviewCape TownCape Town Stadium55 000
24 July 202117:00South Africa vs B & I Lions (1st Test)PreviewCape TownCape Town Stadium55 000
31 July 202117:00South Africa vs B & I Lions (2nd Test)PreviewCape TownCape Town Stadium55 000
7 August 202117:00South Africa vs B & I Lions (3rd Test)PreviewCape TownCape Town Stadium55 000


British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour Squad


Warren Gatland has announced the British & Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa in July and August 2021.

Name
Country
Club
Test Caps
Position
Josh AdamsWalesCardiff Blues32Back Three
Stuart HoggScotland Exeter Chiefs85Back Three
Louis Rees-ZammitWalesGloucester9Back Three
Duhan van der MerweScotlandEdinburgh10Back Three
Anthony WatsonEnglandBath51Back Three
Liam WilliamsWalesScarlets71Back Three
Bundee AkiIrelandConnacht31Centre
Elliot DalyEnglandSaracens52Centre
Chris HarrisScotlandGloucester28Centre
Robbie HenshawIrelandLeinster52Centre
Dan BiggarWalesNorthampton Saints92Flyhalf
Owen FarrellEnglandSaracens93Flyhalf
Finn RussellScotland Racing 9255Flyhalf
Gareth DaviesWalesScarlets62Scrumhalf
Conor MurrayIrelandMunster89Scrumhalf
Ali PriceScotlandGlasgow Warriors42Scrumhalf
Luke Cowan-DickieEnglandExeter Chiefs31Hooker
Jamie GeorgeEnglandSaracens59Hooker
Ken OwensWalesScarlets82Hooker
Zander FergusonScotlandGlasgow Warriors38Prop
Tadhg FurlongIrelandLeinster49Prop
Wyn JonesWalesScarlets35Prop
Andrew Porter IrelandLeinster37Prop
Rory SutherlandScotlandEdinburgh16Prop
Mako VunipolaEnglandSaracens67Prop
Tadgh BeirneIrelandMunster22Lock
Iain HendersonIrelandUlster63Lock
Jonny HillEnglandExeter Chiefs9Lock
Maro ItojeEnglandSaracens48Lock
Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)WalesOspreys148Lock
Courtney LawesEnglandNorthampton Saints87Lock
Jack ConanIrelandLeinster20Back-row
Tom CurryEnglandSale Sharks33Back-row
Taulupe FaletauWalesBath86Back-row
Sam SimmondsEnglandExeter Chiefs7Back-row
Justin TipuricWalesOspreys85Back-row
Hamish WatsonScotlandEdinburgh41Back-row

British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour FAQ

Where is the British and Irish Lions touring in 2021?

The British and Irish Lions will tour South Africa in July and August 2021.

When does the British and Irish Lions 2021 tour start?

The British and Irish Lions tour starts on 3 July 2021.

Where is the British and Irish Lions 2021 tour taking place?

The British and Irish Lions tour in 2021 will take place in South Africa.

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