The eagerly awaited first Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 24th July.
The Lions finished the 2009 tour of South Africa with a 28-9 win over the Springboks in Johannesburg, but they lost the series 2-1.
Across all 13 previous series, the Springboks have won 23 matches, whilst the Lions have won 17 matches. There have also been six drawn matches between the two sides.
|Event||Springboks vs Lions 1ST TEST|
|Date||Saturday 24 July 2021 – kick off 6.00 pm (Local)|
|Venue||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town|
Springboks v Lions – Team Line-ups
Springboks Teams :- Ox Nché, Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (Captain), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Handré Pollard, Makazole Mapimpi, Damian de Allende, Lukhanyo Am, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux
Replacements:- Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Frans Malherbe, Lood de Jager, Rynhardt Elstadt, Herschel Jantjies, Elton Jantjies, Damian Willemse
Lions Teams:- Wyn Jones, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones (Captain), Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Jack Conan, 9 Ali Price, Dan Biggar, Duhan van der Merwe, Robbie Henshaw, Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson, Stuart Hogg
Replacements:- Ken Owens, Rory Sutherland, Kyle Sinckler, Tadhg Beirne, Hamish Watson, Conor Murray, Owen Farrell, Liam Williams
South Africa v the Lions: How can I watch the game live on TV and stream it?
The British & Irish Lions tour 2021 is been broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland. Saturday’s first test will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action. The match gets underway at 5 pm.
Sky customers can stream the match live on their phones and tablets via the Sky Go app. If you are not a Sky subscriber, you can watch South Africa versus the Lions on Now with a day or month pass. For more information, click here.
South Africa v the Lions: How can I watch the game on terrestrial TV and stream it?
For the first time in almost 30 years, Channel 4 is screening the highlights of all three British & Irish Lions test games against South Africa. Highlights of Saturday’s first test will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 11.25 pm on Saturday night and they will also be available on All4.