Channel schedules for 2021 rugby matches

Despite threats from Covid-19, the British and Irish Lions Tour in South Africa has come to an end, and the series is reduced to a third round with the winner taking it all to Cape Town.

The Lions won the first Test, before the Springboks leveled the series. Now we come to the bottom line and you don’t want to miss it.

Although Sky Sports has exclusive live streaming rights, live coverage of the Lions Tour is also shown on terrestrial television.

For the first time in almost 30 years, Channel 4 shows the highlights of the three Test matches against South Africa. Highlights are also available for viewing through their on-demand service, All4.

talkSPORT Radio is commenting live, featuring World Cup winners Brian Habana (South Africa) and Ben Kay (England), former Irish and Lions winger Tommy Bowe and former Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan every game.

The full tour schedule, including kick-off times and UK match viewing details, is detailed below.

Sky Sports commentary team for Lions Tour

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Sky Sports is dedicating a channel to 24-hour coverage of the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa, featuring former Irish midfielder Ronan O’Gara and retired international referee Nigel Owens. ‘specialist.

Sky Sports Action has been renamed to Sky Sports The Lions and will continue till August 10, three days after the end of the Test series.

Alex Payne is at the forefront of coverage, which includes a large roster of analysts. O’Gara, fresh off a season in which his team from La Rochelle was Toulouse’s runner-up in both the European Cup and Top 14, and Owens is the newcomer.

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O’Gara is also a veteran of three Lions tours, the last of which was for South Africa in 2009. Sam Warburton, owner of the 2017 New Zealand tour, is in the studio wearing a former English Maggie Alphonsi T-shirt.

In addition to Alphonse, McGeechan and Will Greenwood, three Telegraph rugby columnists participate. Scott Quinnell travels to the UK to meet Lions supporters.

Sarah Elgan and Havana report from South Africa and, in Miles Harrison’s absence, Conor McNamara is Sky Sports senior commentator. The behind-the-scenes tour is also the first in the professional era to not include Stuart Barnes.

In addition to exclusive live match coverage, Sky Sports The Lions features highlights, documentaries and footage as well as a Sunday morning Lions breakfast that recaps yesterday’s events and discusses media coverage.

Finally, Sky Sports subscribers have access to chasing the Sun, an acclaimed five-part documentary detailing South Africa’s journey to World Cup glory in 2019.

British and Irish Lions TV Channel 2021

Saturday 26 June 2021

British and Irish Lions 28-10 Japan

Saturday 3 July 2021

British and Irish Lions 56-14 Sigma Lions

Wednesday 7 July 2021

British and Irish Lions 54 – 7 Sharks

Saturday 10 July 2021

British and Irish Lions 71 – 31 Sharks

Wednesday 14 July 2021

British and Irish Lions 13 – 17 South Africa ‘A’

Saturday 17 July 2021

British and Irish Lions 49 – 3 Stormers

Saturday, July 24, 2021

British and Irish Lions 22 – South Africa 17

Saturday, July 31, 2021

British and Irish Lions 9 – South Africa 27

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Saturday, 7 August 2021

Round 3 vs South Africa – Cape Town (5:00 PM, Sky Sports)

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