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The 2021 British & Irish Lions will head over to South Africa this summer with the best players in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales going up against the world champions. Below we take you through the Lions, with a look at the history, the schedule and the players who will be donning the famous red jersey.
Our 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour Betting Offers
Closer to the tour starting, Bookmakers will produce various offers and price boosts on the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa. Keep an eye on this section for all the top offers available as we build up to this eagerly awaited tour.
South Africa v British & Irish Lions 3rd Test Predictions & Tips (Saturday, 17:00 BST)
The British & Irish Lions will be hoping to learn from their mistakes last weekend, as they attempt to win the Test series in South Africa. The Lions were outclassed in the second Test as they went down 27-9 with the hosts scoring tries through Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am. Warren Gatland also agrees they were outplayed as he has made six changes from the team that lost last Saturday. Hooker Ken Owens, prop Wyn Jones, scrum-half Ali Price, centre Bundee Aki, wing Josh Adams and full-back Liam Williams will all start in Cape Town as they look to secure a series victory. Finn Russell, Adam Beard and Sam Simmonds come into the side on the bench. Owen Farrell, Taulupe Faletau, Anthony Watson and Stuart Hogg miss out altogether. The Springboks will be without the injured pairing of Faf de Klerk and Pieter-Steph du Toit and that could be beneficial to the Lions. Cobus Reinach and Franco Mostert have been brought in as their replacements. This one is hard to call, but without De Klerk and Du Toit, I feel the Lions will be too good and they will claim a narrow victory to win the series.
British and Irish Lions 2021 Squad
Captain: Alun Wyn Jones (Wal)
Forwards: 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), Andrew Porter (Ire), Sam Simmonds (Eng), Rory Sutherland (Sco), Justin Tipuric (Wal), Mako Vunipola (Eng), Hamish Watson (Sco).
Backs: 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), Lewis Rees-Zammit (Wal), Finn Russell (Sco), Duhan van der Merwe (Sco), Anthony Watson (Eng), Liam Williams (Wal).
British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour Dates And Venues:
These are the dates and venues confirmed for the British & Irish Lions 2021 fixtures so far, including a one-off warm-up game on home soil:
Saturday, June 26
British and Irish Lions vs Japan: Murrayfield, Edinburgh – British & Irish Lions won 28-10
Saturday, July 3
DHL Stormers vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium – British & Irish Lions won 56-14
Wednesday, July 7
Cell C Sharks vs British and Irish Lions, Durban, Jonsson Kings Park – British & Irish Lions won 54-7
Saturday, July 10
Cell C Sharks vs British and Irish Lions, Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit), Mbombela Stadium – British & Irish Lions won 71-31
Wednesday, July 14
South Africa ‘A’ v British & Irish Lions, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – South Africa won 17-13
Saturday, July 17
DHL Stormers vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – British & Irish Lions won 49-3
South Africa vs Lions tests
Saturday, July 24
South Africa vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium – British & Irish Lions won 22-17
Saturday, July 31
South Africa vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium – South Africa won 27-9
Saturday, August 7
South Africa vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium
British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour Betting Tips FAQ
- Who are the best bookies for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa?
The majority of bookmakers tend to offer plenty of enhancements and price boosts for the majority of matches, but in particular, both Sky Bet and Paddy Power tend to go that extra mile for their customers, offering points victories and a range of different players to score tries in the game as well as plenty of other markets and prop bets on the event. In the week leading up to the Test matches, these two bookmakers also offer enhanced specials on a number of different markets.
- How can I watch the British & Irish Lions Tour in the UK?
The British & Irish Lions open up their tour with a game against Japan at Murrayfield in Scotland on June 26 before flying out to South Africa. This game will see the Lions on terrestrial television for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Lions v Japan game will see them compete for the 1888 Cup and all the action will be shown live on Channel 4. The terrestrial broadcaster will also show highlights of all three Test matches, but if you want to watch all the action, then Sky Sports will show all the Test matches as well as their five warm-up games.