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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 1st Test Predictions & Tips (Saturday, 17:00 BST)
The hard work starts now as the British & Irish Lions get ready to take on South Africa in the first of three Test matches on Saturday. The tourists have won four out of five matches since arriving in South Africa – with their only loss being a narrow 17-13 defeat at the hands of South Africa ‘A’. The squad is well aware that winning the midweek matches will count for nothing if they don’t win the actual Test series. Lions coach Warren Gatland has named his team and admitted it was the hardest team he has ever had to select. The Lions will be led out by Alun Wyn Jones less than a month after dislocating his shoulder. He featured in the final warm-up game against DHL Stormers, and Gatland believes he is fit to start in Cape Town at the weekend. Ali Price will start at scrum-half instead of Connor Murray, while Duhan van der Merwe and Anthony Watson have been handed the starting wing berths. England star Owen Farrell is on the bench with Dan Biggar preferred to partner Price. This will no doubt be a tough test for Gatland and his boys, but I am backing the Lions to come through this one with a narrow victory. It will be interesting to see how South Africa approach Wyn Jones because of that recent injury, if he lasts the game he could have a massive influence on the outcome. Last weekend I backed Adam Beard to grab the opening try of the game against the Stormers, and he did just that at 50/1. I am sticking my neck on the line again and going for another forward to score the opener. The way the game is now, the forwards are getting in on the try-scoring action more as they force their way over from close range. I am backing Lions and Leinster number 8 Jack Conan to score first.
South Africa v British & Irish Lions Predictions & Tips
- Match Winner British & Irish Lions to beat South Africa Evs
- Winning Margin British & Irish Lions to beat South Africa by 1-5 points 4/1
- Handicap Betting British & Irish Lions +0.5 to beat South Africa 4/5
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, Johannesburg, FNB Stadium
Saturday, July 31
South Africa vs British and Irish Lions, Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium
Saturday, August 7
South Africa vs British and Irish Lions, Johannesburg, Emirate Airline Park
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.