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LIVE 2021 Lions tour south africa rugby coverage

by James Spangler NZ rugby 7s 2020
The Lions tour 2021 will play a pre-tour match against Japan in Edinburgh followed by eight matches in South Africa, including three Tests against the Springboks.

The Test against Japan, on Saturday 26 June at BT Murrayfield, will be broadcast live on Channel 4 – the first time there has been live coverage of a Lions match on terrestrial television since the 1993 tour to New Zealand.

All eight matches in South Africa will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, who have had the rights to show the last six tours. The three Tests take place on successive Saturdays on 24 July, 31 July and 7 August.

Channel 4 will also show highlights of the Lions’ three Tests against the world champions while highlights of the other tour matches will be shown on All4.

Former British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton believes Warren Gatland can cement his legacy in South Africa. Irish Lions rugby tv coverage

After leading the squad to a series victory in Australia eight years ago and a draw against New Zealand in 2017, Gatland completes the set against the Springboks this summer.

"Even now he is probably the most successful Lions head coach with two undefeated tours," said Warburton.

"To do three would see him cement himself as an icon of Lions rugby."

Warburton was Lions captain for the past two tours under Gatland.

"He is already a Lions great but to have three unbeaten Test tours under his belt would be tough to beat and a record that would probably stand for a long time," added Warburton.

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones has taken over as skipper and Warburton believes the second-row is the perfect person to navigate the side through a tour like no other.

Lions managing director Ben Calveley said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 are our broadcast partners for our first match on home soil since 2005.

“I am looking forward to the excellent coverage and analysis that Channel 4 will no doubt provide and going on the recent squad announcement I’m sure the interest and numbers tuning in will be considerable for this clash.” lions tour 2021 kick-off times

Radio commentary of all nine Lions matches will also be broadcast live on talkSPORT, whose commentary team includes World Cup winners Bryan Habana (South Africa) and Ben Kay (England), former Ireland and Lions wing Tommy Bowe as well as legendary Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan.

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