(Pocket-lint) - Every 4 years, the champion of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams harvester for a peculiar circuit arsenic the British & Irish Lions. The past of the Lions runs backmost to 1888, erstwhile the archetypal British & Irish Lions circuit went to Australia and New Zealand, playing 35 games during the 249 time agelong tour.
Things are precise antithetic these days, but the Lions inactive tour, with visits to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa each 4 years. In 2021, the circuit heads to South Africa, with a docket packed afloat of rubgy.
Here's the fixtures and wherever you tin ticker the British & Irish Lions circuit connected TV.
When is the British & Irish Lions tour?
The Lions played the archetypal warm-up crippled connected 26 June astatine Murrayfield successful Scotland, earlier heading to South Africa and facing the Sigma Lions connected 3 July.
The past crippled is scheduled to beryllium played connected 7 August.
What teams volition the Lions beryllium playing?
Here's a rundown of the fixtures that person been scheduled for the tour:
- 26 June - British & Irish Lions vs Japan
- 3 July - Sigma Lions vs British & Irish Lions
- 7 July - Cell C Sharks vs British & Irish Lions
- 10 July - Vodacom Bulls vs British & Irish Lions - Postponed
- 10 July - Cell C Sharks vs British & Irish Lions
- 14 July - South Africa A vs British & Irish Lions
- 17 July - DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions
- 24 July - South Africa vs British & Irish Lions
- 31 July - South Africa vs British & Irish Lions
- 07 August - South Africa vs British & Irish Lions
The archetypal lucifer is simply a warm-up against Japan was played successful Scotland, earlier a bid of warm-up games successful South Africa.
The large trial matches are those commencing connected 24 July.
How tin I ticker the Lions circuit connected TV and online?
The warm-up crippled betwixt the Lions and Japan is connected Channel 4 successful full.
Highlights of the British & Irish Lions circuit games are connected Channel 4 pursuing the matches, oregon connected All 4 to watercourse erstwhile the item amusement has been broadcast.
Sky Sports has the broadcast rights to the circuit games successful the UK, portion those successful the US volition beryllium capable to ticker the games connected Peacock.
Sky subscribers with entree to Sky Sports volition beryllium capable to ticker connected Sky Sports Action, but for those wanting to ticker the British & Irish Lions play without a Sky Sports subscription, you'll beryllium capable to bash truthful done Now (formerly Now TV).
On present you'll request a Now Sports Membership, which volition outgo £9.99 for the day, oregon £33.99 for the month £25 for 3 months to watercourse connected your TV done a supported device.
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Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 21 July 2021.