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Sky Sports is launching a dedicated pop-up channel to provide 24 days of non-stop coverage for the British and Irish Lions test matches against South Africa, including exclusive live coverage, highlights, documentaries and highlights. archive images

Last updated: 06/28/21 9:03 am

Sky Sports announces talent selection for Lions tour

Sky Sports have announced a busy lineup for their coverage of the 2021 British and Irish Lions Castle Lager series in South Africa – with archival footage, documentaries and exclusive behind-the-scenes content available in addition to five warm Lions – the matches and the three test matches.

Sky Sports to Launch Channel Dedicated to British and Irish Lions | Rugby Union News

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Sky Sports The Lions will host the British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa. The pop-up channel – available on Sky and NOW – will provide 24 hour coverage of the tour for 24 days of coverage as Warren Gatland’s side take on the World Champions.

Rugby fans will be able to watch a total of eight matches live from the tour, starting with the first warm-up match against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on July 3. On July 2, viewers of Sky Sports and NOW will be able to see the Lions opposition in action as South Africa faces Georgia in a warm-up match for the hosts.

Replacing Sky Sports Action from Saturday July 17 to August 10, the new pop-up channel will be the place to catch the Lions’ final warm-up game against DHL Stormers before the start of the three practice matches.

Sam Warburton is part of our Sky Sports talent for the Lions tour

Sam Warburton is part of our Sky Sports talent for the Lions tour

Rugby fans will of course be able to watch the previous four warm-up matches in South Africa live on Sky Sports Action until the pop-up channel launches on July 17th. There will be star-studded programming to guide viewers throughout the tour.

Host Alex Payne will be joined by legends of the game including former Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton, Irish top scorer Ronan O’Gara and England World Cup winners Will Greenwood and Maggie Alphonsi.

Quadruple Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan and Nigel Owens – the most capped referee of all time – will also add their studio expertise and analysis, reporter Sarra Elgan will be on the pitch in South Africa with the former winger South African Bryan Habana. Conor McNamara will provide commentary on each Tour match to complement Sky Sports’ lineup.

The boys are back in the Fan Van

The boys are back in the Fan Van

With the series played behind closed doors and iconic Lions supporters unable to make it to South Africa, former Lions legend Scott Quinnell will be the Sky Sports roving reporter for the Sky Sports Fan Van featured by Laithwaites as he travels. back and forth. UK to hear stories from fans and former players encouraging UK tours.

Lions fans can expect daily social media content as well as live broadcasts from rugby pubs and clubs across the country.





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