Rugby Union

The British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa 2021

MOST ICONIC TEAM IN RUGBY UNION

Once every four years, the best of the best from the four Home Unions come together, put aside their ancient rivalries and become one team. The Lions is the greatest rugby tour of all, and in 2021 the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will converge on South Africa.

HERITAGE, HISTORY AND PRIDE

In July and August 2021, the Lions will take on the newly crowned World Champions South Africa, on the Springboks’ own turf. Five matches against provincial teams, followed by three highly-anticipated clashes against South Africa. This is the next chapter in the biggest and best tour in the history of rugby union.

132 years of touring

33 tours

835 players

4 unions

WORLD CHAMPIONS VS BEST OF THE BRITISH ISLES

The most anticipated rugby event of the year – eight epic battles, five weeks of war, 640 minutes of rugby, and a lifetime’s training and sacrifice. Bonus content includes a historic test match between the Lions and Japan played at Murrayfield in Scotland, and two Springbok test matches played in South Africa.