British and Irish Lions vs Sigma Lions rugby: TV channel, kick-off time, live stream and teams – 2021 Lions Tour opener

THE British and Irish Lions have arrived in South Africa and are ready for their opening match.

And first up they face their namesake, the Sigma Lions, in Johannesburg.

However, they’ll be without captain Alun Wyn Jones, who is out of the tour after picking up a shoulder injury in last week’s 28-10 win over Japan.

Conor Murray has been made replacement captain by Warren Gatland.

What time does Lions vs British and Irish Lions kick off?

  • British and Irish Lions face the Sigma Lions on Saturday, July 3.
  • The match kicks off at 5pm UK time – 6pm in South Africa.
  • It will take place at Emirates Airline Park – better known as Ellis Park – in Johannesburg.
  • No fans will be in attendance due to coronavirus restrictions.

What TV channel is Lions vs British and Irish Lions on and can I live stream it?

  • Lions vs British and Irish Lions is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.
  • To stream the game live, head to Sky Go.
  • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action live with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

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