British and Irish Lions squad announcement live stream: How to watch the 2021 squad announcement online

Coach Warren Gatland will name the British and Irish Lions squad for their keenly anticipated tour of South Africa tonight. We’ve got all the information you’ll need on how to watch the reveal live from 8:45pm (AEST) in this handy guide. The Roar is your one-stop-shop for all the action from England as the players […]

British and Irish Lions squad announcement live stream: How to watch the 2021 squad announcement online

Coach Warren Gatland will name the British and Irish Lions squad for their keenly anticipated tour of South Africa tonight. We’ve got all the information you’ll need on how to watch the reveal live from 8:45pm (AEST) in this handy guide.

The Roar is your one-stop-shop for all the action from England as the players are named. We will be blogging the event live, as well as providing a live stream of all the coverage from the other side of the world.

The 36-man squad will be picked by Gatland and his support staff, which includes Scotland coach Gregor Townsend. It is expected Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones will be named captain.

The group will head to South Africa for three Tests, plus a host of other matches, in July and August. The first Test against the Springboks kicks off on July 24.

How to live stream the British and Irish Lions squad announcement online
We will be streaming the squad announcement live and in full right here on The Roar. To check out our coverage, head to our live blog.

The Lions themselves also have a large variety of options for you to catch every minute of the reveal. They will be broadcasting the event live on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, as well as through the British and Irish Lions app. The app is available on both Apple and Android devices.

You can also view the stream on their website at Lionsrugby.com.

The ceremony will begin at 8:45pm (AEST), with Lions chairman Jason Leonard to reveal the team captain at 9:09pm. The rest of the team will then follow at 9:28pm.

The announcement will feature some legends of UK rugby, including Jason Robinson, Gavin Hastings and Sam Warburton. Springboks great Bryan Habana will also make an appearance via Zoom.

The tour is the Lions’ first to South Africa since 2009, a series they lost 2-1. Along with the three Tests, it includes matches against provincial sides the Bulls, Sharks and Stormers, as well as South Africa ‘A’ and an invitational team. Kicking off the tour will be a match against Japan to be played in Edinburgh on June 26. You can check out the full Lions 2021 fixture list here on The Roar.

However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means doubts will remain around the tour throughout. While South Africa’s rate of new cases has dropped dramatically from a high of over 21,000 per day in mid-January, it remains a high-risk area.

The Roar’s live blog will kick off as soon as the event begins, so make sure you don’t miss a thing by getting back here this evening.

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Canberra have confirmed that the 26-year-old Williams, who is in the second season of a three-year contract, is homesick and they are working to provide support to him and his girlfriend in the hope that he will see out his contract.

If that fails, Wigan will be in pole position to re-sign him, just as they did with another Canberra player, John Bateman, when he opted to cut short his stay in the NRL at the end of the 2020 season.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Lam admitted he would be keen to speak to Williams as the club prepare for the departure of Jackson Hastings and the probable retirement of Thomas Leuluai.

“Of course, we would,” Lam said. “George is a Wigan lad. I knew he’d miss home at some stage because his close friends are here and he’s well integrated with this club.

“It makes sense that as a club, we’ll be talking to him and we’ll see what happens from there.”

Meanwhile, Wigan centre Oliver Gildart is attracting interest from the NRL, with former Warriors coach Michael Maguire thought to be keen to take the England international to Wests Tigers.

Lam said: “I know he has a dream of playing in the NRL, that’s been clear. 
“As it stands, he’s off contract with us at the end of the year, there’s always going to be interest and, if he decides to go down that path of joining the NRL, there’s not much we can do about it as a club.

“But he brings a lot to us as a team. We’re looking forward to having him back, his head is in a good place and he’s not talking to any NRL clubs at the moment.

“I think it’s the management group which do the negotiations and put the feelers out there.”

Gildart has yet to play this season because of a troubling groin injury but could return within the next fortnight.

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