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 […]
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.