The British &Irish Lions will return to terrestrial television for the first time in almost 30 years. When Channel 4 airs its send-off match against Japan at BT Murray field. Channel 4 will also show the highlights of the three lion trials against South Africa. And the All4 will show the highlights of its touring matches against the provincial teams. The British and Irish Lions fans can buy British and Irish British and Irish Lions tickets 2021 from our website at exclusively discountable prices.
Eight Scottish players are in the 37-year-old Lions squad and the action will begin. When Warren Gatland takes on Japan in Edinburgh on Saturday, June 26 for the 1888 Vodafone Lions Cup.
The tour will then head to South Africa. Where they will play five matches against a local opponent before the first Test. Against the world champion Springboks on Saturday, July 24, with the second and third Tests the following two Saturdays.
It will be the first time since the Tour of New Zealand in 1993. That the Lions have been on terrestrial television. And the highlights of all Castle Lager Lions Series Tour matches will broadcast on the All4. For British and Irish Lions vs Japan tickets 2021 visit our website.
This is the latest coup from Channel 4 Sport to bring live Test cricket back to TV screens. Earlier this year after a 16-year hiatus covering England’s tour of India. Lions will present by Scottish host Lee McKenzie.
British &Irish Lions CEO Ben Calveley said: “We are thrilled that Channel 4 is our broadcast partner for our first home game since 2005”. Channel 4 also will show live coverage of the Heineken Champions final. Between La Rochelle and Toulouse at Twickenham on 22 May.
The Lions matches, presented by Lee McKenzie, are the newest addition to the Channel 4 rugby portfolio. Which incorporates live coverage of the Heineken Champions final between La Rochelle and Toulouse on 22 May. And live coverage of the Irish Autumn Internationals against All Blacks, Argentina, and another country, yet to confirmed.
Live coverage of The British &Irish Lions will return to ground television. For the first time in nearly 30 years with the Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup’s Channel 4 broadcast against Japan.
In addition, for live coverage of BT Murray field’s pre-Tour vs. Japan test match on June 26, Channel 4 will also show highlights of the three tests against South Africa.