South Africa v the Lions: Team news, TV & stream details for the second test

The second test kicks off at 5 pm this Saturday.

The British and Irish Lions take on the Springboks in the second test this Saturday in Cape Town, where the tourists will look to clinch the series with a game to spare.

The second test of the tour starts at 5 pm this Saturday and here is how you can watch and stream it.

Keep scrolling for updates, TV and stream details and team news.

South Africa v the Lions: How can I watch the game live on TV and stream it?

The British & Irish Lions tour 2021 is been broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland. Saturday’s first test will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports The Lions. The match gets underway at 5 pm.

Sky customers can stream the match live on their phones and tablets via the Sky Go app. If you are not a Sky subscriber, you can watch South Africa versus the Lions on Now with a day or month pass. For more information, click here.

South Africa v the Lions: How can I watch the game on terrestrial TV and stream it?

For the first time in almost 30 years, Channel 4 is screening the highlights of all three British & Irish Lions test games against South Africa. Highlights of Saturday’s first test will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 11.25 pm on Saturday night and they will also be available on All4.

What is the form of both teams going into the first test?

The Lions take a 1-0 lead into the second test, and should they win again on Saturday, there will be no way back for the Springboks.

South Africa started the first test very well, and took a nine-point lead into halftime. If anything, a nine-point advantage wasn’t a fair reflection of what was a dominant first half from the Springboks.

However, the Lions bit back almost immediately after the break, as hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie went over for a try from a rolling maul to bring the tourists back within two points.

From there, the Lions began turning the screw, and the Springboks repeatedly coughed up penalties when Warren Gatland’s side kept the ball in hand, which ultimately proved crucial.

South Africa did score a try of their own in the second half through Faf de Klerk, while they had two more tries disallowed.

Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, created an hour-long video in which he shared multiple complaints about the officiating team’s performance, which has ramped up tensions even more ahead of the second test.

What is the team news?

The Lions have made three changes to their starting team, while Taulupe Faletau comes onto the bench after missing out on the match-day squad in the first test.

The Springboks have also made three changes to their starting team, while they have opted for the 6/2 forwards/backs bench split that served them well in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Read More About: British and Irish lions, south africa rugby, springboks