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The British and Irish Lions are a touring team which is made up of the best rugby players from Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland. They tour to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in rotation every 4 years and this year’s tour is South Africa’s turn. Warren Gatland was chosen as the head coach back in June 2019 over the likes of England head coach Eddie Jones and Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Gatland previously took charge of the tours to Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
New Zealand welcomed the British and Irish Lions in 2017 where the test series ended in a draw and the Lions haven’t played a match since then. The 2021 tour will open with a friendly against Japan in Murrayfield before landing in South Africa to play Stormers, South Africa Invitational, Sharks, South Africa 'A', Bulls and then finally a 3 test match series against South Africa’s first team.
South Africa have had a successful 18 months with 12 games played, 10 wins, 1 loss and a draw. They also won the 2019 Rugby World Cup beating England 32-12 in one of the most one-sided finals in a long time. Although the coronavirus pandemic halted international rugby around the world, South Africa will be in top form going into the Lions tour which should make for an entertaining test series.
The British and Irish Lions will pick roughly 40 players for their tour with the captain set to be named early. Favourites to be named captain are Alun Wyn Jones, Owen Farrell, Jonathan Sexton and Stuart Hogg as all of these are captains of their respective national teams. South Africa will be led by inspirational leader Siya Kolisi who’ll be surrounded by world class players in Handré Pollard, Cheslin Kolbe and Eben Etzebeth.