Lions vs South Africa rugby LIVE: Latest updates from 2nd Test in Cape Town

THE British and Irish Lions are one match away from a series win in South Africa for the first time since 1997.

Warren Gatland’s men came from nine points down to beat the Springboks in the first Test in Cape Town and will be looking for a repeat of their second half performance this week.

The British and Irish Lions did brilliantly to come back from 12-3 down to win the first test

The British and Irish Lions did brilliantly to come back from 12-3 down to win the first testCredit: Getty

What time does British and Irish Lions vs South Africa kick off?

  • The British and Irish Lions take on South Africa in the 2nd Test on Saturday, July 31.
  • The match kicks off at 5pm UK time – 6pm in South Africa.
  • It will take place at the Cape Town Stadium, where all three tests will now be played due to Covid concerns.

What TV channel is British and Irish Lions vs South Africa on and can I live stream it?

  • British and Irish Lions vs South Africa is live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.
  • Coverage commences at 3pm on Sky Sports Action and 4pm on Main Event.
  • To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account.
  • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

Team news

South Africa

  • 15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 63 caps, 60 pts (12t)
  • 14 – Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse) – 15 caps, 40 pts (8t)
  • 13 – Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) – 16 caps, 15 pts (3t)
  • 12 – Damian de Allende (Munster) – 48 caps, 30 pts (6t)
  • 11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 15 caps, 70 pts (14t)
  • 10 – Handré Pollard (vice-captain, Montpellier) – 50 caps, 477pts (6t, 78c, 93p, 4d)
  • 9 – Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – 31 caps, 25 pts (5t)
  • 8 – Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers) – 1 cap, 0 pts
  • 7 – Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers) – 57 caps, 25 pts (5t)
  • 6 – Siya Kolisi (captain, Cell C Sharks) – 52 caps, 30 pts (6t)
  • 5 – Franco Mostert (Honda Heat) – 41 caps, 5pts (1t)
  • 4 – Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) – 87 caps, 15 pts (3t)
  • 3 – Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers) – 40 caps, 5pts (1t)
  • 2 – Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers) – 38 caps, 40 pts (8t)
  • 1 – Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers) – 49 caps, 5pts (1t)

Latest odds

British and Irish Lions 8/11

Draw 18/1

11/10