The 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa is an international rugby union tour which will take place in South Africa in 2021.
The British and Irish Lions will play a three-match test series against South Africa. Unlike previous series, where the Lions played seven additional games against local teams, in 2021 there will only be five additional games, making a total of eight.
Possible candidates to coach the 2021 Lions included Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones, Gregor Townsend, Joe Schmidt, Dai Young and Mark McCall. Subsequently, in May 2019, Warren Gatland agreed to take charge of the team for the third successive time, with both parties agreeing to the deal. Gatland was officially unveiled as the 2021 coach on 12 June 2019
|2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa|
|Date||3 July – 7 August|
|Unions||ENG Rugby Football Union
Irish Rugby Football Union
Scottish Rugby Union
Welsh Rugby Union