International Tour – DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions taking place? Saturday 17th July, 2021 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions taking place? Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Where can I get tickets for DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions? Check each nation’s official Rugby Union website for the latest ticket information

What channel is DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream DHL Stormers vs British & Irish Lions? Sky Sports subscribers can stream this match live via Sky Go

THE PREDICTION

The British & Irish Lions lost their first match of the warm-up tour 17-13 to a test-level South Africa A side on Wednesday in a stop-start display. Having faced the uber-offence of Japan and a series of club sides, perhaps coming up against a defensively astute team with seven Springboks who started the 2019 World Cup final was too much of a sea change. One surprising spot of good news is the instant return of captain Alun Wyn Jones from a shoulder dislocation that looked set to rule him out of the tour. Jones will start on the bench against the last warm-up opponents DHL Stormers on Saturday evening and whilst he is unlikely to be used his presence and the need to bounce back should make for an altogether better performance. Gatland’s side will be eager to prove their defeat to South Africa A was a blip with a big show here in their last match before the series against South Africa and plenty of spots in the starting XV left up for debate. Take the Lions to thrash DHL Stormers and cover -30 in victory.

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