Summer Rugby Internationals 2021
This page displays a list of fixtures to be played by Tier 1 rugby nations in June, July and August.
The Home Nations – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – had been planning to go on summer tours, but the coronavirus pandemic has driven a change of plan. Instead, a series of home fixtures have been arranged with limited numbers of spectators expected to attend.
The British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa is due to go ahead. The three Tests against South Africa, plus the warm-up against Japan are also listed on this page.
Tier 1 Fixtures for June, July & August
All kick-off times are shown in UK & Ireland time (with local time in brackets, where applicable).
Saturday 26th June 2021
Sunday 27th June 2021
Friday 2nd July 2021
Saturday 3rd July 2021
Sunday 4th July 2021
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Friday 9th July 2021
Saturday 10th July 2021
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Saturday 17th July 2021
LIONS TOUR - 1ST TEST
Saturday 24th July 2021
LIONS TOUR - 2ND TEST
Saturday 31st July 2021
LIONS TOUR - 3RD TEST
Saturday 7th August 2021
Please note that all fixtures and dates are subject to change.
Wales allowed 8,200 fans for July Tests against Canada and Argentina in Cardiff
14th June 2021
Wales will have a crowd of 8,200 for each of their home Test matches against Canada and Argentina next month.
Caelan Doris and Joey Carbery recalled for Ireland's summer Tests
14th June 2021
Fit-again Ireland duo Caelan Doris and Joey Carbery have been recalled for summer Tests against Japan and the United States, while Andy Farrell’s experimental squad includes 11 uncapped players.
George Ford and Jonny May rested for England's summer series
10th June 2021
England have rested George Ford and Jonny May for their series against the USA and Canada after opting for youth in a provisional squad for the summer.
Wales name five uncapped players in squad for summer Tests
7th June 2021
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named five uncapped players in his squad for summer Test matches against Canada and Argentina.