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 listed on this page. Click the following link for a full list of Lions fixtures.
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
Heartbreak for Lions as Morne Steyn boots South Africa to victory again
7th August 2021
Morne Steyn stepped off the bench to break British and Irish Lions hearts for a second time by landing a late penalty to clinch a dramatic series victory for South Africa.
Preview: South Africa v Lions final Test talking points
4th August 2021
The British and Irish Lions clash with South Africa in a series decider at Cape Town Stadium where a tour that has simmered with bad blood will reach it conclusion. Here we examine five talking points heading to the final Test.
South Africa duo Faf De Klerk and Pieter-Steph Du Toit ruled out of Lions Test
3rd August 2021
Influential South Africa duo Faf De Klerk and Pieter-Steph Du Toit have been ruled out of Saturday’s series decider against the British and Irish Lions due to injury.
Liam Williams and Josh Adams handed starts as Lions make six changes for decider
3rd August 2021
The British and Irish Lions have reacted to their second Test defeat to South Africa by making six changes including a revamped back three featuring Liam Williams and Josh Adams.