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South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test live stream: How to watch rugby online from anywhere

2021 British & Irish Lions Tour To South AfricaBritish & Irish Lions Squad Training, Jersey, United Kingdom 22/6/2021Head coach Warren Gatland speaks to the teamMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sherida
2021 British & Irish Lions Tour To South AfricaBritish & Irish Lions Squad Training, Jersey, United Kingdom 22/6/2021Head coach Warren Gatland speaks to the teamMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sherida (Image credit: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Can the British & Irish Lions seal a tour victory this evening as their tour of South Africa reaches its conclusion in Cape Town.

Read on for your full guide to getting a live stream, and watch South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test rugby online from anywhere.

The Springboks managed to save the series last weekend, after winning 27-9 in a scrapy, yet fiery encounter as the hosts came from behind in the first half to level the tour.

That defeat has prompted coach Warren Gatland to make several changes to his side for this decisive final match, with Bundee Aki handed a Lions Test debut at inside centre.

The rejigged lineup also sees Liam Williams replace Stuart Hogg at full-back, Josh Adams given his Lions Test debut on the right-wing in place of Anthony Watson, while Henshaw is given the nod at outside centre at the expense of Chris Harris.

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has been dealt a huge blow with key stars Pieter-Steph du Toit and Faf de Klerk both sidelined with injury.

It's set to be an unmissable clash for rugby fans with everything on the line - read on for full details on how to get a South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test live stream no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test: Where and when?

This match is set to take place at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, August 7.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6pm SAST local time so that's a 5pm BST start for folks tuning in from the UK and a 12pm ET / 9am PT start for those in the US. For Rugby fans Down Under it's a 2am AEST Sunday morning kick off.

How to watch the Lions Tour online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, Irish, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this clash further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the Third Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked. That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to stream South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test live in the UK and Ireland

Broadcast rights for all eight matches of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in the UK and Ireland, including today's game, rest with pay TV network Sky Sports.

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST, with the Sky's coverage getting underway at 3.30pm BST.

Sky subscribers can also use the Sky Go app to live stream the action while on mobile devices.

For those looking to avoid being tied down to a contract, there's the option of Now TV's Sky Sports Monthly Pass. It costs £33.99 for 30 days, which compares very favourably to the £9.99 24-hour pass, and gets you all 11 Sky Sports channels.

Live stream South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test live in South Africa

Springboks fans looking to cheer on their team in this tasty-looking match can tune into via subscription service SuperSport. The game starts at 6pm SAST.

Those looking to watch via a mobile device can stream the action via the network's online service for PC and Mac as well as via SuperSport's dedicated iOS and Android apps.

How to watch South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test online in the US

NBC Sports has exclusive broadcast rights to the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa in the USA.

Kick-off for South Africa v British & Irish Lions is at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Saturday morning, with live coverage via NBC's new streaming platform, Peacock (opens in new tab).

Peacock offers a FREE 7-day trial you can take advantage of, so you can watch South Africa v British & Irish Lions without paying a dime. The service usually costs $4.99 a month for its ad-supported tier or $10 a month for commercial-free coverage. Alongside every match, the service also gives you access to Premiership Rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup, plus loads more premium sports coverage, TV shows, and movies.

If you find yourself unable to access Peacock's coverage because you're out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.

How to watch South Africa v British & Irish Lions Third Test live in Australia

If you're planning on watching this Six Nations clash Down Under, then you'll need to be a subscriber to streaming service Stan Sports as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the tournament for Australia.

A subscription to Stan will set you back AUS$10 a month, with the Stan Sports add-on costing a further AUS$10 a month. The great news is that the service is currently offering a FREE 7-day trial of the add-on, which if you time it right, should allow you to watch a couple of the Tour matches for nothing.

Today, you'll need to be ready to tune in at 2am AEST on Sunday morning.