Full coverage of second Test in Cape Town – kick-off time and confirmed line-ups

The British and Irish Lions take on South Africa in the second Test of their summer tour today.

The Lions came from behind to beat the world champions in the opening clash of the three-Test series.

The British and Irish Lions beat South Africa 22-17 in the first Test

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The British and Irish Lions beat South Africa 22-17 in the first Test

Warren Gatland’s men put in a dominant second half to seize an early lead in the series against the Springboks with a tense 22-17 victory at Cape Town Stadium.

Now, they’ll be looking to build on that win and clinch glory in the second Test.

South Africa, meanwhile, performed well in the opening clash and will be looking to hit back and take the series to a decider.

talkSPORT is bring you full coverage of the Lions tour this summer and we’ll be in Cape Town again for the second Test.

South Africa v British & Irish Lions: How to listen

The second Test will get underway at 5pm on Saturday, July 31.

Full coverage from the Cape Town Stadium will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 4pm.

Craig Doyle will be your host and commentary will come from Andrew McKenna and James Haskell.

We’ll also have expert analysis from former Lions Ben Kay and Tommy Bowe.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Owen Farrell secured a Test match win in Cape Town with a composed kick in the first Test

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Owen Farrell secured a Test match win in Cape Town with a composed kick in the first Test

South Africa v The Lions: Confirmed line-ups

The line-ups for the second Test have been confirmed with both sides making three changes.

South Africa: W Le Roux (Toyota Verblitz); C Kolbe (Toulouse), L Am (Cell C Sharks), D De Allende (Munster), M Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks); H Pollard (vice-captain, Montpellier), F De Klerk (Sale); S Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), B Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), F Malherbe (DHL Stormers), E Etzebeth (Toulon), F Mostert (Honda Heat), S Kolisi (Cell C Sharks, capt), PS Du Toit (DHL Stormers ), J Wiese (Leicester).

Replacements: M Marx (Kubota Spears), T Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls), V Koch (Saracens), L De Jager (Sale), M van Staden (Vodacom Bulls), K Smith (Yamaha Jubilo), H Jantjies (DHL Stormers), D Willemse (DHL Stormers).

Lions: S Hogg (Exeter, Scotland); A Watson (Bath, England), C Harris (Gloucester, Scotland), R Henshaw (Leinster, Ireland), D Van Der Merwe (Worcester, Scotland); D Biggar (Northampton, Wales), C Murray (Munster, Ireland); M Vunipola (Saracens, England), L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, England), T Furlong (Leinster, Ireland), M Itoje (Saracens, England), AW Jones – captain (Ospreys, Wales), C Lawes (Northampton, England ), T Curry (Sale, England), J Conan (Leinster, Ireland).

Replacements: K Owens (Scarlets, Wales), R Sutherland (Worcester, Scotland), K Sinckler (Bristol, England), T Beirne (Munster, Ireland), T Faletau (Bath, Wales), A Price (Glasgow, Scotland), O Farrell (Saracens, England), E Daly (Saracens, England).

Lions tour dates confirmed

All matches will be broadcast exclusively live across the talkSPORT network and on our app…

3 July: Emirates Lions 14 – 56 The British & Irish Lions (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

July 7: Cell C Sharks 7 – 54 The British & Irish Lions (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

July 10: Cell C Sharks 31 – 71 The British & Irish Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)

14 July (7pm UK time): South Africa ‘A’ 17-13 The British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

17 July (5pm UK time): DHL Stormers 3-49 The British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

24 July (5pm UK time): Springboks 17-22 The British & Irish Lions (1st Test, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

31 July (5pm UK time): Springboks v The British & Irish Lions (2nd Test, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

7 Aug (5pm UK time): Springboks v The British & Irish Lions (3rd Test, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

South Africa v British & Irish Lions: What’s been said?

Alun Wyn Jones has warned South Africa that the British and Irish Lions are ready to step up a gear in their pursuit of taking an unassailable lead in the series.

“A lot has been said about how South Africa are going to improve on the loss. We are expecting the game and the intensity to go up a notch across the board,” the Lions captain said.

“From our point of view, we look at that first half and see how we put ourselves under pressure and where we can improve our game, probably not just from that first half but for the full 80.

“We do feel we’ve got a few gears to go up and that’s been a large part of our focus this week. We probably didn’t execute as well as we’d have liked in that first half.

“Early on we were probably disappointed with the way we started at scrum time. I felt we were under pressure.

“But our set-piece came through and our management improved drastically in the second half.

“We did well to turn the scoreboard around and we just want to make sure that we don’t give ourselves too much of a deficit in that early area of ​​the game.”


The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match Test Series against the Springboks last Saturday. The only place to hear if South Africa can strike back or if the Lions can clinch the series is live and exclusive on talkSPORT this Saturday from 4pm.

Before that though, every evening at 5pm on talkSPORT 2, is the Lions Daily which takes you inside both the Lions and Boks camps.

talkSPORT, your home for Lions rugby.

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