South Africa v British and Irish Lions LIVE commentary: Full coverage of third Test decider in Cape Town today

The British and Irish Lions face world champions South Africa in the third and final Test of their summer tour today.

The blockbuster series is level at one win each after the Springboks hit back last weekend.

The Lions will have to go again for the third Test in Cape Town this weekend

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The Lions will have to go again for the third Test in Cape Town this weekend

The Lions claimed a dramatic win in the opening clash but South Africa bounced back with a 27-9 win in Cape Town to take the series to a decider.

It was a tense and fiery second match and sets up a huge final meeting this weekend.

talkSPORT has brought you this summer’s Lions tour in full and we’ll be in attendance under the shadow of Table Mountain again this Saturday for the final clash.

South Africa v British & Irish Lions: How to listen

The third and final Test will get underway at 5pm on Saturday, August 7.

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 former Lions Ben Kay and James Haskell.

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.

The British and Irish Lions and South Africa face off this weekend in their third and final test

The British and Irish Lions and South Africa face off this weekend in their third and final test

South Africa v The Lions: Confirmed line-ups

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 (Montpellier), C Reinach (Montpellier); S Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), B Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), F Malherbe (DHL Stormers), E Etzebeth (Toulon), L De Jager (Sale), S Kolisi (Cell C Sharks, capt), F Mostert (Honda Heat) , J Wiese (Leicester).

Replacements: M Marx (Kubota Spears), T Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls), V Koch (Saracens), M Van Staden (Vodacom Bulls), K Smith (Yamaha Jubilo), H Jantjies (DHL Stormers), Morne Steyn (Vodacom Bulls), D Willemse (DHL Stormers).

Lions: L Williams (Scarlets, Wales); J Adams (Cardiff, Wales), R Henshaw (Leinster, Ireland), B Aki (Connacht, Ireland), D Van Der Merwe (Worcester, Scotland), D Biggar (Northampton, Wales), A Price (Glasgow, Scotland); W Jones (Scarlets, Wales), K Owens (Scarlets, Wales), T Furlong (Leinster, Ireland), M Itoje (Saracens, England), A Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales, capt), C Lawes (Northampton, England) , T Curry (Sale, England), J Conan (Leinster, Ireland).

Replacements: L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, England), M Vunipola (Saracens, England), K Sinckler (Bristol, England), A Beard (Ospreys, Wales), S Simmonds (Exeter, England), C Murray (Munster, Ireland), F Russell (Racing 92, Scotland), 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 27-9 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 his Lions will enter Saturday’s series decider intent on restoring their wounded pride.

“It’s going to be obviously the biggest week of the tour now. It’s the last chance to put it right. We’re lucky we’ve got another week,” the Lions skipper said.

“There has been a lot said about a wounded Springbok but I think the Lions have taken a dent and we need to put it right.

“Immediately after the game we got together and said we had to stick together. There was a lot of eye contact.

“Everyone is well aware that Warren will make changes – he’s notorious for making changes – and we go again.

“There will probably be opportunities for some and there’s definitely a feeling we can probably put it right.

“It will be interesting to see what Warren does with the team. But definitely it’s going to be a big week.”

Jones insists it was the Lions’ failings rather than South Africa’s response following their defeat in the first Test that led to their downfall.

“From the the outside it probably looked like a backlash, but from where I’m sitting here we didn’t help ourselves,” Jones said.

“We were well aware of what they were going to improve on. They probably did to us what we wanted to do to them. They tried to do it last week, they probably just did it better and we saw more of it.”


With the seires level at 1 a piece it all comes down to one final game between the British & Irish Lions and World Champions South Africa.

The only place to hear it is on talkSPORT, live and exclusive coverage from 4pm this Saturday.

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