South Africa vs British & Irish Lions first Test LIVE: Build-up, updates and result

South Africa vs British and Irish Lions LIVE: Highly-anticipated summer Test series gets underway as rivals finally lock horns in first match in Cape Town

The British and Lions finally get their series with South Africa underway on Saturday evening in Cape Town.

The Lions’ Tour has been hit by Covid upheaval but normal service has resumed. The Springboks have hardly played since winning the 2019 World Cup but ahead of the first Test the Lions line-up is made up of largely untried combinations.

Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for live coverage of the first Test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions, including build-up, updates and result.