British & Irish Lions vs Stormers: Time, Date, Channel
The British & Irish Lions vs Stormers game starts today (Saturday July 17) at 5pm BST / 12pm ET / 9am PT.
• WE — Watch on NBC, Peacock or Sling
• UK — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free
The live broadcast of the British and Irish Lions against Stormers today (July 17) will bring us the Lions’ final warm-up match before they take on powerhouse South Africa in the first of three test matches.
And there’s a lot to do too: the Lions will want to get back to winning ways after being beaten 17-13 by South Africa A on Wednesday July 14, and several members of the squad will want to prove they have to start in the first test next Saturday (July 24). In fact, Lions attacking coach Gregor Townsend went so far as to call the Stormers game “the players’ last chance to raise their hands”.
We already know who will start the match, with coach Warren Gatland having already announced the line-up. Ireland center Robbie Henshaw is back from injury, while Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is on the bench after an astonishing 18-day recovery from a dislocated shoulder.
British and Irish Lions: Hogg (captain); Adams, Daly, Henshaw, Van der Merwe; Smith, Price, Sutherland, Cowan-Dickie, Furlong, Beard, Hill, Beirne, H Watson, Conan
Subs: George, Vunipola, Fagerson, AW Jones, Simmonds, Davies, Harris, Rees-Zammit
Stormers will miss the eight players who make up the full Springboks squad for the Test series, including Pieter-Steph Du Toit and Bongi Mbonambi, but they still have plenty of talent.
Edwill Van Der Merwe, for example, was the top try scorer in the Rainbow Cup, while Tim Swiel and Evan Roos are also expected to be a threat.
There is no ‘friendly’ game in top-flight rugby union, and we’re sure to see both teams get into the game, which starts at 5pm BST (12pm ET) today .
That should make it a must-watch sporting event – and the good news is you can enjoy it wherever you are in the world. Here’s how to watch the British & Irish Lions vs Stormers live stream.
How to watch the British & Irish Lions v Stormers live stream from outside your country
It’s only natural that you want to watch the British and Irish Lions v Stormers from your home country, but what if you’re not around when the game is in progress?
Look no further than a VPN or Virtual Private Network. A VPN makes it look like you’re surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you’re in. This means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For example, a Briton who is currently in the US could watch the British & Irish Lions v Stormers on Sky Sports, even if they are not in the UK.
They are completely legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We’ve tested many of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It’s fast, works on many devices, and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. Like we said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you want to connect to in the VPN app. For example, if you are in the United States and want to view a UK service, you would select UK from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Go to Sky Sports or another website and watch the game.
How to watch the British and Irish Lions vs Stormers live stream in the US
Rugby Union fans in the United States can watch the live broadcast of the British and Irish Lions against the Stormers – and the next three test matches against South Africa – on the NBC family of networks and their affiliate streaming service Peacock . It’s 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on July 17.
If you’ve cut the cord and aren’t getting NBC or NBC SN through your cable package, you can access those channels through Sling TV and Fubo TV, two of the picks on our list of the best streaming services.
If you are usually based in the UK and have a valid TV license, but are currently in the US, you can watch the British & Irish Lions vs Stormers live stream for free using a VPN such as ‘ExpressVPN to access Sky Sports online.
How to watch the British & Irish Lions v Stormers live stream in the UK
Sky Sports is the home of the Lions tour in the UK. Rugby fans should therefore point their remotes at the pay TV service to follow the live broadcast of the British and Irish Lions against the Stormers. The game starts at 5:00 p.m. BST, but coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. so you can get in the mood and follow all the news from Camp Lions.
If you can bear not to watch it live, Channel 4 will show highlights later today, meaning it will also be available through its All 4 online portal.
If you’re not in the UK but have a valid UK TV license, you can still watch the Lions Tour game using one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the live stream of the British and Irish Lions against the Stormers in South Africa
The Lions tour will obviously be big news in the rugby-mad host country, and the live broadcast of the British and Irish Lions against the Stormers will be broadcast exclusively on the SuperSport subscription service.
That means you can also tune in through the network’s streaming service for PC and Mac, and through its dedicated smartphone app for iOS and Android.
You are not at home but want to follow the match on SuperSport as if you were there? A VPN such as ExpressVPN could be the answer.
How to watch the live stream of the British and Irish Lions against the Stormers in Australia
The Stan streaming service will broadcast all Lions games in Australia, meaning Australians can watch the British and Irish Lions live stream against the Stormers through its new Stan Sports platform.
If you’re not currently in Australia, you can use a VPN like ExpressVPN to watch all the action on your Stan account as if you were at home. Just keep in mind that jet lag is not helpful to Aussie rugby fans – the game starts at 4am AEST.