SuperSport brings fans the live British and Irish Lions squad announcement
Johannesburg, May 4 – The countdown to the tour of South Africa by the British and Irish Lions starts in earnest on Thursday with the announcement of the 36-man squad – to be broadcast live on SuperSport (SS Rugby and SS Blitz, 1pm).
After months of guesswork, conjecture and speculation, the lid will finally be lifted on the composition of the great touring side; the first to these shores since 2009.
Coach Warren Gatland will also announce his captain, which always has a huge bearing on the tour.
The announcement will be followed by a SKY-produced show (SS Rugby and SS Blitz, 7pm) that reacts to the announcement and will include interviews with Gatland and his new captain.
South African reaction, from Jean de Villiers, Hanyani Shimange and Schalk Burger, all in Cape Town, will follow at 8pm and no doubt include a provocative response or two.