The British & Irish Lions will be coming to Cape Town as part of their eight-game tour to South Africa in 2021.
Cape Town will host the second test match between the Boks and the Lions at Cape Town Stadium.
“Lions Tours are a truly unique experience, and we are expecting tens of thousands of supporters to travel to South Africa in 2021 – with this schedule, we’re certain that every one of them will come back with amazing memories,” said Ben Calveley, managing director of the British & Irish Lions.
Every four years the British & Irish Lions tour the Southern Hemisphere, visiting either New Zealand, Australia or South Africa.
In addition to the three test matches held in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the Lions will play three other weekend fixtures and two midweek matches. Besides playing three out of the four local Super Rugby teams, the touring team will also face an SA ‘Invitational’ side and South Africa ‘A’.
Saturday, 3 July: British & Irish Lions vs Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Wednesday, 7 July: British & Irish Lions v SA ‘Invitational’ – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Saturday 10 July: British & Irish Lions vs Sharks – Kings Park, Durban
Wednesday 14 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa ‘A’ – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Saturday, 17 July: British & Irish Lions vs Vodacom Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday, 24 July (1st Test): Springboks vs British & Irish Lions – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Saturday, 31 July (2nd Test): Springboks vs British & Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Saturday, 7 August (3rd Test): Springboks vs British & Irish Lions – Ellis Park, Johannesburg.
“We are delighted to announce the itinerary in conjunction with the British & Irish Lions, and we will continue progressing our preparations to provide travelling supporters with a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said president of SA Rugby Mark Alexander.
Registration for interest in tickets is already open.
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