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British & Irish Lions 2021 Fixtures Announced

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The British & Irish Lions have announced the fixture for the tour to South Africa in 2021, with the notable venue in Johannesburg likely to see a record crowd for a British Lions fixture.

Soccer City in Soweto will host the opening test match of the tour and has a capacity of just under 90,000.

The second test will be held in Cape Town at the 55,000 seater Cape Town Stadium  before returning to Johannesburg for the final test at Ellis Park.

It was also confirmed that the Lions will face a shortened tour with just five warm up matches and three test matches making a total of just eight fixtures instead of the ten games they played during the tour of New Zealand in 2017.

The Lions will face Super Rugby sides The Stormers, The Sharks and The Bulls as well as fixtures against an invitational side and South Africa A, before taking on the World Champions in the three test series.

The British & Irish Lions Tour Schedule 2021

3 July – DHL Stormers (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)
7 July – South Africa Invitational (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)
10 July – Cell C Sharks (Jonsson Kings Park, Durban)
14 July – South Africa ‘A’ Team (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)
17 July – Vodacom Bulls (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
24 July – First Test v Springboks (Soccer City, Johannesburg)
31 July – Second Test v Springboks (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)
7 August – Third Test v Springboks (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)

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