The Lions will play five warm-up matches before three Tests against the world champion Springboks. The British and Irish Lions will play five warm-up matches and three Tests on their visit to South Africa in 2021. Rugby fans can book South Africa A Vs British And Irish Lions Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Former Wales head coach and Lions head coach for the 2013 and 2017 tours Warren Gatland will take the reins once again. In 2013 the Lions won the three Test series against Australia 2-1, with wins in Brisbane and Sydney, while in 2017 they beat New Zealand in Wellington after a loss in Auckland (despite scoring one of the greatest ever tries).
In the deciding game at Eden Park the Lions drew with the All Blacks 15-15, levelling the series.The challenge in South Africa will be made greater by the fact the tourists have fewer warm-up matches to build an understanding before the Tests against the current world champions.
This visit comprises of eight matches altogether, contrasted with the 10 in the past barely any visits.
Saturday 3 July 2021: British and Irish Lions v DHL Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Wednesday 7 July 2021: British and Irish Lions v South Africa Invitational – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Saturday 10 July 2021: British and Irish Lions v Cell C Sharks – Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Wednesday 14 July 2021: British and Irish Lions v South Africa ‘A’ – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Saturday 17 July 2021: British and Irish Lions v Vodacom Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday 24 July 2021 (First Test): Springboks v British and Irish Lions – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Saturday 31 July 2021 (Second Test): Springboks v British and Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Saturday 7 August 2021 (Third Test): Springboks v British and Irish Lions – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
“I am totally excited with how this calendar looks,” said Gatland when the visit was reported.
Visiting South Africa is consistently an enormous test, from a rugby point of view, yet additionally regarding the settings and the conditions confronting the players.
We are entirely agreeable that three of the games, two of which are Test matches, will be played at elevation. Our calendar falls in a manner to permit us to begin adrift level before working up and acclimatizing to the exceptional condition that playing at height presents.
Guaranteeing the group are totally prepared for the Test matches is a basic component of any Lions Tour, and I am sure the nature of restriction we will look in the initial weeks will prepare us to take on the Springboks. The Bulls, Sharks and Stormers are on the whole intense sides and present various difficulties, which is actually what we need.
“In addition, the settings we have concurred – some of which will be new to the Lions – open up the matches to a huge crowd and will without a doubt give an extraordinary encounter to the players and voyaging supporters the same.
“We are a lot of anticipating visiting this great nation.”
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