The World's Greatest, Tour.

Eight matches, six weeks and three Tests against the reigning World Champions – welcome to The British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa in 2021.

The British & Irish Lions will play three Test matches against the Springboks on Saturday 24 July in Cape Town, Saturday 31 July in Johannesburg and then a potential series decider on Saturday 7 August back in Johannesburg.

And with five other matches that will also take place in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

All eight matches of the Tour will be played in Gauteng or Cape Town to minimise the risk of disruption that could be caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule accommodates stable team bases and training venues and significantly reduces travel.

Date

Fixtures

Location

Stadium

KO

03/07/2021

 Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions

Johannesburg

Emirates Airline Park

17h00 (BST)

07/07/2021

Cell C Sharks v British & Irish Lions

Johannesburg

Emirates Airline Park

19h00 (BST)

10/07/2021

Vodacom Bulls v British & Irish Lions

Pretoria

Loftus Versfeld

17h00 (BST)

14/07/2021

South Africa 'A' v British & Irish Lions

Cape Town

Cape Town Stadium

19h00 (BST)

17/07/2021

DHL Stormers v British & Irish Lions 

Cape Town

Cape Town Stadium

17h00 (BST)

24/07/2021

Springboks v British & Irish Lions - 1st Test

Cape Town

Cape Town Stadium

17h00 (BST)

31/07/2021

Springboks v British & Irish Lions - 2nd Test

Johannesburg

FNB Stadium

17h00 (BST)

07/08/2021

Springboks v British & Irish Lions - 3rd Test

Johannesburg

FNB Stadium

17h00 (BST)