The World's Greatest, Tour.

The British & Irish Lions will tour South Africa in 2021 to play an incredible eight-match tour.

The British & Irish Lions will play three Test matches against the reigning World Champions South Africa on their epic tour in 2021 as well as five other matches.

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.

The Lions are the greatest touring rugby team in the world. Their journey in 2021 will be a special one.

In 2009, The Lions lost the Test series 2-1 but following their series draw against New Zealand in 2017, will have high hopes of repeating the victory in 1997.

Date

Match 

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)