2021 British & Irish Lions
Register your interest for the 2021 British Lions tour of South Africa
In 2021, the best players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland will band together as the British & Irish Lions head to South Africa to take on the World Champion Springboks.
The Lions will be out for redemption in 2021 when the two sides clash in what is sure to be an epic series. Warren Gatland becomes only the second person to coach the Lions for a third time and he will look to apply his learnings from his previous tours to Australia (2013) and New Zealand (2017) as the British Lions go in search of a famous series victory.
Its déjà vu as for the Springboks as they head into another British Lions series as World Champions. After their inspirational win at Rugby World Cup in 2021, the nation will come together again to support the team as they look to win back to back series over the British Lions for the first time since 1968.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be there to catch all the action in what is sure to be an enthralling series.
2009 British Lions in South Africa
The last time the British Lions toured South Africa was back in 2009 with the Springboks winning a hard-fought series 2-1.
In the first Test in Durban, the Springboks rampaged to a 26-7 lead after 50 minutes before the Lions mounted a strong comeback scoring 2 late tries. In a brutal final 10 minutes the Springboks were able to hang on to their lead securing an all-important 27-21 victory in the first Test.
Pretoria in the Highveld was the venue for the second Test. After a sensational 80 minute bruising encounter, Morne Steyn broke the heart of the Lions as he kicked a penalty from inside his own half on the last play of the game to give South Africa a 28-25 victory and the series win.
The Lions came out firing in the third Test at Ellis Park and put in a spectacular performance as they dominated the Springboks all over the park on their way to a pride-salvaging 28-9 win.
2021 British & Irish Lions Series - Match Schedule
- 1st Test: Saturday 24 July, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg (94,000 capacity)
- 2nd Test: Saturday 31 July, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town (55,000 capacity)
- 3rd Test: Saturday 7 August, Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg (62,000 capacity)
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