(16 May 2021)
The fixture list and venues for the Castle Lager Lions
Series has been revised with a schedule that accommodates stable
team bases and training venues, whilst significantly reducing

All eight matches of the tour will be played in
Gauteng or Cape Town to minimise the risks of disruption that
could be caused by the COVID19 pandemic.

The Castle Lager Lions Series will now kick off in
Gauteng, rather than Cape Town, with three matches against
provincial opposition before moving to Cape Town for two more
warm-up matches before the first Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 24 July.

Getting the stadium ready. Picture from when the British & Irish Lions played the Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The series then returns to Johannesburg
for the second and third Tests at the FNB Stadium.

is one team change in the revised schedule with the Emirates Lions
replacing the SA Invitational team. The adjustment was made to
reduce the risks associated with drawing a squad from around the

SA Rugby is organising all games in the schedule
on the basis they will take place behind closed doors.

Saturday, 3 July: Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions
(Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Wednesday, 7 July: Cell C Sharks v British & Irish
Lions (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg) 20:00 (SAT) / 19:00 (BST)

Saturday, 10 July: Vodacom Bulls v British &
Irish Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00

Wednesday, 14 July: South Africa ‘A’ v British &
Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 20:00 (SAT) / 19:00

Saturday, 17 July: DHL Stormers v British &
Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00

Saturday, 24 July: Springboks v British & Irish
Lions (1stTest, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 18:00 (SAT) /
17:00 (BST)

Saturday, 31 July: Springboks v British &
Irish Lions (2ndTest, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) /
17:00 (BST)

Saturday, 7 Aug: Springboks v British &
Irish Lions (3rdTest, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) /
17:00 (BST)

The British & Irish Lions Test match
against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, 26 June for
The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup will continue as scheduled. However,
owing to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, a
decision on crowd size will be made nearer the time of the event
and in line with the latest Scottish Government guidance.

“The COVID19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption
to the global sporting calendar, but after discussions with our
partners at SA Rugby, we are very pleased to be able to give
confirmation of the revised tour schedule,” said Ben Calveley, The
British & Irish Lions Managing Director. “While things
will undoubtedly look different to a typical Lions Tour, together
with SA Rugby we are determined to deliver an uninterrupted Series
for the players who will take the field, as well as the many
millions of people watching at home. We would like to
thank all Lions supporters for their patience and understanding as
we continue to navigate our way through the impact of the
pandemic, and also extend our enormous gratitude to our commercial
partners for their incredible ongoing support.”

All ticket
holders for the original schedule will receive a full refund.

Rugby has also confirmed that SA resident ticket holders would have
first right to purchase tickets for the revised schedule if
restrictions on attendance at sports events are lifted.

Supporters who have booked ticket-inclusive packages through Lions
Rugby Travel and its appointed Official Sub-agents should be
contacted separately with the options available, as have those who
had successfully purchased Test match tickets via the Lions ticket

Rugby pictures
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens,

Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens,

Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,

Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong

Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,

Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,

Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,

Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Pictures of
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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