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Sharks v British and Irish Lions (2021 Tour)

July 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm SAST


The British and Irish Lions play their third tour match before the 3 test match series against the Springboks, taking on the Bulls of Super Rugby in Pretoria. The Lions return to the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, having played the second test of the 2009 tour in which they dramatically lost 28-25 and ultimately lost the series (see below).

The Lions were due to face the Bulls but the opponents were changed to the Sharks after a Covid-19 outbreak among the Bulls players and staff.

Where is Bulls v British and Irish Lions being played?

A guide to visiting the historic Loftus Versfeld Stadium is available here.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Pretoria)

British and Irish Lions Tour 2021

A guide to the British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in 2021 is available here.

Sports Tourist’s Guide to the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2021

How do I get tickets for Bulls v British and Irish Lions?

For Bulls fans, a ballot will be held for all matches – registration is available on the official website.

For Lions fans, priority access tickets have already sold out. However it was confirmed in March 2020 that there was going to be a ticket ballot, sign up for updates on the official Lions website.

Travel to Bulls v British and Irish Lions

The closest major airport is O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg – South Africa’s primary international and domestic airport, offering direct flights to destinations on all continents.

From the airport, the Gautrain runs to Pretoria in about 40 minutes, with a change at Marlboro. There are plans for there to be a direct service to Pretoria from the airport.

Thinking of flying to Pretoria? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Further travel information is available on the Loftus Versfeld Stadium guide above.

Hotels for Bulls v British and Irish Lions

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Pretoria by clicking here.

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Sports Tourist


Loftus Versfeld
Pretoria, South Africa

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