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South Africa A v British and Irish Lions (2021 Tour)

July 14, 2021

The British and Irish Lions play their penultimate tour match before they face the Springboks 10 days later. They take on the South Africa ‘A’ team, the second South Africa national team that used to be known as the Junior Springboks or the Emerging Springboks. The Lions have not played at Mbombela Stadium but did take on the Emerging Springboks on the 2009 tour in an entertaining match, which included a last minute converted try by the Boks to draw 13-13 (see below).


Mbombela Stadium

A guide to visiting the safari-themed Mbombela Stadium is available here.

Mbombela Stadium (Mbombela/Nelspruit)


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 South Africa A v British and Irish Lions?

For South Africa 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.


How do I get to Mbombela/Nelspruit?

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is located approximately 25 kilometres north east of Nelspruit, offering flights to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as well as internationally to Livingstone in Zambia and Vilankulos in Mozambique. Nelspruit Airport is the older airport, 6 kilometres from the city but doesn’t generally offer commercial flights.

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

Further travel information is available on the Mbombela Stadium guide above.


Where to stay in Nelspruit

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


Venue

Mbombela Stadium
Mbombela, South Africa

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