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South Africa v British and Irish Lions – 1st Test (2021 Tour)

July 24, 2021

The British and Irish Lions play the first test match of their 2021 tour of South Africa, playing their first ever match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The last time the Lions play in Johannesburg was the third test of the last 2009 tour at Ellis Park in which they won 28-9 but lost the series 2-1.


FNB Stadium

A guide to visiting the FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City is available here.

FNB Stadium/Soccer City (Johannesburg)


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 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 will be a ticket ballot, sign up for updates on the official Lions website.


How do I get to Johannesburg?

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

From the airport, the Gautrain runs to Sandton in 15 minutes, for connections to Pretoria and Johannesburg change at Marlboro. There are plans for there to be a direct service to Pretoria and Johannesburg from the airport.

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

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


Where to stay in Johannesburg

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


Venue

FNB Stadium
Johannesburg, South Africa

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