2021 British & Irish Lions tour itinerary set to change

The unique schedule for the three-Take a look at collection between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions is about to alter, with Cape City now prone to host the primary match and Johannesburg the final two.

The primary Take a look at was initially scheduled to happen on the FNB Stadium in Joburg , with the second performed in Cape City and the third at Ellis Park in Joburg.

In following the announcement that the tour will go forward in South Africa, after a lot hypothesis that will probably be moved, organisers confirmed that the unique dates and venues are topic to alter.

And based on a report within the Telegraph, the schedule has now been adjusted accordingly with the official announcement set to be made within the subsequent few days.

It’s believed the primary Take a look at within the three-match collection will now happen in Cape City earlier than the ultimate two Exams are held at altitude in Johannesburg. The venues for the Lions’ 5 warm-up video games towards the Stormers, Vodacom Bulls, Sharks, SA ‘A’ and SA Invitation may even be rejigged as all fixtures will probably be restricted to Cape City and Johannesburg amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lions boss Warren Gatland stated: ‘I’m not one hundred pc certain, however my understanding in the intervening time is that the video games will probably be on the identical dates as the unique tour was, and will probably be three Exams.

‘It appears to be like prefer it’ll be in two venues, so beginning doubtlessly in Johannesburg, then three video games in Cape City, with the primary Take a look at there, after which the second and third Take a look at again in Johannesburg.’

Primarily based on Gatland’s feedback, the primary Take a look at will probably be on the Cape City Stadium on 24 July, earlier than the second and third Exams are performed in Johannesburg on 31 July and seven August.

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