Lions 2021 ticket prices confirmed for South Africa tour - Ruck

Lions 2021 ticket prices confirmed for South Africa tour

Lions 2021 ticket prices have now been revealed. Tickets for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa will be sold via a unique ballot process.

South African residents will be able to apply for tickets by entering the ballot on the website, with the ballot opening on September 2 and closing at midnight on September 16. Details regarding the ballot for Lions supporters are still to be announced, with fans able to pre-register for updates on the British & Irish Lions website.

Lions 2021 ticket prices

  1. Saturday 3 July: British & Irish Lions v DHL Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town (£10-£26)
  2. Wednesday 7 July: British & Irish Lions v SA ‘Invitational’ – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (£5-£15)
  3. Saturday 10 July: British & Irish Lions v Cell C Sharks – Jonsson Kings Park, Durban (£10-£26)
  4. Wednesday 14 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa ‘A’ – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit £5-£15)
  5. Saturday 17 July: British & Irish Lions v Vodacom Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria (£10-£26)
  6. Saturday 24 July (first Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg (£20 to £130)
  7. Saturday 31 July (second Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town (£20 to £130)
  8. Saturday 7 August (third Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg (£20 to £130)


An All-Time Lions Greatest Ever Playing Squad

Back Three (6)

Looking back in these critical positions there is much talent (I common theme throughout all selections), so to narrow it down is very difficult. But the players I have selected are:

JPR Williams, Gavin Hastings, Gerald Davies, Tony O’Reilly, Jason Robinson and Andy Irvine. 

These selections give you sufficient cover at full-back with four players in Williams, Hastings, Robinson and Irvine all played internationally at 15. In terms of try threats, then Davies, O’Reilly, Robinson and Irvine gives you that as well from the wings and also you have some good kicking options there. 

Centres (5)

I am looking for partnerships and also players who can give you a physical edge to be able to carry the ball. Also footballers who can spot opportunities in defensive lines. My choices are:

Brian O’Driscoll, Jonathan Davies, Bleddyn Williams, Mike Gibson and Will Greenwood

These selections give me three centres in O’Driscoll, Davies and Williams who are more comfortable in the outside-centre position but can be adaptable. Still. with Gibson, I have a football option at inside-centre. Greenwood was a fabulous centre, who can play at 12 or 13 comfortably, great hands and always a try threat.

Fly-Halves (3)

This position has arguably given me the biggest selection headache. So many great tens for the Lions. If JPR is to be my test full-back which he would start, then I need a ten who is a consistent place kicker or look at other options. With that in mind, have selected the following:

Barry John, Jonny Wilkinson and Jackie Kyle

John and Kyle were just magicians in their time on a rugby field. Both were competent goal kickers but could be inconsistent. My safety net is the selection of Wilkinson. A prolific goal kicker, and also can slot in if required, at inside-centre. A nice option to have.