British & Irish Lions 2021

STATS | A long history of Springboks v British & Irish Lions rivalry

2019-11-22 13:07
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Cape Town - The British & Irish Lions' 2021 tour to South Africa will be the 14th such journey for the combined England, Scoland, Wales and Ireland side to these shores.

In the 13 previous tours - the first of which took place in 1891 and the most recent in 2009 - the British Lions have emerged victorious on four occasions, with the 1955 visit ending in a tie.

In total, 46 matches have been played between the sides, with the British Lions winners in 17 of those clashes. South Africa has claimed victory on 23 occasions, with six matches ending in a stalemate.

The 2021 tour will feature three Tests at venues which are due to be confirmed in early December 2019.

The British Lions are also expected to play the four South African Super Rugby franchises as well as a match against an invitational side.

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History | British & Irish Lions in SA:

1891: British & Irish Lions won 3-0

1896: British & Irish Lions won 3-1

1903: South Africa won 1-0

1910: South Africa won 2-1

1924: South Africa won 3-0 (one Test drawn)

1938: South Africa won 2-1

1955: Series tied 2-2

1962: South Africa won 3-0 (one Test drawn)

1968: South Africa won 3-0 (one Test drawn)

1974: British & Irish Lions won 3-0 (one Test drawn)

1980: South Africa won 3-1

1997: British & Irish Lions won 2-1

2009: South Africa won 2-1

2021: ?

- Compiled by Garrin Lambley

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