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16 Sep 2020, 21:42 GMT+10

Tour organisers have cautioned South Africa residents against attempting to buy tickets through second hand platforms for any of the British & Irish Lions eight matches in South Africa in 2021.

Any such tickets are illegal and will not be recognized. South African residents have to use the official online platform:

"We can't emphasise it enough that people must be cautious against dealing with any platform outside of the official online site. We are aware of secondary tickets systems like Viagogo, who are advertising tickets. These companies have no ticket inventory to sell and tickets purchased through their platform(s) will not be valid and therefore not accepted at the gate. People who work through secondary touts will not have valid tickets," said the tour organisers.

*The ticket ballot opened on 2 September and closes at 23:59 on 16 September. The ballot process, used internationally for the most elite global sporting events, is the fairest method of determining ticket allocation, but please understand requesting a ticket(s) through the ballot doesn't ensure you a ticket.

Please visit the information drop down menu on the home page of or enter the ticket ballot section for all details pertaining to the ticket ballot. If you want a tutorial in how to process the ticket ballot, please also click on the ticket ballot guide.

The ballot on this site is exclusive to South African residents.

How Does the Ballot Process Work?

Applicants will use the ballot to apply for tickets to their preferred match, ticket category, ticket quantity and, where applicable, hospitality package.

After the ticket ballot application phase has been completed there will be a computerised selection process. Applicants will then be notified if they have been successful in securing their preferred tickets.

Why a Ticket Ballot?

The ballot system is used in all global major sporting events and is the fairest method of obtaining tickets.

Registration and entry into the ballot will not automatically entitle applicants to match-day tickets and the purpose of the registration and entry into the ballot places the applicant in the draw.

Historical results

Lions v Springboks

Played 46: Springboks won 23, Lions won 17 and six drawn

Full 2021 tour schedule:

Saturday 3 July: British & Irish Lions v Stormers - Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Wednesday 7 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa Invitational - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Saturday 10 July: British & Irish Lions v Sharks - Kings Park, Durban

Wednesday 14 July: British & Irish Lions v South Africa 'A' - Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Saturday 17 July: British & Irish Lions v Bulls - Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Saturday 24 July (first Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions - FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

Saturday 31 July (second Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions - Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Saturday 7 August (third Test): Springboks vs British & Irish Lions - Ellis Park, Johannesburg

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