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Cape Town to host remainder of British and Irish Lions Tour<p>The Mother City has already hosted two tour matches at the Cape Town Stadium, when the Lions faced off against the South African ‘A’ side and the Stormers for warm up games. </p><p>The stadium will also host the most anticipated test match between the Lions and the World Champion Springboks. </p><p>‘Cape Town is excited to host the first test this weekend, which will be the first Lions and Springbok clash to be held in the city since 1997. Having already successfully hosted the two warm up games, our teams from the City and the Cape Town Stadium are working with the rugby authorities to ensure we make the upcoming games a memorable experience,’ said Executive Mayor Alderman Dan Plato. </p><p>‘This is an important tour for the entire country and Cape Town is pleased to assist in taking on the load of hosting the additional test matches to ensure the tour continues to minimise any disruptions. We undertake to host a safe event with our health protocols and ensure the Lions as well as the Springboks enjoy their extended stay in the Mother City.’ </p><p>The change in the tour programme means that in addition to this Saturday’s match, Cape Town will now also host the second, scheduled for 31 July 2021, and third tests on 7 August 2021.</p><p>All games will be played at the Cape Town Stadium in line with current national Disaster Management Act regulations prohibiting spectators at sports events. </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-07-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#34f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b;L0|#034f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b|event;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#1b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97;L0|#01b05f64b-82b6-48ff-9032-784fac58cf97|executive mayor;GP0|#6398d426-f799-44e8-abec-30af038afd7f;L0|#06398d426-f799-44e8-abec-30af038afd7f|Rugby10

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