Official logo for British & Irish Lions’ tour of SA revealed

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SA Rugby and the British & Irish Lions have announced that Castle Lager will be the official title partner of the much-anticipated 2021 series in South Africa.

TOUR WILL FINISH WITH 3 TESTS

The Castle Lager Lions Series will kick off on Saturday, July 3, 2021 and will culminate in three Test against the reigning Rugby World Cup champions, the Springboks.

After matches against the Stormers, a SA ‘Invitational’ side, the Sharks, SA ‘A’ and the Bulls, the first Test will take place at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The second Test follows at the Cape Town Stadium, before the British and Irish Lions return to Gauteng for the final Test at Ellis Park.

The British & Irish Lions have toured South Africa on 13 previous occasions, with the first Tour taking place in 1891.

In that time, the British & Irish Lions have won four Test series, lost eight with one ending in a draw.

Their overall record against the Springboks is played 46, won 17, lost 23 and drawn six.

Castle Lager Lions series logo explained:

The four elements at the top of the symbol represent the four home unions which make up the British & Irish Lions, set above a single element to represent South Africa.

The two elements resolve into a single symbol – a dynamic perspective of a rugby ball.

The combined colours from the flag of South Africa and the Lions red flow through the elements as a symbol of unity. Negative space between the four top elements forms an abstract shape of a person wrapping their arms around the symbol, representing friendship and community.

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