BEAUTY IN THE FRIDGE

Revised Fixture List and Venues for Castle Lager Lions Series

0 11

(16 May 2021) The fixture list and venues for the Castle Lager Lions Series has been revised with a schedule that accommodates stable team bases and training venues, whilst significantly reducing travel.

All eight matches of the tour will be played in Gauteng or Cape Town to minimise the risks of disruption that could be caused by the COVID19 pandemic.

The Castle Lager Lions Series will now kick off in Gauteng, rather than Cape Town, with three matches against provincial opposition before moving to Cape Town for two more warm-up matches before the first Test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 24 July.

Getting the stadium ready. Picture from when the British & Irish Lions played the Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The series then returns to Johannesburg for the second and third Tests at the FNB Stadium.

There is one team change in the revised schedule with the Emirates Lions replacing the SA Invitational team. The adjustment was made to reduce the risks associated with drawing a squad from around the country.

SA Rugby is organising all games in the schedule on the basis they will take place behind closed doors.

Saturday, 3 July: Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Wednesday, 7 July: Cell C Sharks v British & Irish Lions (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg) 20:00 (SAT) / 19:00 (BST)

Saturday, 10 July: Vodacom Bulls v British & Irish Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Wednesday, 14 July: South Africa ‘A’ v British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 20:00 (SAT) / 19:00 (BST)

Saturday, 17 July: DHL Stormers v British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Saturday, 24 July: Springboks v British & Irish Lions (1stTest, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Saturday, 31 July: Springboks v British & Irish Lions (2ndTest, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

Saturday, 7 Aug: Springboks v British & Irish Lions (3rdTest, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg) 18:00 (SAT) / 17:00 (BST)

The British & Irish Lions Test match against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, 26 June for The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup will continue as scheduled. However, owing to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, a decision on crowd size will be made nearer the time of the event and in line with the latest Scottish Government guidance.

“The COVID19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption to the global sporting calendar, but after discussions with our partners at SA Rugby, we are very pleased to be able to give confirmation of the revised tour schedule,” said Ben Calveley, The British & Irish Lions Managing Director. “While things will undoubtedly look different to a typical Lions Tour, together with SA Rugby we are determined to deliver an uninterrupted Series for the players who will take the field, as well as the many millions of people watching at home. We would like to thank all Lions supporters for their patience and understanding as we continue to navigate our way through the impact of the pandemic, and also extend our enormous gratitude to our commercial partners for their incredible ongoing support.”

All ticket holders for the original schedule will receive a full refund.

SA Rugby has also confirmed that SA resident ticket holders would have first right to purchase tickets for the revised schedule if restrictions on attendance at sports events are lifted.

Supporters who have booked ticket-inclusive packages through Lions Rugby Travel and its appointed Official Sub-agents should be contacted separately with the options available, as have those who had successfully purchased Test match tickets via the Lions ticket ballot.

Rugby pictures: Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
, Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015, Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong Kong, Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,

Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong
,

Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014
,

Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013
,
Pictures of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

See latest Travel Industry News, Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: COVID19, Rugby, Lions, South Africa, MICE, Sport.

Headlines:

Air Travel Bubble Between Hong Kong and Singapore Bursts Again 
Minor Signs First NH Hotel in Middle East 
British Airways Trials 25-Second Digital COVID19 Test 
Avani Hotel to Open in Seminyak, Bali Next Month 
United Airlines Adding Over 400 Daily Flights to July Schedule 
3,500-Room Resorts World Las Vegas to Open 24 June 
Four Seasons Unveils New Private Jet Itinerary for 2022 
New Zealand Opens to Yachts from Australia 
Whitbread to Open 2,142 Hotel Rooms in UK by End of August 
Bangkok Airways Resumes Flights from BKK to CNX and HKT 
Rebuilding Hospitality – Amadeus Publishes Results of Global Hotel Survey 
Hong Kong Int. Airport Reports April 2021 Passenger and Cargo Traffic 
Etihad Launches Verified to Fly 
First Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk Joined in Record Time 
Bombardier’s New Apprenticeship Program at London Biggin Hill 
Air North, Yukon’s Airline Appoints APG as GSA in 12 Countries 
Revised Fixture List and Venues for Castle Lager Lions Series 
Asia Digital Engineering Receives Base Maintenance Approval from CAAM 
Qantas Delays Resumption of International Flights Until Late December 
Accor Hotels in Queensland Report Strong Increase in Occupancy 
CWT Appoints Courtney Mattson as Acting Chief Financial Officer 
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 to Take Place 8 Oct to 12 Nov 2022 
DHL Expands and Upgrades myDHLi Digital Platform 
Airbus to Resume Work Upgrading A320 Family FAL in Toulouse 
Emirates to Showcase New Premium Economy Seats at ATM 2021 
Qantas to Operate Special Supermoon Flight on 26 May 
Etihad Airways Launches New Services in Abu Dhabi 
Charles H. Named Best Bar in Korea 
ATR Expands Partnership with Skyways Technics in Malaysia 
SAS to Launch Seasonal Flights Between Luleå and London 
China Airlines Warns of Possible Flight Cancellations 
British Airways Increases Frequencies to Holiday Destinations 
American Airlines Partners Shinola and D.S. & Durga for New Amenity Kits 
Rosewood Signs Luxury Hotel in Hangzhou, China 
Qantas to Base Five Embraer E190s in Adelaide 
Neos Airlines Appoints APG as GSA in USA 
Registration Opens for Malaysia Airlines’ Aircraft Engineering Courses 
Two More Boeing 737-800BCF Conversion Lines to Open in 2022 
Mandarin Oriental Geneva Partners CENAS Private Sleep Clinic 
Swiss-Belhotel to Launch Two New Brands at Arabian Travel Market 
SAS Reports 2% Increase in Passengers in April 
Dusit Signs Luxury Hotel in Zhejiang, China 
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Completes First Phase of Renovation 
Hong Kong Air Cargo Receives Approval for Nine New Routes 
Swire Hotels Appoints Giovanni Beretta as Group Director of Operations 
Viktoria Skraba Joins Atomize as Director of Customer Success and Services 
Dassault Aviation Unveils Falcon 10X 
Pause, Focus and Growth – Dusit Introduces Devarana Wellness to Hotels 
Embraer Signs Pool Program Agreement with Breeze Airways 
International Passenger Demand in March 2021 Down 87.8% on March 2019 
FCM Expecting Rebound in Global Corporate Travel by Year-End 
Air Cargo Demand Reaches Record High in March 
Second Falcon 6X Aircraft Joins Test Flight Programme 
Rosewood Signs Hotel in Vienna, Austria 
Etihad Airways Enters Esports with Team Nigma Sponsorship 
Cathay Pacific Cargo Completes Trial of IATA’s ONE Record at HKIA 
Air China and Air New Zealand Extend Partnership 
Singapore Airlines Raises Further S$2 Billion 
Clarence Tan Joins Hilton as Senior Vice President of Development – APAC 
Lufthansa Orders Five More Boeing 787-9 Aircraft 
Hong Kong to Expand Facilities for Business Jets at HKIA 
Delta Signs New Global Distribution Agreement with Sabre 
Small Luxury Hotels of the World Adds Four UK Properties to Portfolio 
Taste of Finnair Now Available as Foodora Delivery Service 
Turkish Aerospace Upgrades Website 
New World Signs Resort in Niseko, Japan 
Hilton Signs Four Luxury Hotels in China 
Bangkok Airways Suspends BKK – CNX, LPT and HKT 
JetBlue Takes Delivery of First A321LR with Airspace Interior 
Banyan Tree Global Foundation to Support Eight Projects in ASEAN 
NAS to Manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for Another 20 Years 
Staff at Five Anantara Resorts in Phuket and Samui Now Fully Vaccinated 
Expedia Joins PATA as Corporate Member 
Thailand’s Second Kimpton Hotel to be Located on Koh Samui 
Asia Pacific Airlines Carried Just 1.1 Million Int. Passengers in March 
Korean Air Expands Baggage Notification Service to All Flights 
Lufthansa Technik to Develop Cargo in the Cabin Solutions for A330s 
SAS Appoints Anko van der Werff as President and CEO 
Mantra Terrace Hotel Brisbane Reopens After Major Renovation 
Arca Hotel in Hong Kong to Open Mid-May 
Sino Jet Signs Agreement with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 
Shangri-La Partners Samty Group for Second Hotel in Japan 
Accor Expands Peppers Brand to Marysville, Australia 
CWT Appoints Michelle McKinney Frymire as CEO 
Langham Opens 13th Hotel in China 
Cambodia Airports to Enhance Operations with Amadeus Flow 
PATA Appoints Liz Ortiguera as CEO 
Delivering Group Appoints Ali Powell as Director – UK & Europe 
Fusion Acquires Glow Hotels & Resorts 
Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble Set for Take Off on 26 May 
Marriott Signs First JW in Spain 
Finnair to Expand Summer Flight Schedule 
Qatar Airways to Launch Flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 
Malaysia Airlines Launches MHflypass  
New Lithium Batteries Algorithm for Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is 
Fadi Samaan Joins Four Seasons Hotel Amman as Director of Sales 
Finnair Pilots Sign New Collective Labour Agreement 
Rosewood Partners Mitsubishi for First Hotel in Japan 
Finnair to Accept First COVID19 Vaccine Dose as Alternative to Test Result 
NH Hotel Group to Join Global Hotel Alliance; Merge Loyalty Programmes 
Dorsett Hotels in Hong Kong to Install HEPA UV-C Air Purifiers on Guest Floors 
IATA and UNWTO Launch Destination Tracker 
Embraer Converts Legacy 450 into a Praetor 500 in Brazil 
Delta Orders 25 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft 
OAG Partners Microsoft Azure and Snowflake to Launch Metis 
Bangkok Airways Delays BKK-MAQ Launch; Suspends HKT-HDY, BKK-THS/TDX 
IATA Forecasts Net Airline Industry Losses of US$47.7 Billion in 2021 
Chris Drewer Returns to Singapore as Airbus’ SVP for South East Asia 
Etihad Airways Operates First ecoFlight of 2021 
Martin Clapham Joins ICC Sydney as Director of Business Services 
Promoting Hua Hin Airport and Prachuap Khiri Khan to Regional Markets – Interview 
NDC – Exclusive Interview with Kathy Morgan of Sabre Travel Solutions 
Elephant Conservation, Jungle Bubbles and Tourism in Thailand – Interview 
IATA Travel Pass – Interview with Vinoop Goel, Director Airports – APAC 
How’s Business in Pattaya, Thailand? Interview with MD of Tiffany’s Show 
Will British & Irish Lions’ Tour of South Africa Go Ahead? 
ASEAN Tourism Forum 2021 Postponed Until January 2022 
HD Videos and Interviews 
Podcasts from HD Video Interviews 
RSS News Feed and Ticker 
Travel Trade Shows in 2020 and 2021 
High-Res Picture Galleries 
Travel News Asia – Latest Travel Industry News 

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.