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BT Murrayfield will host the Lions v Japan Test match next summer. Don't miss this rare chance to watch the boys play on home soil, ahead of their 2021 South Africa Tour. Find out how to book official VIP hospitality below.

The British and Irish Lions have announced they will face Japan for the first time in a one-off Test-match at Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby.

Both sides will compete in Edinburgh for the Vodafone 1888 Cup, named after the first year the Lions touring team visited Australia and New Zealand.  

The Test-match will take place ahead of the Lions South Africa series this summer. The warm-up match will proceed with three Test series against Rugby World Cup champions, the Springboks.

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"One of our objectives is to give Warren (Gatland) and the playing squad as much meaningful preparation as possible before departing on Tour, so we are delighted to have agreed this fixture," said Ben Calveley, managing director of the British and Irish Lions via Sky Sports.

Like many others, Scottish Rugby has been hard hit by the absence of fans and the Autumn Internationals. The fixture will also provide the club with an essential financial uplift.

In regards to Lions fans, Calveley said:  “A Lions Test is one of the most iconic events in world sport, but a huge number of fans from the home nations never get the chance to see one live. The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup match will give even more supporters the opportunity to be part of the next chapter in Lions history.

It will be an ‘I was there’ moment, against an entertaining and highly-respected opposition,” via The Independent.

When will the Lions v Japan Test-match take place?

The Lions will face the Brave Blossoms on Saturday 26th June 2021. Kick-off is currently TBC.

How to get Lions v Japan hospitality packages

This highly anticipated match will give fans a rare chance to witness the Lions play on home soil before the main event. Despite recent events, organisers remain confident that fans will be allowed to attend.

So, if you want to secure your seat and enjoy once in a lifetime matchday experience, why not treat yourself to luxury hospitality? Not only will you witness the action from unparalleled views, you will also be treated to fine foods, premium drinks and much more.  

Through Seat Unique, you can book the finest facilities Murrayfield Stadium has to offer including the Thistle Suite, Centenary Club and Executive Boxes. Buy Lions v Japan hospitality packages safely and securely online today!

The British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour

Due to the pandemic, the Lions board of directors have been in talks over a contingency plan to save the tournament. All Covid restrictions are expected to be lifted in England on the 21st June, allowing for the Lions tour of South Africa to move to the UK.

To find out everything you need to know about the Lions tour dates and fixtures, as well as how to get hospitality tickets, head over to our blog.

Register for Lions Tour 2021 hospitality packages here