Lions’ coastal clash confirmed

Saru have announced the British & Irish Lions will play a Coastal XV on 16 June in Port Elizabeth.

SA Rugby sought and was granted dispensation from government to play the match on the Youth Day public holiday. The match will kick off at 3pm at the new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Although called the Coastal XV, the team that plays the Lions will be the new Eastern Cape franchise comprising Eastern Province and Border. The game against the Lions will be their inaugural fixture.