JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 24, Drinks during the MTN Lions media open day from Johannesburg Stadium, A Field on April 24, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Johannesburg – The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced on Tuesday the highly anticipated 2013 Golden Lions fixture schedule.

The 2013 schedule includes fixtures from their new tournament, the Lions Challenge, and local matches in the Super Rugby promotion/relegation series.

The Currie Cup fixtures will be confirmed at a later date.

The Lions will also host the Cheetahs, Bulls, Kings, Stormers and the Sharks during the year.


January 19 - Lions v Russia at Ellis Park

January 23 - Lions v Cheetahs at Ellis Park

February 2 - Lions v Bulls at Orlando Stadium

February 9 - Lions v Kings at Ellis Park

February 23 - Lions v Namibia at Ellis Park

March 16 - Lions v Mont de Masin

April 13 - Lions v US Invitational

April 20 - Lions v US Invitational

April 27 - Lions v Chigago Lions

May 11 - Lions v Agen

June 1 - Lions v Samoa

June 8 - Lions v French Barbarians

June 15 - Lions v Stormers

June 21 - Lion v Sharks

July 12 - Lions v Montpellier

July 20 - Lions v Grenoble

July 27 - Lions v Promotion/Relegation

Aug 3 - Lions v Promotion/relegation – Sapa