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Murrayfield to host Lions ‘home’ match against Japan

General view inside the stadium prior to the 2020 Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The British & Irish Lions rugby union team will play Japan at Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium next June in what will mark only its third Test match on ‘home’ soil.

The match will take place on June 26, effectively serving as a warm-up fixture for the Lions ahead of their tour of South Africa, which will take place from July 3 to August 7.

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