SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux held a press conference to update the public on the ticketing system and prices on the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 2021. However, the hub of the The talk was the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions which, if maintained, would prevent British fans from traveling to South Africa to attend matches during the tour.
Roux explained that SA Rugby and the organizers had been working at best, but that the tour would have to be reconsidered if fans are unable to travel, which would have a significant commercial impact: “Obviously we are seeing a number of different contingencies. about what happens if the pandemic continues the way it does today ”.
“To be fair, the absence of spectators and the impossibility of people traveling commercially would not make this feasible and there would be a serious reconsideration on how we continue in terms of the tour,” said the South African leader, adding that “in the preparation of the last months was considered the possibility of moving the event. We decided that, in the best of cases, the information we currently have is that, in all probability, by June and July of next year the trip would have returned to what is considered normal and that we will be able to continue ”.
“In terms of moving the tour dates to a later stage next year, given the decisions around the world calendar, it would be unlikely. It would interfere with the France and England tournaments and some other dates, making it almost impossible. Roux closed.