British & Irish Lions-Springboks: UK ruled out and everything indicates it will be played in South Africa


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British & Irish Lions-Springboks: UK ruled out and everything indicates it will be played in South Africa

One of the many topics with the most uncertainty since 2020 is where and how the confrontations between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions will take place in July of this year.

According to English media, the possibility of the United Kingdom and Ireland hosting this event was ruled out, so the only option that would remain is for the British-Irish team to travel to South African lands. This decision would have been due to costs and logistics involved in the trip from South Africa.

“If possible, the RFU supports the Lions tour taking place in South Africa as planned,” said a RFU representative from England.

Rugby Australia had promised capacity crowds in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, adding that the Test series winnings would be split between the Springboks and the Lions. However, there were concerns about tour relocation costs, as well as lost revenue should a short-term lockdown be implemented in either city.

The report states that South Africa and the British & Irish Lions are still in conversation to make a decision and an official announcement is expected on Thursday this week.


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