The British and Irish Lions tour will go ahead this summer in South Africa, great news for rugby fans and sponsors a like?
Confirmed: The Lions tour of South Africa will go ahead as planned.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 23, 2021
26 June: vs Japan [Edinburgh]
3 July: vs Stormers
7 July: vs South Africa Invitational
10 July: vs Sharks
14 July: vs South Africa 'A'
17 July: vs Bulls
24 July: vs Springboks – Johannesburg
31 July: vs Springboks – Cape Town
7 August: vs Springboks – Johannesburg pic.twitter.com/kI4AuOHGvV
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) March 23, 2021
The Lions tour of South Africa, will be to South Africa! There are protocols to fix, safety to nail down, but all other options have fallen by the wayside apart from the original plan.
— Stephen Jones (@stephenjones9) March 23, 2021
The British and Irish Lions and South Africa Rugby have agreed to keep the 2021 tour as originally scheduled.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 23, 2021
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) March 23, 2021
Still hard to work out why it couldn’t be pushed back till next summer? A Lions tour without fans, isn’t really a Lions tour? With summer tours planned next summer for the different rugby nations, I suppose it has to be this summer or never. The World Champions up against the best of Britain and Ireland, how good does that sound and who will make the plane? What will the management be? Who will be captain? All big questions for Lions coach Warren Gatland the New Zealander will again lead the tour for the third time in a row. The former Welsh coach was watching the Six Nations closely over the past few weeks and the decisions he makes will be very interesting in the next few weeks.