Rugby It is official, British and Irish lions will travel to South Africa!

It was no secret. In these times of pandemics, A sword of damocles hovers above the head of what is now the great tour of the British and Irish lions.. Later in the summer due to travel to South Africa to become world champions, who have not played a single meeting since their coronation on Japanese soil in November 2019. , Leading organizers to imagine a last-minute upheaval, South Africa is currently the country most affected by this new version. Many hypotheses were then put forward and placed on the table. We are thinking specifically of Australia, which has offered to host a series of tests. But recently it was the UK that was holding the line. After Springbok, a kind of reverse tonne used to go to the Old Continent.

Ultimately, this will not happen and Lions tour to be ‘normally’ in South Africa. On Tuesday, British and Irish Lions president Jason Leonard announced:After reviewing the information related to the various contingency scenarios being considered, I can confirm that the Council’s intended position is that the Tour be planned in South Africa in 2021.. “” Before continuing: “”We believe that much work is still to be done to deliver a strong Kovid-19 countermeasures scheme to ensure a successful, safe and uninterrupted tour. SA Rugby will have all our support to help you implement this scheme.. ” A tour that causes a lot of uncertainty. The first clearly belongs to the public in the stadiums. While there is still hope, it is more likely to see this tour behind closed doors. Which would be a major drawback for the South African Federation and all that followed. Mark Alexander, SARU President spoke about this: ”We appreciate the Lions’ faith and share their desire to see a safe and successful tour. There are serious financial implications for SA Rugby if the event happens without the supporters present and we cannot ignore it in our views. But we determine that the end result provides the best opportunity and experience for players, supporters and our business partners.. ”

In relation to the region, the South African travel program has been unveiled. And he promises us tempting promises. The Lions begin on July 3 against the Stromers in the South African province of Super Rugby. In total, the British will play 8 games a month. They will especially face the South African selection “A” as well as other well-known local provinces. Finally, they will end their tour facing the Springboks with this trilogy that promises to be theater.. date ? write them down. 24 July, 31 July and 7 August. If possible we cannot wait there and with the public.

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