It appears increasingly likely that should the Springboks v British & Irish Lions tour go ahead in 2021, it will do so in the UK and Ireland.
According to an exclusive report, there is growing support for staging this year’s Springboks v British & Irish Lions series in Australia.
The British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa poses a considerable risk to the health and safety of the public in Ireland and the United Kingdom according to experts.
British & Irish Lions chairperson Jason Leonard says his board is committed to producing a “traditional’ tour” of South Africa.
World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte said a decision on the British & Irish Lions tour to SA will be made by the end of next month.
Dillyn Leyds said staging the British & Irish Lions tour in Australia “would be the biggest disappointment” in the Springboks’ history.
Australia has offered to stage this year’s British & Irish Lions tour of SA which is under threat because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Former British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones said no fans during this year’s South Africa tour would be a “travesty”.
Peter de Villiers has aired his views on the scheduled – at time of publishing – British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa in mid-2021.