Rugby Australia make offer to host Lions tour

The potential for a Lions Tour occurring in 2021 has been re-ignited amid experiences that Rugby Australia have stepped in and supplied to host the gathering. 

The 2021 tour was on account of happen in July and August nonetheless the seriousness of the pandemic in South Africa has rendered a standard tour terribly unlikely.

Decisions mooted embody a behind-closed-doors tour of South Africa or opting to stage the matches contained in the UK. 

Nonetheless, tonight, the London Occasions revealed that Rugby Australia chief Hamish McLennan has contacted each World Rugby and the South African union with a suggestion to host the assessments in Australia.

“Now we have already staged rugby correct proper right here spherical Covid with the precautions we took to play the Rugby Championship,” McLennan instructed The Occasions. “And this weekend, after the gamers have achieved quarantine, the Australian Open tennis begins with 30,000 individuals allowed in.

“There are such a lot of ex-pats residing spherical Australia from South Africa and the UK and Eire that we nonetheless really actually really feel we might fill the grounds,” he talked about.

Whereas the current is deemed a believable one, it stays to be seen whether or not or not or not it is going to come to fruition.

The plan would require approval from each the Lions and the Springboks and would want to win the endorsement of broadcasters. 

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