BREAKING: Women's Lions tour confirmed, first tour destination revealed - Ruck

BREAKING: Women’s Lions tour confirmed, first tour destination revealed

It’s been reported this morning that planning for a Women’s British & Irish Lions tour will be taken to the next level after ‘positive feedback’ from players, unions, sponsors and broadcasters.

Sources suggest it would be logical for the Lions to take on world champions Black Ferns in New Zealand as a first port of call for the invitational side. 

“I chaired the feasibility study on the women’s Lions. A recommendation went to board and it was accepted,” revealed Lions Chariman Ieuan Evans.

“Those discussions are ongoing but they’re very positive. The feedback and response we’ve had from players and unions, sponsors and broadcasters, has been excellent.

“Look at the women’s World Cup. Talk about transformational and inspiring. The quality of the rugby was off-the-charts good. It really is an opportunity for us.

“It’s a question of when and finding a slot. Why wouldn’t the Lions, who are such a totemic entity, have a women’s team?

“There is the appetite and the quality and now it’s literally about finding a slot in the calendar for it.

“The women’s Lions similarly should embrace being different. It doesn’t need to follow the men’s. It can do it its own way and there is interest from the host nations.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm to host a women’s Lions. There is significant value in it. That’s what the Lions does. It has a footprint well beyond its geographical boundaries.”

Worst Lions Of All-Time, Including 2021 star

Scroll down to find out who mate their lost of the worst Lions players.


#5 – Stuart Hogg

PA: 2013 and 2017 went badly for the Scot. The Lions stuck by Hogg for the second Test in 2021 but was shaky under the high-ball and had no chance to shine in attack .”

RUCK: Just doesn’t seem to work out for Hoggy in the Lions with the harder he tries the tougher it gets

VERDICT: Justified

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