CONFIRMED: 2021 British & Irish Lions tour location revealed

The British & Irish Lions and SA Rugby have confirmed they are aligned on delivering the Castle Lager Lions Series in South Africa in the scheduled playing window.

The Lions Board confirmed its preference to SA Rugby on Monday evening, prior to follow-up meetings earlier today (Tuesday).

https://twitter.com/btsportrugby/status/1374393403115401219

“After reviewing information relating to the various contingency scenarios being considered, I can confirm that the Board’s intended position is for the Tour to go ahead as scheduled in South Africa in 2021,” said Jason Leonard, chairman of The British & Irish Lions.

“We acknowledge that there is a significant amount of work still to be undertaken to deliver a robust COVID-19 countermeasure plan to ensure a successful, safe and uninterrupted Tour. SA Rugby will have our full support to help implement this plan.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Lions Tour 2021 fixtures and TV channel

  • Saturday, June 26… Japan… Murrayfield… Sky Sports… KO TBC
  • Saturday July 3… Stormers… Cape Town… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 7… South Africa Invitational… Port Elizabeth… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 10… Sharks… Durban… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 14… South Africa A… Mbombela… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 17… Bulls… Pretoria… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 24… South Africa… Johannesburg… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, July 31… South Africa… Cape Town… Sky Sports… KO 7pm
  • Saturday, August 7… South Africa… Johannesburg… Sky Sports… KO 7pm

Lawrence Dallaglio selects SEVEN Englishmen in his Lions XV

Lawrence Dallaglio

BACK-THREE:

  • 15 Stuart Hogg (Sco)
  • 14 Anthony Watson (Eng)
  • 11. Jonny May (Eng)

CENTRES:

  • 13 Garry Ringrose (Ire)
  • 12 Owen Farrell (Eng)

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