Three venues revealed for possible home Lions tests - Ruck

Three venues revealed for possible home Lions tests

The British and Irish Lions series with South Africa could be held in the UK and Ireland, according to reports this morning.

The BBC and Daily Mail are each reporting those three as the likely venues as rugby powerbrokers plan the next step if Covid-19 prevents Lions fans from travelling to South Africa.

According to reports, the first test would be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with the other matches held at Twickenham and Wembley in London.

It would represent the unique prospect of rugby fans being able to watch the Lions do titanic battle with the Springboks on home soil.

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However, it is hoped that a vaccine would allow for fans to attend games in the UK by summer.

In a statement on Saturday the Lions board announced that they had been having “repeated meetings to discuss all scenarios available and is in constant dialogue”.

Sam Warburton leaves Stuart Hogg out of his Lions XV

BACK-THREE

  • 15. Liam Williams (Wales)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 11. Jonny May (England)
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CENTRES:

  • 13. Henry Slade (England)
  • 12. Johnny Williams (Wales)

“My bolter is Wales’s Johnny Williams at inside centre. He impressed me with his physicality and all-round game in the autumn and if he can build on that in the Six Nations then he has a real chance. Toby Flood recently told me how good he thought Williams was when they played together at Newcastle Falcons. His potential is huge.”

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