Women's British & Irish Lions team set for 'different' first tour if launched - Ruck

Women’s British & Irish Lions team set for ‘different’ first tour if launched

The possibility of setting up a British and Irish Lions women’s team is looking more and more likely with the. concept to be looked at by a new feasibility group, according to the BBC.

England international Shaunagh Brown and Ireland’s Niamh Briggs will form part of the 13-strong panel.


It will be chaired by former Wales and Lions wing Ieuan Evans, now a Lions board member.

“Women’s rugby is experiencing unprecedented growth around the world, with participation levels continuing to increase every year,” Evans said.

“A women’s Lions team is a big opportunity for the women’s game, and I am looking forward to working with the steering group to assess its viability.”

Following a number of meetings, it has been suggested that a women’s schedule could take place in the USA and Canada, according to RUCK sorces.

The women’s game is stronger in North American rather than the traditional tour venues of Australia and South Africa.

It’s thought that the potential tour could be penciled in for 2024 with the Rugby World Cup (womens) being delayed until 2022 this week.