Lions rule out Australia-based tour

first_img  647  96 The British & Irish Lions line up Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Posted in British & Irish Lions, Lions Tour, Springboks, Top headlines The British & Irish Lions could still tour South Africa after their board decided to turn down an offer from Australia to host this year’s series against the Springboks.According to reports in the Telegraph and Daily Mail, after meeting this week the eight-man Lions board, chaired by Jason Leonard, ruled out the option of holding the tour in Australia.ALSO READ: Kolbe embraces utility roleRugby Australia made the offer to host the series, promising capacity crowds in the three Tests, which would have been held in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. RA had also offered to cover the costs of relocating the tour, as well as any losses in revenue, if a lockdown was implemented in Australia at short notice.The Lions board had hoped to make a final call over the tour during its meeting on Friday, but has delayed its decision waiting to hear if the UK government will underwrite the costs of relocating the tour to the UK and Ireland.A decision on this is only expected in the coming week, but multiple reports in England suggest that it is unlikely, with a number of other sports also dependent on government’s support.The costs attached to hosting the tour in the UK mean that minimum crowds of 25% would be needed to make the tour viable, but there is still no clarity over whether fans in the UK will be allowed back into stadiums by the time the tour rolls around in July.It appears that a UK-based series still presents the most lucrative option, but the possibility of a traditional tour to South Africa has also not been ruled out.For now, though, the waiting game continues as various options remain on the table.However, any Australia-based series has been removed from the equation.ALSO READ: What’s in our new issue?Subscribe herePhoto: Getty Images Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on March 6, 2021 center_img ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ 贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ HealthyWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldHealthyWomanMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Lions rule out Australia-based tourlast_img read more

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