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Lions Tour faces cancellation
Discussion started by Faithful_City , 03 May, 2020 08:39
Lions Tour faces cancellation
Faithful_City 03 May, 2020 08:39
What a disaster that would be for rugby.


Next year’s British and Irish Lions tour is in danger of being ditched as the home unions face up to rugby’s growing cash crisis.

The Lions – the only global brand in the sport that can dwarf the All Blacks – are due to tour South Africa next year on an eight-match trip that could earn £30m.

But England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are all sweating over whether or not they can play their autumn Tests, plus the four matches already held over from this season’s Six Nations due to the coronavirus shutdown.

If those games don’t go ahead – or are played behind closed doors – then the home countries are in danger of falling into an £80m black hole.

Some officials are already discussing how that would bankrupt the Welsh, Scottish and Irish unions and force them, as well as England, to make re-scheduled home Tests in 2021 their top priority.

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