Lions Tour

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Jan 03, 2021, 01:20

Is in danger of being cancelled. 

A final decision is being made in February, it seems. 

Jan 03, 2021, 01:53

At this stage, it is probably for the best to cancel. 


Neither team is going to be prepared- given both countries have developed a new strain that is far more contagious. 

Hopefully, it could be rescheduled. Seems the Olympics may even be cancelled(again). 

Jan 03, 2021, 01:55

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it cancelled. 

Both countries are in rather a mess regarding COVID, so it is probably for the best. 

Jan 03, 2021, 14:27

Sad...:'(

Jan 03, 2021, 15:01

Can’t see it going ahead given SA will be late in implementing the vaccine

Talk of postponing the Lions for a year but that has implications for other test fixtures in 2022, so not a simple solution

Jan 03, 2021, 17:39

I think it will be cancelled, they’ll have no real option to do anything else. 

As for postponement, we’ll that throws up more problems than it solves. 

They may just try and play local fixtures in the NH instead. Not ideal but nothing is these days ! 

Jan 03, 2021, 17:51

Sadly it would be best to cancel.


Jan 03, 2021, 17:53

I think they should postpone the tour for a year and cancel the fixtures that would have been played in 2022

It’s that simple - fuck the inconsequential tests that are scheduled for 2022

Jan 03, 2021, 18:07

I can’t see that happening. It’s all about money now so the unions of the teams playing those tests will want them to go ahead. 

It’s a difficult situation. 

Jan 03, 2021, 18:09

They just need to tell those teams to fuck off

Jan 03, 2021, 18:17

Oh ok. That’s simple then ! 

Jan 03, 2021, 18:35

Yep it can be

Jan 03, 2021, 21:57

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. 

Jan 03, 2021, 23:11

Rassie must be ecstatic another year without rugby. If everybody on both teams gets vaccinated what could the risk be? Money?

Jan 03, 2021, 23:26

30 000 Brits not being able to watch the Lions is the major issue

All 3 tests sold out within minutes

Jan 03, 2021, 23:29

The TV rights are huge and something is better than nothing 

Jan 04, 2021, 00:24

Agreed but this is one the major issues

Jan 04, 2021, 01:40

We don’t even know if the vaccinations are going to be the cure all we’re being led to believe. We’re going to have to wait and see what happens. 

That said, the Tour is being viewed as too dangerous regardless of a vaccination programme. There’s no way the fans touring party can all be jabbed in time to go and we know SA won’t have their vaccination programme in full swing by then. 

TV rights are a consideration but to those in charge, the current risk is seeming to outweigh the reward. 

 
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