2021 British & Irish Lions Tour Of South Africa In Danger Of Being Cancelled

Cancelled.

The 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa is in danger of being cancelled next year in a big to help save the struggling home unions who have been hit hard financially as a result of the pandemic.

The Mirror is reporting that the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak has left England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all desperate to play both their November tests and all their remaining Six Nations fixtures that were postponed earlier in the year.

The report adds that those nations are looking at a potential £80m deficit if those games don’t end up going ahead and fear bankruptcy if they are not rescheduled at some stage, which the 2021 Lions tour set to lose out.

Those home fixtures usually generate between £4m to £8m for the host side, which as much as four times the amount each home nation can make from a Lions tour.