Andy Farrell On Coaching The Lions & A Tour For Ireland This Summer

In the dark.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell claims he is still in the dark when it comes to the British and Irish Lions tour and Ireland’s plans for the summer.

Talks have been ongoing as to where the Lions tour could be held with Britain and Ireland looking like the most likely option, with Farrell, who toured with the Lions in 2013 and 2017, touted once again for a coaching position alongside Gatland and his team.

As for Ireland, no summer tour is in place yet, with talks of a potential Pacific Islands tour in the pipelines.

But the Ireland boss is still in the dark as to what’s happening on either front but hopes to know more by the end of the month.

Either way, he claims he will do what’s best for Irish Rugby in the long-term.

“No there isn’t (any update), I’m as updated as you are on all the ramifications that are being bounced about from day to day so no, there’s nothing that I know that’s going on at this moment in time that gives any clarity on the situation whatsoever,” Farrell said.

“We don’t know whether there’s a Lions tour going on, we don’t know at this moment in time whether there’s a summer tour going on with Ireland.

“So I hear that hopefully by the end of the month we’ll know something more concrete.

“Like I’ve always said, and it’s the truth, I’ll always do the right thing for Irish rugby.

“At this moment in time, we don’t know, like I’ve said, whether one tour is going ahead or whether both tours are going ahead, we have no clarity or no certainty about anything so I suppose we’ll have to wait until the end of the month.”