Croke Park Being Lined Up To Stage Epic British & Irish Lions Test Against The Springboks
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Croke Park is being lined up to stage a British and Irish Lions Test against the world champion Springboks this summer as organisers continue to make alternative plans due to the ongoing crisis.
Last week it was reported that officials are exploring the idea of moving the tour to Britain and Ireland due to the current situation surrounding the virus in South Africa, and three venues are already being looked at as possible locations for the Test series.
According to The Rugby Paper, Croke Park is the “preferred” option over the home of Irish Rugby, the Aviva Stadium, for the first Test with the Principality Stadium in Wales and Twickenham being lined up for the second and third Tests respectively.
The Lions tour is currently slated to get underway against Japan at Murrayfield on June 26th. The tests against South Africa are slated to be played on July 24th, July 31st and August 7th.
Croke Park has previously hosted some of Ireland’s Six Nations games while renovations took place on Landsdowne Road. It also hosted a Heineken Cup semi-final clash between Leinster and Munster and was on Ireland’s list of stadiums for their Rugby World Cup 2023 bid.