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The British and Irish Lions look set to take on South Africa this summer in four test matches in Britain and Ireland this summer – one in each capital.
According to Sportsmail, it’s looking more and more likely that a ‘home’ tour will go ahead with Lions officials hoping to have a decision finalised as early as this week.
Tests will take place in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London with the venues likely to be the Principality Stadium, Aviva Stadium, Murrayfield and Twickenham respectively.
It’s unlikely the original midweek fixtures against South Africa’s franchises will we viable with the likes of the USA, Japan and the Barbarians being lined up as ‘warm-up’ opponents for both teams.
The report adds that the tour would likely breakeven with stadiums at 25% capacity and with the UK set to lift stadium restrictions this summer and the government likely to underwrite the tour, organisers are optimistic.
The one big issue is the current situation in Ireland with vaccinations rolling out at a snail’s pace and the country still in full lockdown. This could pose an issue for the proposed Dublin test.