British and Irish Lions consider base in Jersey as contingency plan for tour

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• Summer tour could be moved from South Africa to British Isles

• Jersey could be used as pre-tour camp if tour goes ahead abroad

The British and Irish Lions are exploring the option of basing themselves in Jersey as part of a contingency plan if this summer’s tour of South Africa is moved to the British Isles.

With the prospect of large crowds in July and August making a “home” tour more appealing, it is understood the Lions head coach, Warren Gatland, has recently visited the channel island to assess the facilities at a new multi-million pound sports complex.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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