Lockdown exit plan raises prospect of British & Irish Lions ‘home tour’

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  • Fixtures could take place in England, Wales and Ireland
  • Opponents of home fixtures include Willie John McBride

The prospect of relocating the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa to the UK and Ireland moved a step closer on Monday after the government’s announcement that bumper crowds may return to sporting events in June. A final decision is still not expected until next month but it is understood a “home tour” has become a more enticing proposition for the Lions following the announcement.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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Lockdown exit plan raises prospect of British & Irish Lions ‘home tour’

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