After some months of speculation ignited by the detrimental effect of Covid-19 on current and future rugby prospects, it appears that a crisis regarding the Lions 2021 tour to South Africa has been averted and the original plans regarding dates will go ahead, according to a report by the Telegraph.
— Telegraph Rugby (@TelegraphRugby) June 27, 2020
The news comes as a relief to many supporters in South Africa and the UK who were facing the prospect of having the tour postponed to 2022 or even cancelled in its entirety.
The last time the Lions toured South Africa was in 2009 under Sir Ian McGeechan and Warren Gatland. The Lions lost the series 2-1 but gave a valiant account of themselves with some superb rugby being played.
South Africa's victory in the World cup last year will give added spice to the tour as the Lions will have the opportunity to avenge 2009 against the world champions.