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    Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 09:48
Saw this announcement in The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/31/rugby-union-australia-british-irish-lions-south-africa?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rugby Australia makes surprise offer to host Lions series against South Africa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 09:55
Originally posted by MikeGC MikeGC wrote:

Saw this announcement in The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/31/rugby-union-australia-british-irish-lions-south-africa?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rugby Australia makes surprise offer to host Lions series against South Africa

The bombastic Stephen Jones of the Sunday Times was proclaiming this as a 'global exclusive' for his paper on Twitter yesterday PM. And the Rugby Paper has it too. One of those inclusive exclusives... 

and muddies the waters further for the Lions, which now has at least half a dozen options: SA with fans, SA without, UK/Ire with fans, UK/Ire without, Australia, postpone to 2022, postpone to 2025 etc etc
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Australian RU desperately needs money,any money.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 13:40
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by MikeGC MikeGC wrote:

Saw this announcement in The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/31/rugby-union-australia-british-irish-lions-south-africa?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rugby Australia makes surprise offer to host Lions series against South Africa

The bombastic Stephen Jones of the Sunday Times was proclaiming this as a 'global exclusive' for his paper on Twitter yesterday PM. And the Rugby Paper has it too. One of those inclusive exclusives... 

and muddies the waters further for the Lions, which now has at least half a dozen options: SA with fans, SA without, UK/Ire with fans, UK/Ire without, Australia, postpone to 2022, postpone to 2025 etc etc

Does bombastic also mean ludicrous?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 14:53
Originally posted by Fly Half Fly Half wrote:

Australian RU desperately needs money,any money.


Article on Internet stated Australia would get costs with Sth Africa and Lions splitting the profit - crowds currently allowed although reduced capacity.

The two problems I could see would be

the timings bearing in mind the need to quarantine and the proximity of the schedule to the end of season

Warm-up games v Australian teams possibly or just the 3 match test series?

But obviously another option.
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