Print Page | Close Window

2021 Lions

Printed From: National League Rugby Discussion Forums
Category: League Rugby - www.leaguerugby.co.uk
Forum Name: Clubhouse chat
Forum Description: For rugby related posts that fit nowhere else.. When you're ready Sandra.
URL: http://www.rolling-maul.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=18544
Printed Date: 13 Apr 2021 at 23:50
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 12.03 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: 2021 Lions
Posted By: MikeGC
Subject: 2021 Lions
Date 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" rel="nofollow - 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



Replies:
Posted By: islander
Date 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" rel="nofollow - 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


Posted By: Fly Half
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 10:00
Australian RU desperately needs money,any money.


Posted By: WEvans
Date 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" rel="nofollow - 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?


Posted By: Raider999
Date 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.

-------------
RAID ON



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.net