Keep the Lions Tour in South Africa – Postpone to 2022 and DO NOT switch to UK and Ireland
In just over two days, more than 2,700 rugby fans have signed this petition to postpone the Lions Tour to 2022 and keep it in South Africa.
Two of those to have signed are former Lions stars, Graham Price and Tim Stimpson. Other past rugby players adding their name to the list are ex-Springboks, Tonderai Chavanga, Corne Krige and ex-England prop and media star, David Flatman.
The supporter who is personally fronting the campaign is our MD and five-time Lions tourist, Mark Gardner.
Asked by South African newspaper, The Weekend Argus why he launched the campaign, Mark explained: “I decided to start this Petition to give an official fans’ viewpoint on what the tour means to them. The rugby games are a circular process of making friendships, experiencing a new culture, exploring new lands and investing in the local economy. It’s part of Lions DNA and folklore and should not be tampered with.”
Thanks to HUGE backing from supporters, The Sun, Daily Mail, Irish Examiner, The Scotsman, News24 and an array of other media outlets have all reported the story. Popular social media accounts, including RugbyPass, have also promoted the campaign alongside numerous media outlets across South Africa.
Help protect the magic of the Lions and South Africa tourism. Our ONE MILLION RAND charities need this. The game of rugby needs this. But, most of all, the fans need this.