Join MSG in South Africa on our Lions 2021 unofficial supporters tours.
The romance of the 2017 Lions tour may be a distant memory but it’s already time to focus on the 2021 Lions tour to South Africa.
Times are a-changing as witnessed by the Lions Committee reducing the next tour from 10 to 8 matches. The abbreviation may put pressure on the coaching panel, although it’ll do nothing to stem the enthusiasm for the 30,000 fans expected to travel from the UK and Ireland to support those fortunate enough to be selected to represent the famous crest.
With the most open of all Rugby World Cups on the horizon it’s anyone’s guess who’ll take the trophy. Out of this marquee event, the first of its kind in Asia, the first buds of a wider Lions squad will emerge on Warren Gatland’s notepad. A season back home in NZ with the Chiefs will do the general no harm in sharpening his skills for the 12 month contract to lead players into the most exciting of Lions arenas.
At this stage the news on venues and tour itinerary is being debated amongst the hosts and Lions Committee. It is unlikely we’ll receive any key detail until early 2020, in line with prior tours’ information release periods.
What we do know is that the traditional tour window of June has been moved to July in line with the 2017 San Francisco Agreement. With the Premiership Final scheduled for 26th June 2021, a scheduling headache exists for the logistics teams on arranging 5 warm up games ahead of three Tests.
MSG Tours Ltd are not an official sub-agent of the British and Irish Lions and therefore all tours are coordinated without a guarantee of match tickets. Announcements of authorised sub agents are expected in late 2019 once applications are reviewed by the relevant parties.
— MSG Tours (@msgtours) June 30, 2017