Lions should play hard ball with PRL

The Rugby Paper - - Views -

RE­PORTS about the threat to the very ex­is­tence of the Lions will be viewed with dis­may by rugby sup­port­ers across the Bri­tish Isles as well as those in the host coun­tries.

Seem­ingly those con­cerns do not ex­tend to the pow­ers-that-be within English rugby whose ac­tions have posed that threat. But there is a sim­ple so­lu­tion, namely that the Lions man­age­ment is­sue a state­ment that they feel un­able to con­sider any English player for the 2021 tour to South Africa.

If they did so now it would leave plenty of time for Premier­ship Rugby to con­sider whether Eng­land has a place within world rugby and, if so, what that place is. Hope­fully, this will lead to them fine-tun­ing their present pro­pos­als so as to avoid the threat. JOHN ROW­LANDS via email

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