Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
27 Mar 2021
8:00 am

Why the Lions tour is so special and has to happen in SA

Rudolph Jacobs

Not everyone gets a chance to face the combined team from Europe, but for some there's a chance of doing so twice in one's career.

Springbok players celebrate after Morne Steyn kicked the winning points during the second Test against the Lions at Loftus Versfeld in 2009. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

We are getting to that time when we all start playing selector by picking our starting XVs. The announcement earlier this week that SA Rugby and the board of the British and Irish Lions are aligned to have the tour continue on South African soil has created a bit of a buzz. There is all of a sudden a little more interest in the form of the players, with anticipation growing to see the World Cup winning Boks in action again. Admittedly, there are still many questions that need to be answered before the Lions actually arrive in South Africa,...