British and Irish Lions fixtures announced

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by nick_w, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    Best thing is, it all kicks off on my 22nd b-day, so maybe treat myself!

    here is the list, comment and enjoy

    30 May: Highveld XV; Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg
    3 June: Golden Lions; Ellis Park, Johannesburg
    6 June: Cheetahs; Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
    10 June: Sharks; ABSA Park, Durban
    13 June: Western Province; Newlands, Cape Town
    16/17 June: Coastal XV; Port Elizabeth (Venue to be confirmed)
    20 June: South Africa(first Test); ABSA Park, Durban
    23 June: Emerging Springboks; Newlands, Cape Town
    27 June: South Africa (second Test); Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
    4 July: South Africa (third Test); Ellis Park, Johannesburg
     
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  3. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Saw it earlier today and have to admit good number of games!!!

    However the firt tour game is 2 days before (correct me if I am wrong) the Final / Semi's of the Guniess Prem?

    To me all the players need to be on tour together to bond etc, so I thought the Lions would have gone later to accomodate this!
     
  4. danny

    danny Guest

    Im there for the test matches its gonna be f***ing awesome. Nothing like a Lions tour and the last Sa tour was the best. Highveld XV sounds testing as first games are usually a bit iffy for the touring team.
     
  5. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    no your right. They have said that any players who may be in the Lions squad and in the finals will miss the first test. Bit of a silly move if you ask me. These players need to be together for as long as possible to build up that team bond as quickly as possible. There is of course the added worry of injuries that major players may get in the final, plus that famous problem of burn out.
     
  6. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    Very excited about the 'Emerging Springboks' game.
     
  7. danny

    danny Guest

    no your right. They have said that any players who may be in the Lions squad and in the finals will miss the first test. Bit of a silly move if you ask me. These players need to be together for as long as possible to build up that team bond as quickly as possible. There is of course the added worry of injuries that major players may get in the final, plus that famous problem of burn out.
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    That sums the organisation of rugbys administrators up completely, cant imagine that happening in football. That has ****** me off big time. At least if glos get in the prem final it wont get in the way of the Lions tour,LOL
     
  8. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    I'm with you on that one
     
  9. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    I wonder who will star in that XXII.
     
  10. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    no your right. They have said that any players who may be in the Lions squad and in the finals will miss the first test. Bit of a silly move if you ask me. These players need to be together for as long as possible to build up that team bond as quickly as possible. There is of course the added worry of injuries that major players may get in the final, plus that famous problem of burn out.
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    That sums the organisation of rugbys administrators up completely, cant imagine that happening in football. That has ****** me off big time. At least if glos get in the prem final it wont get in the way of the Lions tour,LOL
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    Who was it that said the club v country problem was over? It is a shambles.
     
  11. chinwaggler

    chinwaggler Guest

    Is it gonna be aired on Sky Sports or a terrestrial channel? I don't have sky sports lol :ranting:
     
  12. spaz41

    spaz41 Guest

    Go the Lions!
     
  13. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    I hope all you British boys are gonna pop round for some drinks! :p
     
  14. RC

    RC Guest

    WTF's the deal with having a test against the emerging springboks in between our first and second test?!
    What kind of a squad are we gonna put out for that test?
    Talk about fluffing out a tournament!
     
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