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British & Irish Lions To Reduce Fixtures For '21 South Africa Tour

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 17

The British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in '21 will be cut to eight matches in a move that "will be welcomed" by Premiership Rugby clubs, but "future trips could be restored to 10 fixtures with the four home unions keeping their options open," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN...

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