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British & Irish Lions Tour Will Be Shortened, Premiership Rugby Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 17

The British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand this summer will be "the last in its existing six-week format," Premiership Rugby confirmed, according to Mark Dobson of the London GUARDIAN. Premiership Rugby CEO Mark McCafferty "echoed the stance" of Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie that the t...

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