The squad will meet up for a ten-day camp

It has been confirmed that a British & Irish Lions training camp will be held in Jersey ahead of the 2021 Tour to South Africa.

Senior members of the Lions’ management team visited Jersey this week to discuss travel and accommodation logistics for the ten-day camp, which before the Test match against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday 26 June.

“This visit has confirmed that Jersey can provide the facilities and support that we need,” Lions head coach Warren Gatland said of the trip. According to the Lions, also discussed were Covid-19 protocols for that training camp, as well as the possibilities for community engagement while the squad and coaches are in Jersey.

“I will be bringing the coaching and management team back to the island later this month to finalise plans and I’m confident that, when the squad arrives in June, we will have the environment we need to prepare to meet the Springboks.”

Minister for economic development in Jersey, senator Lyndon Farnham also said: “When the touring party arrives, Jersey will be in the international spotlight, which will bring significant benefits to the Island’s profile as a safe and vibrant visitor destination, not only for rugby supporters but also for other sporting fans and organisations.

“Our aim is that Jersey continues to develop as a safe and accessible location for global sporting events where athletes can train and compete with the very best facilities in a beautiful island environment.”

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