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British and Irish Lions want to face Argentina on 2021 South Africa tour

The British and Irish Lions could face Argentina on their 2021 tour of South Africa.

While it is not possible to stage a full tour of South America due to a shortage of clubs, Lions CEO John Feehan has proposed a one-off Test against the Pumas for the first time on tour since 1927.

The Lions traditionally play the three heavyweights – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – but Argentina could soon have a regular spot on the fixture schedule.

The British and Irish Lions want to face Argentina in a Test on their 2021 tour of South Africa
The British and Irish Lions want to face Argentina in a Test on their 2021 tour of South Africa
The Lions faced Argentina in Cardiff ahead of the 2005 tour of New Zealand and drew 25-25
The Lions faced Argentina in Cardiff ahead of the 2005 tour of New Zealand and drew 25-25

‘I know Argentina would like to play the Lions and, frankly, we’d like to play Argentina,’ said Feehan. ‘But how do you fit it all in? If Ireland can play New Zealand in Chicago, I’m sure Argentina can play the Lions if they were…

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