British and Irish Lions squad members get vaccine ahead of South Africa tour

Alun Wyn Jones will lead British and Irish Lions
Alun Wyn Jones will lead British and Irish Lions
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The majority of British and Irish Lions squad members have been vaccinated ahead of their upcoming tour of South Africa.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the squad assembled in London to get their first dose following a special clearance from the government as currently only people aged 30 or more are allowed to get vaccinated.

Scotland's Finn Russell missed the squad meet up due to his commitment with French club Racing 92 but he had his first shot in Paris.

The report further stated that the squad members are expected to receive their second dose in Jersey ahead of their warm-up game against Japan on 26th June at Murrayfield Stadium.

It is also understood that head coach Warren Gatland along with most of his backroom staff have received both their vaccines.

Following the game against Japan, Lions will kick-start their Lions tour with a warm-up game against Emirates Lions on 3rd July.

The three-game Test series will be played on 24th July, 31st July and 7th August with Cape Town and Johannesburg being the venues.

 

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