Gregor Townsend has been named the British & Irish Lions attack coach for the tour of South Africa. Steve Borthwick, Graham Rowntree, Neil Jenkins and Andy Farrell are in contention to be the Scottish national team’s assistant coach. Townsend led Scotland to fourth position in the Six Nations recently beating England, France and Italy.
Lions chairman Jason Leonard accepts the summer tour to South Africa will be unlike any before it because of the coronavirus pandemic and with potential changes to the schedule. “We’re looking at all options. The only thing that’s 100 per cent is we’re not going to have a traditional Lions tour in whatever shape or form,” Leonard said. “We won’t get the tour we want, South Africa won’t get the tour they want, the players most probably won’t get the tour they want and the fans won’t get the fan experience they want.”