There has been again some talk in the media around the British & Irish Tour to South Africa next year when they will face the World Champions in three test matches and some midweek games.

English media suggest that Home unions will make more money playing home test matches than tour the Republic next year and in a time when the sport is under pressure that seems the logical choice for them.

But SARU has no plans of changing the dates of the tour.

With the Six Nations of 2020 still remaining incomplete the Mirror reported over the weekend that the home unions will only generate around £2m but can generate twice that if they host one test at home.

These dates also clash with the new dates off the Tokyo Olympics but both the Lions and SA Rugby said they will not move the tour because off the new dates for the Olympics.