Plans to launch a British & Irish Lions women’s team have been unveiled by the team’s chief operating officer Charlie McEwen.
“A Lions women’s team is an important step forward,” said McEwen. “There is a place for a women’s Lions team, lots of people have been talking about it.
“Whether that’s in the next two or three years, whether that’s in five, 10 years, who knows?”
The team would be made up of the top players from the four Home Nations and potential tour opponents include New Zealand and Canada, two of the top teams in women’s rugby.
While it’s not likely to happen until at least 2019 when the new global season is unveiled, the formation of a Lions women’s team is a very exciting prospect and hopefully it will come to fruition sooner rather than later.