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An Article in the Daily Telegraph today about plans to hold a training camp in the Channel Islands, prior to undertaking the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. Amongst the plans are some games against Jersey and Guernsey Rugby Teams. 
 

Considering our much trumpeted airbridge (used when it suits) with ‘our friends in Guernsey’, and Guernsey Rugby Team games last year, it’s quite clear that the COVID levels must be at a low risk for the Lions organising committee to consider and moot this idea, especially as the tour is in May, so presumably the camp will be held next month. 
 

If only our intransigence and obstinate blinkered border policy were flexible, perhaps the island could have stole a march over our ‘friends in the Channel Islands’, gained invaluable publicity for the island, which quite frankly our PR experts couldn’t provide and the possibility of Sky Sports screening warm up games.

If the story is true, then it goes to show that both Jersey and Guernsey are being forward thinking and pro active in their border policy.

Sadly ‘our friends in the Channel Islands’ are far more brutal and combative in getting business, tourists and investment into the island. Our useless Starship Enterprise wouldn’t have the intelligence or the audacity to pull anything like this, at a time when tourism is dead. Ahhhhh wishful thinking ........

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2 hours ago, 2112 said:

An Article in the Daily Telegraph today about plans to hold a training camp in the Channel Islands, prior to undertaking the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. Amongst the plans are some games against Jersey and Guernsey Rugby Teams. 
 

Considering our much trumpeted airbridge (used when it suits) with ‘our friends in Guernsey’, and Guernsey Rugby Team games last year, it’s quite clear that the COVID levels must be at a low risk for the Lions organising committee to consider and moot this idea, especially as the tour is in May, so presumably the camp will be held next month. 
 

If only our intransigence and obstinate blinkered border policy were flexible, perhaps the island could have stole a march over our ‘friends in the Channel Islands’, gained invaluable publicity for the island, which quite frankly our PR experts couldn’t provide and the possibility of Sky Sports screening warm up games.

If the story is true, then it goes to show that both Jersey and Guernsey are being forward thinking and pro active in their border policy.

Sadly ‘our friends in the Channel Islands’ are far more brutal and combative in getting business, tourists and investment into the island. Our useless Starship Enterprise wouldn’t have the intelligence or the audacity to pull anything like this, at a time when tourism is dead. Ahhhhh wishful thinking ........

What's the date today?

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1 hour ago, Andy Onchan said:

What's the date today?

Was actually announced in late February.

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28 minutes ago, Capt_Mainwaring said:

You do realise that Jersey Reds play in the Championship, a division below the Rugby Union Premiership? In all fairness, I doubt the Lions really considered coming here for a warm up game.

Who would they play even if they did come over here (even if they were allowed under the current regulations)?

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13 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Who would they play even if they did come over here (even if they were allowed under the current regulations)?

I think the fact that Jersey has 5* hotels and sporting facilities helps.

Can’t see the Lions slumming it in the Comis Hotel. We’re just not equipped for this.

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1 minute ago, Declan said:

I think our rugby standard is well below Jersey's and do we have the right infrastructure?

Correct. Quite good for provincial amateur rugby but even against the likes of Jersey any team in IOM would get hammered.

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9 minutes ago, Twitch said:

I think the fact that Jersey has 5* hotels and sporting facilities helps.

Can’t see the Lions slumming it in the Comis Hotel. We’re just not equipped for this.

Stop making Jersey sound so ace.

We’ve got country walks & loads of Costas.

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12 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

I don't think Nobles could cope with our injured if the Lions took on an IOM team. Wrighty would be run ragged.

Also as mentioned, where would they stay, we are a downmarket Blackpool, not enticing really.

Don’t let the Peoples Prince and Skelly here you say that. According to the Manx Independent news headlines today, there’s a lot of enquiries of ‘billionaires/super rich’ wanting to move here. Laughable really! Still that’s a real April Fools headline.

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49 minutes ago, Nom de plume said:

Stop making Jersey sound so ace.

We’ve got country walks & loads of Costas.

And the streets are paved with dog shit and chewing.

World class civil service .........

Third World Infrastructure........

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We've got the Ramsey Park Hotel and the Ramsey rugby pitch right next to it. Convenience itself, they couldn't ask for more.

Bracing, there in winter too...

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