Well, it’s happening. Even though the pitfalls of 18,000-mile round trips don’t really seem to have been properly examined, the Guinness PRO14, with South African teams now aboard, will kick off as early as next month.
Ferocious anti-climax. That’s the only way to describe the third test between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand.
The first step in what could be a significant move for girls and women’s rugby in Dundee took place at Morgan FP’s Alloway Place grounds this week with the newly launched Dundee Girls Rugby playing their first competitive match.
No-one said it would be easy, but the 2017 Lions, as befits the entire tour it seems, made it much, much harder than it needed to be.
It seems an extreme version of Einstein’s definition of insanity; not just doing the same over and over and expecting different results, but following to the letter someone else’s abject failure and expecting it to be a success.
Edinburgh have secured the services of their new British Lion Allan Dell and Namibian lock Anton Bresler for the new season as head coach Richard Cockerill continues to assess the squad.
Those Lions enthusiasts who let their devotion get the better of them will no doubt treasure the admittedly wonderful try their team scored in the first test as they clutch at the few straws available.
Just in case we forgot, it’s still Scotland.
Where to start on a tumultuous 12 hours for the British and Irish Lions?
Played two, won two. Not a bad tour so far.