For a women’s Lions Tour to work it must be different to what we know

Johnny Watterson: Just mirroring men’s concept not really an option that can succeed

 Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones leads his team onto the field with mascot BIL ahead of the game against Japan at Murrayfield. Photograph: Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones leads his team onto the field with mascot BIL ahead of the game against Japan at Murrayfield. Photograph: Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Feeling iffy about a women’s Lions Tour? Okay, okay. OKAY. But let’s give it a chance. The name alone, though. Already shades of a facsimile of the men’s equivalent looms large. That would be the first fatal error.

Okay, okay. OKAY. Surely the first question ought to be whether a Lions tour is a Lions tour if it’s not as it always has been, exclusively made up of British and Irish players.

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