Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle's stadiums all pencilled in to host Lions games in potential UK tour vs South Africa

TOTTENHAM HOTPSUR Stadium, London Stadium and St James’ Park are all pencilled in to host Lions games in the UK.

Spurs, West Ham United and Newcastle United have all agreed to stage the games if the Lions push ahead with a tour here against South Africa.

The Springboks would take on USA at Spurs' London ground on June 27 – as well as for the world champions against Japan on July 9.

London Stadium would host the Lions v South Africa A on July 9.

With Newcastle's ground staging South Africa v the French Barbarians on July 3 and the Lions v USA the day after.

There would be four tests that taking place at Murrayfield, Cardiff, Wembley and Twickenham.

A final decision on if the tour will go ahead here, or as planned in South Africa, is expected next month.

England World Cup winner Martin Johnson backed the tour coming to the UK, and explained why in an exclusive with SunSport.

He said: "We would all love to go to South Africa and have a normal Lions tour in front of fans, but that probably isn't going to happen.

"I sense, in the last few weeks, that it is moving towards being in the UK, with maybe some fans if possible.

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"I would love a normal Lions tour in South Africa, but don't think it is feasible.

"If it is the UK or nothing at all, I would play in the UK and enjoy it for what it is. We have missed so much in the last year.

"Doing the Lions any way we can do it, if it can only be this year, then do it in the UK.

"For fans, if you say we can have it and you can watch it in the UK, or not at all, I think most would say they would rather have it in the UK than not at all."

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