The RFL have confirmed that a Great Britain Lions tour is still on the agenda, as it looks to implement an international schedule for the next decade.
The famous red and blue vee of the GB jersey was meant to come out of mothballs in 2015 for an Australian tour.
But a revival of the GB team remains a priority, according to a statement on the RFL’s Twitter account.
“Our aim remains to revive Great Britain for a Lions tour to the southern hemisphere as part of a 10-year intern’l calendar,” read a tweet, responding to a question as to whether the team could have been revived for the series against New Zealand in 2015.
“The importance of the Ashes is not lost on anyone, including the RLIF Chairman who is working with all nations,” another tweet stated.