The British and Irish Lions could be renamed 'The Lions' if Scotland votes in favour of independence during the September 18th referendum.
A spokesman for the team, represented by players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales confirmed on Friday the issue would be discussed at the next board meeting in October should Scotland leave the union.
Speaking to Telegraph Sport, England's representative on the board, John Spencer, confirmed:
"It has not yet been mentioned but if Scotland voted to become independent then the board would have discuss it at our next meeting.
"We would have to do so out of courtesy to the countries involved. That last thing we want to do is to cause offence to anyone."
Any rebrand is likely to take place before the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017.
After a run of warm-up games, British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will finally lead his team into battle today in the first Test against Australia.
The eagerly awaited start of the three-match rugby series will kick off at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane at 11:00am (8:00pm local time).
The Lions enter the first Test as marginal favourites over their hosts, despite a final loss blemishing a previously perfect warm-up record on tour.
Up to 30,000 British fans are expected to be in the Queensland city for the match.