12 July 2021
From The Vaults
Showing Lions articles
26 June 2021
Lions Victorious in Carisbrook, 1971
On this day 50 years ago, the British & Irish Lions took to the field at Carisbrook to face the All-Blacks...
18 November 2019
Lion of the RAF
Extracts from ‘Lion of the RAF: the Extraordinary Life of George Beamish, War Hero and Rugby Star’ by Paul McElhinney (Amberley Publishing)
29 May 2017
How the 1950 British and Irish Lions prepared for their trip to New Zealand
A Lions tour involves vast amounts of preparation and a numerous tactical discussions. Ahead of this year's tour in New Zealand, let's take a look at how things were done nearly seventy years ago.
30 April 2017
Remembering the first British and Irish Lions Tour
In 1888 a British touring team was sent to the antipodean colonies to play rugby; an event that subsequently became a key moment in rugby history, setting a precedent for years to come and beginning one of the great traditions of the sport.
19 February 2015
How close did Wales come to being the Leeks of international rugby?
The crest on the badge below is from the 1899 Anglo-Australia team although this name is slightly misleading as the team was in fact a British representative side that toured Australia and not the teams combined as the name suggests.