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Behind The Lions

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 1909715042
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The complete history of the British and Irish Lions—a collection of the best rugby players culled from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales who take on the rugby greats of the southern hemisphere—is captured in this reference. Four esteemed rugby writers, one from each of the nations that make up the team’s roster, delve into the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former players to uncover the passion, pride, and pageantry experienced when wearing the famous red jersey. It is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humor and poignancy, which is at once inspirational, moving, and utterly compelling.

British And Irish Lions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: British and Irish Lions tours, 1899 British Lions tour to Australia, 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa, 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, History of rugby union matches between the British and Irish Lions and other countries, List of British and Irish Lions test matches, 1896 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1959 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand, 1971 British Lions tour to New Zealand, 1891 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1983 British Lions tour to New Zealand, 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1974 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1888 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, 2001 British Lions tour to Australia, 1903 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1910 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1930 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, 1908 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, History of rugby union matches between the British and Irish Lions and South Africa, 1924 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1904 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, 1955 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, History of rugby union matches between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand, 1950 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, 1938 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1962 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1927 British Lions tour to Argentina, 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa, 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand, Rest of the World XV, The Skilball Trophy, History of rugby union matches between the British and Irish Lions and Australia, 1936 British Lions tour to Argentina, 99 call, 1910 British Lions tour to Argentina, 1989 British Lions tour to Australia, British and Irish Li...

The History Of The British Lions

Author : Clem Thomas
ISBN : 1840184981
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The British and Irish Lions are one of the most famous and recognised teams in the world of rugby. Every four years, the Lions - selected from the national sides of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland - head to the southern hemisphere to do battle with either New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. The History of the British and Irish Lions covers the entire period of the Lions' existence, from the first recorded rugby tour of Australia and New Zealand, undertaken at the end of the 1880s, to 2005's controversial Test series against the All Blacks. In this celebrated book, author Clem Thomas traces the origins of the Lions, tracks the team's development over the years and investigates the social and political issues that have played a part in the evolution of one of the world's most formidable touring forces. The book includes colourful recollections and insightful profiles of some of the most celebrated members of Lions teams over the years, each of which highlights the fulfilment, pride and passion that every British or Irish player feels upon being selected to play as a Lion. Meticulously researched and interspersed with statistics, The History of the British and Irish Lions also provides an in-depth commentary on the machinations and preparations behind every Lions tour since 1920. Already widely recognised as the definitive history of the world-renowned British and Irish Lions, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded to include all the action from the 2005 tour.

125 Years Of The British And Irish Lions

Author : Clem Thomas
ISBN : 1780576021
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The British & Irish Lions are one of the most famous and feted teams in the world of rugby. Every four years, the Lions âe" selected from the national sides of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland âe" head to the southern hemisphere to do battle with New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. 125 Years of the British & Irish Lions covers the entire period of the Lionsâe(tm) existence, from the first recorded rugby tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1888 to the serieswinning tour to Australia in 2013. It highlights the fulfilment, pride and passion that every British or Irish player feels upon being selected to play as a Lion, and celebrates the key moments that have made the Lions such a magical part of rugby folklore. The Lions stand unique in the game as the last true tourists. They enjoy phenomenal support, as highlighted by the tens of thousands who now follow the Lions on their tours to the southern hemisphere. Never was this more true than in Australia in 2013. 125 Years of the British & Irish Lions includes a full account of the 2013 tour and how the Lions triumphed to end a 16-year period of disappointment.

Behind The Lions Enhanced Edition

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 9780857905307
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This enhanced edition contains match footage highlights from every tour from 1955 to 2009, additional photographs and text, as well as a statistical section and an abridged history of the Lions. This is the history of the British & Irish Lions... in their own words. For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a symbol of the ethics, values and romance at the heart of rugby union. To represent the Lions is the pinnacle for every international player in Britain and Ireland, and the dream of tens of thousands of avid fans who follow them. A Lions tour, undertaken every four years to the southern hemisphere, is more than a series of rugby matches played out on foreign fields; it is an epic crusade where the chosen few face a succession of mental and physical challenges on their way to the Test arena, where they do battle with the superpowers of the world game. Behind the Lions sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of the Home Nations delve to the very heart of what it means to be a Lion, using diaries and letters from those who pioneered the concept, to interviews with a vast array of players who have followed in their footsteps. In so doing they have uncovered the passion, pride and honour experienced when taking up the unique challenge of a Lions tour. This is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. And it is the only story worth hearing: the players' own.

The British Irish Lions

Author : Clem Thomas
ISBN : 190953465X
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This fully revised and redesigned book has been produced to celebrate the rich history of one of the world's most famous rugby teams.Originally written by former Lion and journalist, Clem Thomas and continued by his son, Greg, this new edition will be the first to be fully illustrated throughout the book and will include previously unseen memorabilia and photographs as well as new sections exploring the legend of the Lions in more detail.Completely up-to-date with details of the victorious Australian tour of 2013 and looking ahead to the 2017 tour to New Zealand, this book will appeal to the legion of Lions fans.

The British Irish Lions Miscellany

Author : Richard Bath
ISBN : 1905326343
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The official British and Irish Lions addition to the popular and bestselling miscellany series. Fully endorsed by the British and Irish Lions and adorned with their famous crest, this cracking little book is crammed with facts, stats, lists, anecdotes and quotes from the rich history of the oldest and most famous touring team in rugby union - from the revelation that Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was on the bench when the Lions played a match in Africa to the complete full-colour illustrated history of the Lions kit.

Lions Rampant

Author : Mick Cleary
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The First Lions Of Rugby

Author : Sean Fagan
ISBN : 0987500279
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In June 2013 the British Lions rugby team will tour Australia to commemorate the 125-year anniversary of their last visit in 1888. The young men that comprised the 1888 team were sporting pioneers, undertaking a high-risk tour not sanctioned by British Rugby union authorities. The Lions team included international players and highly regarded stars of famous clubs. They took on the best representative teams in NSW, Queensland and New Zealand in more than 30 matches. Then, in a forgotten chapter of sports history, the Lions switched codes to play 19 games against the best Australian rules clubs of Victoria and South Australia. Midway through the tour a tragic boating accident took away the life of the team's captain, Bob Seddon. Despite their grief, and encouraged by messages of support from across Australia, the team rallied to continue the tour.

Up And Down Under

Author : Jeff Connor
ISBN : 1841952117
Genre : Rugby Union football
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A tour by the British and Irish Lions is always eagerly anticipated by the legions of rugby fans in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. The summer the Lions will tour Australia - their first trip there since 1989 - with a vintage English team providing the backbone of a strong Lions outfit. Expectations are high. Victory was secured in the last Australian tour back in 1989 - something that still rankles in Oz - but as Australia are the reigning world champions it promises to be a hotly-contested few weeks, and one of the year's most intriguing, high-profile and popular sporting events.

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