Lions Test records

:: Willie John McBride's 1974 Lions hold the record for most points - 79 - in a Test series, which they achieved during four games against South Africa. [more]

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:: Willie John McBride’s 1974 Lions hold the record for most points – 79 – in a Test series, which they achieved during four games against South Africa.

:: Legendary Irish lock McBride, with 17, has made more Lions Test appearances than any other player.

:: Neil Jenkins’ 41 points against South Africa in the 1997 three-Test series is a Lions individual record.

:: On three occasions, the Lions have scored 10 tries in a Test series – Australia (1904), South Africa (1955) and South Africa (1974).

:: Welshmen Willie Llewellyn (Australia, 1904) and JJ Williams (South Africa, 1974) both scored a record four tries in a Lions Test series.

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:: The Lions’ 31-0 victory over Australia in 1966 is their record Test match win.

:: Three players have scored a record 18 points for the Lions in one Test match – Tony Ward (South Africa, 1980), Gavin Hastings (New Zealand, 1993) and Jonny Wilkinson (Australia, 2001).

:: Gavin Hastings has scored more points for the Lions in Test matches than any other player, collecting 66 between 1989 and 1993.

:: Tony O’Reilly has scored more tries for the Lions in Tests than anyone else, with six from 1955 to 1959.

:: No Lions player has scored three tries in a Test match. The record of two is jointly held by eight players, including JJ Williams and Malcolm Price, who achieved the feat twice.

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