Three British & Irish Lions legends will be entertaining a sold out SWALEC Stadium on Friday night when the Cardiff HSBC Lions Legends event kicks off on the eve of the Wales versus England international clash.
Gareth Edwards, who toured in 1968, 1971 and 1974, teams up with Mike Teague (1989 and 1993) and Willie John McBride (1962, ’66, ’68, ’71 and ’74) to share their on and off the field stories of former Lions tours and debate the selection of the HSBC Lions Legends XV.
After Cardiff, the HSBC Lions Legends event series, which is in support of the Lions Charitable Trust, arrives in Dublin on the evening of Thursday 26 February, when Paul Wallace (1997), Fergus Slattery (1971 and 1974) and Gareth Edwards (1968, ’72 and ’74) team up on stage at the Guinness Storehouse.
Following Cardiff and Dublin are lunches and dinners in Birmingham (Hilton Metropole, 13 March), Manchester (Hilton Deansgate, 20 March), Edinburgh (Sheraton Hotel, 2 April), London (1 May) and Newport (Celtic Manor, 8 May).
Commenting on lionsrugby.com, Gerald Davies, tour manager for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2009, said: “You can’t forget the Lions, you can’t ignore them. They hold a special place in the history of world rugby. That is why the HSBC Lions Legends series of lunches and dinners has been created, to celebrate the Lions’ command of the rugby landscape.
“You talk to any player who’s been on a Lions tour and he has sweet, unforgettable memories of his time with the Lions. These events give everyone the opportunity to experience this.”
Places are still available at the Dublin dinner and the five events that follow. Book your place now on 01452 888668 or click here for more information.