Will the long wait end tonight?

British & Irish Lions fans all over the world have been waiting since 1997 to taste success in a series over one of the powerhouses of the southern hemisphere and the 16 year long wait could be over in Sydney tonight. [more]

Will the long wait end tonight?

British & Irish Lions fans all over the world have been waiting since 1997 to taste success in a series over one of the powerhouses of the southern hemisphere and the 16 year long wait could be over in Sydney tonight.

Martin Johnson was the last skipper to lead the Lions to a series victory and at the ANZ Stadium this weekend it will be another player wearing No 4, Alun Wyn Jones, who will be hoping to deliver the killer blow to the Wallabies and lift the Tom Richards Trophy for the first time

The Lions are chasing a 12th Test series victory to crown the year they celebrate their 125th anniversary. The other series wins came in:

The Lions Victorious
Tour Series Tour Captain
1891 3-0 v South Africa Bill Maclagan (Scotland)
1896 3-1 v South Africa Johnny Hammond (England)
1899 3-1 v Australia Matthew Mullineux (England)
1904 3-0 v Australia David Bedell-Sivright (Scotland)
1950 2-0 v Australia Karl Mullen (Ireland)
1959 2-0 v Australia Ronnie Dawson (Ireland)
1966 2-0 v Australia Mike Campbell-Lamerton (Scotland)
1971 2-1 v New Zealand John Dawes (Wales)
1974 3-0 v South Africa Willie John McBride (Ireland)
1989 2-1 v Australia Finlay Calder (Scotland)
1997 2-1 v South Africa Martin Johnson (England)
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