Ten of the Best: Family Photos


Ten of the Best: Family Photos

A British & Irish Lions Tour is the pinnacle of a rugby player’s career, but they could not succeed without the support of their families.

Warren Gatland’s men played their part in an engrossing Test series with New Zealand, where they came 1-0 down to draw 1-1.

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The deciding Test match in Auckland was tense, yet the Lions found the resolve to earn a 15-15 stalemate.

A Tour to New Zealand is like no other and the Lions were able to share many of their experiences with their loved ones.

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Here we pick out the ten standout family pictures from their Tour.

In the first match on Tour the Lions came up against Warren Gatland’s son, Bryn, who played at fly half for the Provincial Barbarians.

Taulupe Faletau scored a vital try in the second Test, and he celebrated the series draw with son Israel

Rory Best led the Lions against the Hurricanes, and he was delighted to see son Ben after the match

Maro Itoje’s family were out in full force for the Test series

Ken Owens’ son Evan makes some cool new friends

Jack McGrath embraces fiancée Sinead after victory in the second Test

Gabriel Farrell hangs out with dad Andy after the second Test in Wellington

Lions Player of the Series Jonathan Davies embraces his family after the third Test

Joe Marler’s son was happy to see his dad when the squad landed back at Heathrow Airport

James Haskell is greeted by girlfriend Chloe Madeley at Heathrow

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