British & Irish Lions History: Since 1888

British & Irish Lions History: Since 1888

July 8, 2017

Warren Gatland’s side proved every bit a match for the All Blacks, the two-time defending world champions, in a compelling three-match Test series that lived up to its billing and then some. After d.../ ➝

July 6, 2013

The British & Irish Lions secured their first series victory in 16 years in the most emphatic fashion in Sydney as they defeated Australia 2-1 in 2013..../ ➝

June 8, 2001

Narrow defeats to Australia in 2001 and South Africa in 2009 do not tell the full story of a period where The Lions were a fully professional squad on and off the field.../ ➝

May 24, 1997

A hugely memorable Tour, their second victory in South Africa from 100 years of trying, was one of the Lions greatest tactical successes as they won the Test series 2-1.../ ➝

May 15, 1989

In 1989 the Lions travelled solely to Australia for the first time since 1899 and took home a 2-1 series victory before 1993's Tour to New Zealand, the last of the amateur era.../ ➝

May 18, 1977

A lack of luck and some extremely strong opponents meant times were tough for the Lions between 1977 and 1983, but their passion and determination remained unquestionable.../ ➝

May 15, 1974

The Lions followed up their first series triumph in New Zealand three years earlier with another incredible Tour which saw them win 21 of their 22 fixtures, including a 3-0 Test Series success.../ ➝

May 12, 1971

In 1971, the Lions got it right. After almost three-quarters of a century attempting to win a series in New Zealand they did it, and remain, to date, the only Lions side to ever do so.../ ➝

May 10, 1950

The 1950s and 60s were mainly anything but swinging for the Lions. But, as the decade came to its close, they finally began to regain a little of their rhythm, on and off the pitch.../ ➝

July 12, 1924

There was no shortage of firsts for the Lions during the 1920s and 1930s, they picked up their name and played the first international game against Argentina.../ ➝

July 9, 1903

Royalty on Tour, a pioneering Welsh fly-half and the first trip to be sanctioned by all four home nations, the development of The Lions was in fast-forward prior to World War I.../ ➝

July 4, 1888

Robert Seddon, who was born near Salford and played for Broughton Rangers, remains to this day as one of the most iconic figures to have ever toured – his spirit and determination to lead his player.../ ➝

June 21, 1888

Good things come to those who wait. After a 46-day voyage – a travelling party of 22, skippered by Robert Seddon, arrived in Port Chalmers for a 249-day tour of New Zealand and Australia all the way.../ ➝

April 28, 1888

The Lions began their Touring tradition way back in 1888 when captain Robert Seddon led a party of 22 for a Tour of Australia and New Zealand that was almost 250 days long.../ ➝

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