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125 Years of the British & Irish Lions: The Official History
by Clem Thomas
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The British and Irish Lions are one of the most famous and feted teams in the world of rugby. Every four years, the Lions - selected from the national sides of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland - head to the southern hemisphere to do battle with New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. "125 Years of the British and Irish Lions" covers the entire period of the Lions' existence, from the first recorded rugby tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1888 to the 2013 tour to Australia. In this comprehensive book, authors Clem and Greg Thomas trace the origins of the Lions, track the team's development and investigate the social and political issues that have helped to shape one of the world's most formidable touring forces. They relive every Lions tour and Test match and celebrate the key moments that have made the Lions such a magical part of rugby folklore. "125 Years of the British and Irish Lions" includes colourful recollections from and insightful profiles of some of the most celebrated members of Lions teams, highlighting the fulfilment, pride and passion that every British or Irish player feels upon being selected to play as a Lion.
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