125 Years of the British & Irish Lions: The Official History 1888-2013

125 Years of the British & Irish Lions: The Official History 1888-2013

by Greg Thomas

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Overview

125 Years of the British & Irish Lions: The Official History 1888-2013 by Greg Thomas

This authoritative book relives every Lions tour and Test match, and celebrates the key moments that have made the Lions such a magical part of rugby folklore.

     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 played a part in the evolution of one of the world's most formidable touring forces.

     125 Years of the British & Irish Lions includes colourful recollections from and insightful profiles of some of the most celebrated members of the Lions teams, highlighting the fulfilment, pride and passion that every British or Irish player feels upon being selected to play as a Lion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780576022
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

The late CLEM THOMAS was an outstanding Swansea flanker who earned 26 caps for Wales between 1949 and 1959. He was a British and Irish Lion in 1955 on the tour to South Africa. After retiring from rugby, he became a respected journalist and completed work on the first edition of this book prior to his death in 1996.

GREG THOMAS is Clem Thomas' son. He is a former Swansea and London Welsh centre/wing and student international for Wales. In 2009 he was appointed head of media and communications for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa. Now resident in Sydney, he will once again be part of the Lions management team for their 2013 tour to Australia.

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