British and Irish Lions

British and Irish Lions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British and Irish Lions (formerly known as the British Isles and the British Lions) is a rugby union team made up of players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The Lions generally select international players; they can pick uncapped players available to one of the four Home Unions, but in recent years this has rarely occurred.Combined rugby union sides from the then United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland toured in the Southern Hemisphere from 1888 onwards. The first tour took place as a commercial venture, made without official backing, but the six subsequent visits that took place before the 1910 South Africa tour, the first representative of the four Home Unions, enjoyed a growing degree of support from the authorities.Great Britain also entered a team at the Olympics Games in 1900 and in 1908, but they were organised separately from the Lions.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 613670773X
  • 9786136707730