1910 British Lions South Africa & Argentina

The 1910 tour to South Africa was the eighth tour and fourth to South Africa, though it was the first official tour under the guise of the four home unions. The team was skippered by Ireland’s Tommy Smyth and managed by Walter E.Rees and W Cail. The tourists played 3 tests and lost the series 1-2, with a record of 10-14 in the 1st test, 8-3 in the 2nd and a convincing loss 5-21 in the 3rd. The playing record for the rest of the trip was; played 21 against club or invitation sides 12 were won, 3 drawn and 6 lost. Included in these was a game against Salisbury (Bulawayo) in Rhodesia which was won 24-11. The full tour including tests comprised 24 games, 13 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses.

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Whilst this tour was on another left for Argentina, it was called the English Rugby Union team, but was called the combined British team by the hosts. A fair point as the 19 man squad included three Scots. The tour was managed by RV Stanley and skippered by England fullback John Raphael. The tour was a six match series and included one test which was won 28-3

1910 Argentina
1910 Argentina