Great Britain wear a white shirt with red and blue V's for their home games, with blue shorts and white socks. The shirt unsurprisingly has been pulled on by some famous names from the game, such as: Ellery Hanley , Shaun Edwards, Garry Schofield and of course probably one of the best known Jason Robinson who finished his playing days in the international arena of Rugby Union.
The Great Britain Rugby League team known as the Lions, played their first match against New Zealand at Headingley on the 18th January 1908, winning 14-6. Unlike the Rugby Lions they have until now been the international representative for UK Rugby, although the home nations have been represented at the Rugby league World cup over recent years. The New Zealand tour in October/November 2007, is the final occasion the team will come together apart from future tours. With one planned for 2012.
Great Britain have traditionally been one of the strongest teams in rugby league, though usually playing second fiddle to Australia. They have won the Rugby League World Cup on three occasions, 1954, 1960 and 1972. However since 1995 the RFL have preferred to send the home nations as separate teams for world cup purposes. Great Britain continue to compete as a test playing nation both home and away. They compete against Australia for The Ashes, and New Zealand for the Baskerville Shield, as well the Tri-Nations series with both Australia and New Zealand. Great Britain also play in series and tours against other nations such as France, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.