Lions Rugby Jersey

The Lions wear a strip of red shirts, white shorts and green and blue socks, these colours represent all the countries that make up the team. The red shirt has been worn by all the great names in British and Irish rugby and it is next to impossible to single out a few names to mention here.

British & Irish Lions 2013 Ladies S/S Supporters
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British Lions Squad Signed Rugby Union Photo Print Autograph 2013 Shirt

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The British and Irish Lions rugby union side is selected using the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The first recorded combined side toured the Southern Hemisphere in 1888, with the first selected by a committee from the four nations touring South Africa in 1910.

The British Lions do not have a home venue as they are a touring side and apart from the occasional warm up game play all their games away from the British Isles. The side tour every 4 years with the next scheduled to be 2009 when they visit South Africa. The side has to-date played in Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, with the last tour in 2005 a mauling by the All Blacks in New Zealand.

The rugby Lions have a chequered history of results as it is always very difficult to bring a mix of playing styles together and have them gel quickly enough to compete at the top level, this has led to considerable success against Club and Regional sides but few wins against National. Trips of note are 1955 drawn series South Africa, 1959 series win in Australia, 1970 series win against the All Blacks, 1974 series win in South Africa, 1989 2-1 series win in Australia and 1997 2-1 series win in South Africa. There is no doubt that future wins will be extremely difficult as we are now in the professional era and National teams are better prepared than ever before. The Lions however continue to attract ever more travelling supporters.

Picture History of the British & Irish Lions Shirt

2013 Australia Tour
The British Lions will be touring Australia in June 2013. The tour will include three test matches with Australia in the Tom Richards Trophy, matches against the five Super Rugby sides and one invitational side.
2009 - South Africa
The major change to this shirt was the collar, which was red instead of the normal white. Living up to its hype, the test series was a tightly contested one, even though the home side one the first two matches and sealed the series before the final game in Johannesburg. The Lions rallied, and struck back with a convincing 28-9 win in that third match, to end the tour on a high note.
2005 - New Zealand
The stripes reverted to a traditional position running down the sleeves, but the collar remained rounded, in a similar style to the 01 shirt. A reported 30,000 fans travelled to support the team, coached by former England coach Sir Clive Woodward, but the Lions failed to deliver, being blown away by the All Blacks. The series will be remember for a spear tackle on Lions captain early in the first test, which ruled him out of the rest of the series, and for a dazzling, break-out display by New Zealand first-five Daniel Carter in the second test in Wellington.
2001 - Australia
An innovative shirt design saw the adidas stripes running down the seam between the sleeve and the body of the shirt, while the white collar was cut in a chinese style. This was the first time they became the British and Irish Lions, having formerly been known simply as the British Lions, or the British Isles Under the guidance of Graham Henry, who would go on to coach the All Blacks to World Cup glory, the Lions began the three-match test series strongly, with victory in the first game, before a resilient Australian side fought back to take the series win 2-1.
1997 - South Africa
Featuring the traditional adidas three stripes down the arms, with a regular white collar. An historic, gutsy series-win for the Lions began with a fine performance at Newlands, before woefully kicking by the South Africans saw them lose the second test, and the series, in Durban. The Springboks fought back to prevent the clean-sweep, winning the third test 35-16.

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