Category Archives: Lions

Lions on the High Veldt

The Lions forwards of the 1938 party were widely admired for their refusal to give up despite the first two Test defeats…Off the field Bunner Travers struck up a friendship with Blair “Paddy” Mayne…a loose cannon and a constant disciplinary headache for the tour manager. Continue reading

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Lion of the RAF

Extracts from ‘Lion of the RAF: the Extraordinary Life of George Beamish, War Hero and Rugby Star’ by Paul McElhinney (Amberley Publishing) Continue reading

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Historic Rugby Internationals: South Africa v British Isles, 1974

Rugby history beckoned at Ellis Park, Johannesburg on Saturday July 27th 1974.  The British Lions were playing the 22nd and final match of their tour and they had won all their previous matches…  Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Louis Greig

Flying Lions: Louis Greig

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF.
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Lest We Forget – Charlie Adamson (British Lions) 17/09/1918

“A most popular personality, a fine centre, and…the most effective kick, drop or punt the club [Bristol] so far had had.” Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Peter Larter

Flying Lions – Peter Larter

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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