BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS INFORMATION:
The British and Irish Lions are a rugby union team, comprised of the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The team was formerly known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team until 2001, when the team adopted its new name to account for the fact that the Republic of Ireland has not been a member of the UK since the 1920’s. Since 1888, the team has toured the Southern Hemisphere to play teams from South Africa, Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
he British and Irish Lions currently only tour Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, taking a tour once every four years. For many UK and Irish players, playing for the Lions is considered a great honor, even more so than playing for their respective countries’ clubs. If you are a rugby fan, then the excitement of international rugby competition should appeal to your appetite, as the Lions will play the best teams in the world each time they tour.