Behind the Lions : Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions, Hardback

Behind the Lions : Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions Hardback

Edited by David Barnes

Part of the Behind the Jersey Series series


This new edition will include stories, anecdotes, interviews and images from the 2013 Lions tour, the controversial and hugely exciting Test series that witnessed the Lions greatest triumph for 16 years. For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a peerless emblem in world sport.

This unique account of the best from the four Home Nations examines every tour in the Lions' history, including the victorious 2013 tour to Hong Kong and Australia, told in the players' words. 'Behind the Lions' sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of the Home Nations delve to the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former and current players to uncover the passion, pride and exhilaration experienced when wearing the famous red jersey.

It is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling.

This is the story of the British & Irish Lions - in their own words.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 32pp colour and b/w plates
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports teams & clubs
  • ISBN: 9781909715127



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