Rugby League Lions

Rugby League Lions

Author: Les Hoole

Publisher:

ISBN: 1859832520

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 137

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Rugby league Lions

Rugby league Lions

Written by acclaimed rugby league historian, Robert Gate, 'Rugby League Lions' presents the complete and only record of every test match played by Great Britain.

Author: Robert Gate

Publisher:

ISBN: 1904091253

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 256

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Written by acclaimed rugby league historian, Robert Gate, 'Rugby League Lions' presents the complete and only record of every test match played by Great Britain.
Categories: Rugby League football

Best in the Northern Union

Best in the Northern Union

"The 1910 Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand played a crucial part in making rugby league a truly international sport.

Author: Tom Mather

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903659515

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 152

View: 418

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The Indomitables

The Indomitables

Author: Colin Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903659442

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 160

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The First Lions of Rugby

The First Lions of Rugby

On the eve of the British & Irish Lions Australian tour in June 2013, renowned rugby writer Sean Fagan brings to life the dramatic story of The First Lions of Rugby -- 22 young footballers who embarked on a high-risk, non-sanctioned tour of ...

Author: Sean Fagan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0987500279

Category: Rubgy league players

Page: 297

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In June 2013 the British Lions rugby team will tour Australia to commemorate the 125-year anniversary of their last visit in 1888. The young men that comprised the 1888 team were sporting pioneers, undertaking a high-risk tour not sanctioned by British Rugby union authorities. The Lions team included international players and highly regarded stars of famous clubs. They took on the best representative teams in NSW, Queensland and New Zealand in more than 30 matches. Then, in a forgotten chapter of sports history, the Lions switched codes to play 19 games against the best Australian rules clubs of Victoria and South Australia. Midway through the tour a tragic boating accident took away the life of the team's captain, Bob Seddon. Despite their grief, and encouraged by messages of support from across Australia, the team rallied to continue the tour.
Categories: Rubgy league players

Once Were Lions The Players Stories Inside the World s Most Famous Rugby Team

Once Were Lions  The Players    Stories  Inside the World   s Most Famous Rugby Team

Drawing on first hand interviews from more than 75 British Lions tourists since the golden age of the fifties, this book captures what it means to be a British Lions rugby player – the historic victories, the glorious failures and the ...

Author: Jeff Connor

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007325900

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 902

Drawing on first hand interviews from more than 75 British Lions tourists since the golden age of the fifties, this book captures what it means to be a British Lions rugby player – the historic victories, the glorious failures and the stories surrounding the icons of rugby such as Edwards, Bennett, Hastings, Guscott, Dallaglio and Johnson.
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Behind the Lions

Behind the Lions

We played some superb rugby on that tour. Rugby I've never seen from a Lions
team before. The way we cut defences apart ... We could get beaten in the
forwards, but the quality of our back play was just superb. Scott Gibbs used to
intimidate ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857905291

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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‘comfortably the most interesting and entertaining history of the Lions’ – The Irish Times ‘a magical history’ – Daily Telegraph ‘Fascinating . . . both heart-warming and enthralling’ – The Sunday Times For over 130 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a symbol of the ethics, values and romance at the heart of rugby union. To represent the Lions is the pinnacle for every international player in Britain and Ireland, and the dream of tens of thousands of avid fans who fol-low them. A Lions tour, undertaken every four years to the southern hemisphere, is more than a series of rugby matches played out on foreign fields; it is an epic crusade where the chosen few face a succession of mental and physical chal-lenges on their way to the Test arena, where they do battle with the superpowers of the world game. Behind the Lions sees seven esteemed rugby writers delve to the very heart of what it means to be a Lion, using diaries and letters from those who pioneered the concept, to interviews with a vast array of players who have followed in their footsteps. In so doing they have uncovered the passion, pride and honour experienced when taking up the unique challenge of a Lions tour. This is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. And it is the only story worth hearing: the players’ own.
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The Times Index

The Times Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066388656

Category: Newspapers

Page:

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
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Swinton Lions Players

Swinton Lions Players

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155503368

Category:

Page: 154

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Dai Davies, Ken Roberts, David Watkins, Hugh Waddell, Robert Irving, Robert Seddon, Jordan James, Mick Nanyn, Frank Evans, Martin Moana, Richard Eyres, Jack Evans, Chris Morley, Mark Bourneville, Owen Badger, Brian Butler, James Holt Marsh, Albert Blan, Ray Hopkins, Alan Buckley, James Valentine, Davide Longo, Derek Whitehead, Willie Wolfgramm, Sam Reay, Gomer Hughes, Danny Wilson, Morvin Edwards, William Rees, Simon Knox, Ralph Morgan, Robert Jones, Kris Tassell, Mark Sheals, David Davies, Bill Hopkin, David Robinson, John Preston, Richard Hawkyard, Jimmy Veikoso, Gary Hulse, Graham Holroyd, Ronald Morgan, Frank Osmond, Ken Gowers, Graham Rees, Kelvin Earl, Andy Coley, John Stopford, Daniel Davies, David Moses, Joseph Wright, Philip Cushion, Mark Lee, John Evans, Les Holliday, Thomas Armitt, Gavin Price-Jones, Talite Liava'a, Jason Roach, Arthur Hickman, Chris Johnson, Philip Joseph, Gordon Haynes, Edmund Beswick, Christopher Maye, Bryn Evans, Charles Horley, William Davies, Karl Fitzpatrick, Frederick Butters, Peter Norburn, Leo Casey, Rees Thomas, Hector Halsall, Ian Watson, Richard Evans, John Kenny, Mike Wainwright, Charles Armitt, Samuel Roberts, Christopher Brockbank, Martin Hodgson, Michael Edwards, Owen Phillips, Ian Sinfield, Paul Kennett, Joe Warham, Neil Rigby, Dave Hull, John Walker, Paul Loughlin, Steve Snape, Mark Riley, Paul Southern, Bob Valentine. Excerpt: David "Dai" Davies (1880 - June 1944) was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league, and association (soccer) footballer of the 1890s, 1900s and '10s who at club level played rugby union (RU) for Llanelli RFC, at representative level played rugby league (RL) for Wales, and Lancashire, and at club level for Swinton (twice), and Leigh, and at representative level played association football (soccer) for Wales, and at club level for Bolton W...
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When the Lions Came to Town

When the Lions Came to Town

It captures a bygone era, a time before television, a golden age of amateurism, pranks and setting hotel rooms alight – as the Lions did after winning the series in PE. Insightful, provocative and frequently amusing, When the Lions Came ...

Author: Luke Alfred

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781770226548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

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The early 1970s in South Africa were a time of economic boom, political repression, growing isolation and an unshakeable confidence that the Springboks were the best rugby team in the world - until the infamous 1974 British Lions tour. It was a tour in which a group of talented and long-haired rugby players from the British Isles played, sang and drank their way across the country, beating the Springboks 3-0 in the four Tests, with the last one a dubious draw. Until then the Lions hadn’t beaten South Africa at home in 78 years. Based on original research and interviews with players on both sides, When the Lions Came to Town vividly recreates a tumultuous rugby tour that sent shockwaves through South Africa. It captures a bygone era, a time before television, a golden age of amateurism, pranks and setting hotel rooms alight – as the Lions did after winning the series in PE. Insightful, provocative and frequently amusing, When the Lions Came to Town casts a fresh eye on a divisive but undeniably colourful period in South African political, social and sporting history.
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Lions of England

Lions of England

How strangethathis achievement in fulfilling just about every major role that rugby
union had to offer should have started at Central Park, Wigan, oneof theoldest
shrinesto rugby league, located–as itused to be before its demolition –justa few ...

Author: Peter Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780577739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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England has contributed some of the greatest players and most colourful characters to the rich history of the Lions, and never more so than in recent years. During the course of little more than a decade, a golden era for the Red Rose yielded four Grand Slams en route to the thrilling climax of the World Cup victory in Sydney, a triumph which has catapulted some of the side's stars to a higher plane in the nation's affections. It is not surprising, therefore, that English players have dominated the last four Lions tours in a way which none of the home countries has done before. Lions of England presents the country's most famous players in a series of revealing portraits, each telling a fascinating story woven around monumental Test matches. Rich in previously untold anecdote and humour, these accounts illustrate the lives and times of the greats spanning three-quarters of a century - from one pre-war knight of the realm, Carl Aarvold, to a more recent one, Clive Woodward. All the evocative names of English rugby are featured here, from Dickie Jeeps to Martin Johnson, Jeff Butterfield to Jason Robinson, Dean Richards to Lawrence Dallaglio. Other chapters are devoted to Peter Jackson (a rather better player than the author), John Pullin, Roger Uttley, Fran Cotton, David Duckham, Bill Beaumont, Peter Wheeler, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Andrew, Jason Leonard and, of course, Jonny Wilkinson. Peter Jackson, the Daily Mail's award-winning rugby writer, has drawn on all his experience and eye for the unusual to give the reader an insight into what makes these talented players tick as people, the early influences which shaped their careers and the momentous events which made them household names. Bang up to date with the inclusion of the summer 2005 series against the All Blacks and a comprehensive records appendix, Lions of England is sure to inform and entertain rugby lovers of every generation in equal measure.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066404156

Category: Guardian (Manchester, England)

Page:

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Once Were Lions

Once Were Lions

Thanks to a host of amusing and heartbreaking anecdotes about life with the Lions, the book will offer a fascinating insight into how touring, sport and life has changed in the last 60 years.

Author: Jeff Connor

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007241521

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 369

View: 743

Drawing on first hand interviews from more than 75 British Lions tourists since the golden age of the 1950s, this book captures what it means to be a British Lions rugby player - the victories, the failures and the stories surrounding the icons of rugby such as Edwards, Bennett, Hastings, Guscott, Johnson and Dallaglio.
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The Unbeaten Lions

The Unbeaten Lions

He had come from a family of distinguished Rugby League players , but it had
always been his great ambition to become a British Lion . He must have felt that
he was unlucky not to become one in 1971 , because he was the official reserve
 ...

Author: John Reason

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000003659914

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 258

View: 237

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Bill McLaren s Dream Lions

Bill McLaren s Dream Lions

A tribute to the special spirit of the British Lions rugby team, with a history of Lions tours and pen portraits of the sixty greatest Lions players since 1971.

Author: Bill McLaren

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0002188619

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 159

View: 821

A tribute to the special spirit of the British Lions rugby team, with a history of Lions tours and pen portraits of the sixty greatest Lions players since 1971.
Categories: Rugby Union football

Lions Rampant

Lions Rampant

Author: Vivian Jenkins

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073170834

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 275

View: 272

Categories: Rugby Union football

Rugby League in Wellington

Rugby League in Wellington

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Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1233154737

Category:

Page: 26

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Central Districts rugby league team players, Wellington rugby league team coaches, Wellington rugby league team players, Tana Umaga, Paul Whatuira, Kevin Tamati, Adrian Shelford, Stephen Kearney, Bill Kelly, Sonny Whakarau, Tony Kemp, Gerard Stokes, Howie Tamati, Simon Mannering, James Leuluai, David Lomax, Mike Kuiti, Syd Eru, Mark Woods, Tom Cross, John Spencer, Ben Matulino, Sam Stewart, Hercules Richard Wright, John Lomax, Peter Edwards, David Faiumu, Morvin Edwards, Barry Harvey, Denvour Johnston, Darren Rameka, Robert Piva, Charles Finlayson, George Spencer, Billy Weepu, Conrad Byrne, Emosi Koloto, Edward Tyne, Daniel Fraser, Riki Cowan, Phillip Orchard, Jorgen Rogers, James Barber, Esene Faimalo, Daroa Ben-Moide, Earl Va'a, John Whittaker, Zane Clark, James Goulding, Daniel Gilchrist, Meli Koliavu, Alehana Mara, Warren Collicoat, David Ewe, Porirua Pumas, Hutt Valley Firehawks, Wainuiomata Lions, Mose Masoe, Wellington City Dukes, Charlie McAlister. Excerpt: Jonathan Ionatana Falefasa "Tana" Umaga, ONZM (pronounced, Samoan: born 27 May 1973 in Lower Hutt) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer and former captain of the national team, the All Blacks. He played for the Hurricanes starting with the Super 12's inception in 1996 and took over the captaincy in 2003. Graham Henry named him as All Blacks captain in 2004; under his leadership the All Blacks won 19 of their 21 games including the clean sweep of the British and Irish Lions and the Grand Slam in 2005. At the end of 2005, after 74 Test caps (where he scored 36 tries), Umaga retired from international rugby. Umaga played four games in 2007 for the Wellington Lions in the Air New Zealand Cup, in order to play 100 matches for the province, before taking up the position of coach at Toulon. His coaching future was uncertain in the 2008-09 season, as Toulon...
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