1971 British Lions Tour. The Victorious Lions. An account of the 1971 British Isles tour to Australia and New Zealand. The 1971 side are still the only Lions team to win a Test series in New Zealand.

Author – John Reason

John Reason was for many years Rugby Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and one of the most distinguished commentators on the game. He was also present through the entire Lions’ tour of 1971. He died in 2007.

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It remains a unique achievement. In 1971 the British Lions went to New Zealand and beat the All Blacks in a Test series on their own soil. With gritty, never-say-die forwards like Ian McLaughlan and Mervyn Davies, and brilliant backs like Barry John, Gerald Davies, and David Duckham, and under the inspired management of one of the finest coaches of all time, Carwyn James, the Lions won the first match, lost the second, and then came back to clinch the series in the third.

1971 British Lions Captained by John Dawes and coached by Carwyn James

In 1971 the Lions toured New Zealand, also playing two matches in Australia. Despite losing the first match to Queensland the tour was a great success, the Lions winning the Test series against the All Blacks. They are still the only Lions side to have won a Test series in New Zealand. The side was captained by John Dawes, coached by Carwyn James, and managed by Doug Smith.

Where to buy 1971 British Lions Tour. The Victorious Lions.

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