The British & Irish Lions Miscellany by Richard Bath. Although pretty rare, you can pick this great little book up for only a few pounds and its packed with trivia and quirky stories from the wonderful history of the British & Irish Lions Tours.

It’s written by Richard Bath a freelance sports writer and editor and is the author of numerous sports books, including The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rugby and The Story of Rugby. He has appeared on radio and television as a pundit and lives in Scotland.

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What colour jerseys did the Lions first play in? Which of the four home nations has been represented in every Lions test team?

The official British and Irish Lions addition to the popular and bestselling miscellany series. Fully endorsed by the British and Irish Lions and adorned with their famous crest, this cracking little book is crammed with facts, stats, lists, anecdotes and quotes from the rich history of the oldest and most famous touring team in rugby union – from the revelation that Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was on the bench when the Lions played a match in Africa to the complete full-colour illustrated history of the Lions kit.

It includes: the complete story of every Lions tour; the Lion nicknamed ‘Judith’; the Lion killed by a rhino; the tour when the Lions played Aussie Rules; the Lion invited to audition for Ben Hur; and, the Greatest Ever Lions XV.

The British & Irish Lions Miscellany by Richard Bath