Lions Rugby Tour 1971
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY WHEN LIONS ROARED, THE STORY OF LIONS RUGBY TOUR 1971 BOOK PREVIEW
By 1971 no Lions team had ever defeated the All Blacks in a Test series. Since 1904, six Lions sides had traveled to New Zealand. And all had returned home bruised, battered, and beaten. But the 1971 tour party was different. It was full of young, ambitious, and outrageously talented players. Who would all go on to carve their names into the annals of sporting history during a golden period in British and Irish rugby.
Carwyn James Lions Rugby Coach
And at their center was Carwyn Jones – an intelligent, sensitive rugby mastermind who would lead his team into the game’s most brutal playing arena while facing a ferocious, tragic battle in his personal life, all in pursuit of a seemingly impossible dream.
The All Blacks team to face the 1971 Tourists
Up against them was an All Blacks team filled with legends like Colin Meads, Brian Lochore, Ian Kirkpatrick, Sid Going, and Bryan Williams. But as the Lions swept through the provinces, lighting up the rugby fields of New Zealand the pressure began to mount on the home players in a manner never seen before.
Success for the British Lions Rugby Tour 1971
As the Test series loomed, it became clear that a clash that would echo through the ages was about to unfold. And at its conclusion, it was obvious to all that rugby would never be the same again.
Lions Rugby Tour 1971 – ‘Brilliantly written – evocative, powerful and utterly gripping’ – Rugby World
This classic book can be purchased on Amazon HERE. Ellis Rugby also offers the 1971 British Isles Lions Shirt and now a British Lions 1971 Polo. Also, a retro British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red. And we offer this in Navy – British & Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy.
In addition, our All Blacks 1983 Rugby Shirt is very similar to the one worn in 1971.