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2013 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

 

2013 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS PROGRAMMES

All the 2013 programmes including the Barbarians match are available to purchase on the British Lions programmes page, to visit this page please......

CLICK HERE

 

99.jpg (483349 bytes) "The Lions Australia 2013 - Rugby World supplement to the 2013 tour, 34 pages, a preview of the tour. A secondhand booklet with a small corner fold on the front cover.

Ref: PL44-blbr13.mgbr-rw.supplement - £6.00

  

 

2009 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 2009 - MATCH HIGHLIGHTS - WITH PRIDE (DVD)

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It will be remembered as one of the great test series in rugby history as the British and Irish Lions came within millimetres of defeating World Champions South Africa on their own turf.

In the land of the big game hunter, this was one that got away just! Three pulsating Test matches of ferocious intensity, compelling and controversial at almost every turn.

Ian McGeechan's heroic squad were decimated by injuries throughout the tour but still claimed a magnificent final Test win in the Springboks' Ellis Park fortress.

The first Test in Durban was lost 26-21 despite a stirring late comeback. The Lions had to win in Pretoria and did everything in their power in a brutal but breathtaking collision. Rob Kearney's early try and Stephen Jones' faultless kicking carried the tourists to the cusp of a magnificent triumph - only for Lion hearts to be broken in the final seconds by the long range boot of the nerveless Morne Steyn.

Paul O'Connell's side regrouped and responded emphatically in Johannesburg, thrashing the Boks 26-9, scoring three tries to none. The series was lost but the performance said everything about this pride of Lions. With action from every game of the tour, extended highlights of the first two Tests plus a bonus disc of the extraordinary final Test match in full - this is the Lions in South Africa 2009

2 discs

Running Time: 200 minutes, Classification: E 

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

Ref: dvbr09-mh - (RRP £19.99) - our price £15.95

 

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 2009 - LIVING WITH THE PRIDE (DVD)

In 1997, Living with Lions - the behind the scenes story of the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa - was acclaimed as one of the greatest sports films ever made. Now, 12 years on, the Lions are back in South Africa and so are our film crew, recording every minute of what was one of the greatest Lions Test Series of all time.

With unprecedented access to all areas of the Tour, Living with the Pride is the most intimate, honest and intense portrait of life as a Lion ever produced.

From the Pennyhill Park training camp to the magnificent final Test victory in Johannesburg, this is the inside story of how players who are normally the fiercest of opponents turned themselves into a band of brothers desperate to restore pride to The Jersey. Their gruelling 10-match tour of the World Champions' back yard asked questions of the players' mental and physical strength like never before.

Lions legend and Head Coach Ian McGeechan worked closely with our film crew to make an astonishing no-holds-barred documentary. With access to every player, an open door to every team meeting, training session, selection meeting as well as excusive access to the passion, fury and ultimately elation of the Lions dressing room, this is a unique and uncompromising insight into life on a Lions Tour, described by Tour Manager Gerald Davies as 'The last great adventure in rugby'.

No Lions Series has ever been closer, with many commentators describing the second Test as 'the greatest rugby match ever'. Sometimes hilarious, but often brutal, bruising and moving, Living With The Pride is the official and exclusive behind the scenes story of one of the most exhilarating, emotional and memorable sports tours of all time.

 Over 100 minutes of DVD extras including:

  • All the team and management speeches in their entirety
  • The best training sessions uncut
  • All the bonus footage filmed for the website (18 short videos)
  • The Lions 'on the prowl' in South Africa
  • Meet the Backroom Staff Player Cams Uncut
  • Fan Cams Uncut

Running Time: 204 minutes, Classification: E 

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

Ref: dvbr09-lwtp - (RRP £24.99) - our price £19.95

 

 

"Pride Restored - The Inside Story of the Lions in South Africa 2009"  

by Mick Cleary, edited by Ian Robertson

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This inside story of the Lions in South Africa will preserve the memories of the millions of fans who follow the tour in the press, on Sky and at the games themselves. A Lions tour is the pinnacle in the career of any rugby player from the four Home Unions. It is also increasingly a highlight in the life of the vast number of travelling supporters and indeed of any rugby follower. The "Complete Book of the Lions Tour to South Africa 2009" will be an enduring record of what is bound to be an outstanding, sometimes controversial and always absorbing six weeks of rugby history, from the first match on 30th May to the third, and final, Test against the Springboks on 4th July. "The Complete Book of the Lions Tour to South Africa 2009" will recall every aspect of the tour from selection and preparation, through the early bruising encounters in the warm-up games, the high points and the low, the constant battle against injuries, the mind games and the man management, the individual successes and disappointments, gruelling training sessions and lighter moments off the field but most of all the Test series itself. The BBC's voice of rugby Ian Robertson masterminds the book as its editor and will provide comments and interviews with all the key figures on both sides. Mick Cleary's perceptive writing will throw much light on the atmosphere within the South African and Lions camps throughout the tour, examining tactics, game plans in practice on the field, individual players within the squads, including Ronan O'Gara, Brian O'Driscoll and Phil Vickery, and the leadership of Lions captain Paul O'Connell. This is a new book.     
1st edition published in 2009 Pages: 159 Ref: bkbr09-cleary.m - £20.00 

 

"The 13th Lions in South Africa 2009" - by Hans Saested
02.jpg (76387 bytes) View of the Lions tour from a South African point of view. Match by match coverage with a good statistical analysis of the games. The narrative ends in a chapter with glowing tributes of the British & Irish Lions supporters in it he says the Lions supporters "are real ambassadors for the countries"  This is a new paperback book imported directly from the publisher in South Africa.     
1st edition published in 2009 Pages: 208 Ref: pbbr09-saested.h - £25.00 

 

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS PROGRAMMES 2009
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TOUR PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE LIONS PROGAMMES PAGE......

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

MISC - 2009 Lions

pic to follow 2009 Lions - "Lions appoint head coach press release. Information on ian McGeechan, previous Lions tours and the HSBC ambassadors, approx 20 A4 sheets contained in a printed folder. 

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2005 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

PRE - TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

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BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 2005 OFFICIAL TOUR GUIDE - A 114 page guide, full colour throughout. Individual player profiles & pictures, a look back at previous tours & players. A fantastic easy reckoning Lions Who's Who giving you the full run down on Lions players from day one to 2001.  more info.......

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05.jpg (106257 bytes) BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 2005 SERIES PREVIEW - A 122 page preview to the tour, Individual player profiles & pictures, a look back at previous tours & players. A very well put together publication

Ref: TB17-blbr05of-series.preview - £15.00  

  

05.jpg (128091 bytes) "Mighty Pride - Lions 2005" - Sunday Star Times (NZ) pre tour guide, 40 pages 

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01.jpg (22158 bytes) "Lion Spotting In New Zealand" pre tour supporters pocket size guide, 48 pages 

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0y.jpg (150773 bytes) "On Tour" - The Official NZRU Travel Guide of the British & Irish Lions Series in New Zealand, a 152 page pre tour travel guide edited by Peter Reilly 

Ref: TC17-blbr05-ot - £15.00

  

lions-guide.jpg (67132 bytes) "Rugby World's Guide to the  Lions tour 2005" - 36 page magazine supplement

Ref: TB17-blbr05-mgbr-rw.sup - £9.00

  

24.jpg (149938 bytes) "Supporters and Traveller's Guide to Wellington" 16 page guide to the windy city. In very good condition 

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56.jpg (135544 bytes) "The Taming of the Lions" pre-match newspaper supplement to the Otago Daily Times. 24 pages, match reports of all Otago v Lions matches 1930 - 1993. In very good condition 

Ref: npbr.20050618-otago.dt - £7.50

  

23.jpg (124816 bytes) "Lions Tour 2005 - The Power of Four" 50 page pre tour guide published by international Rugby News. In very good condition 

Ref: blbr.2005.-power.of.4 - £9.50

  

0z.jpg (203045 bytes) Lions 2005 - "Lions Tour Guide" from the makers of Rugby World - editor Paul Morgan, a publication exclusive to WH Smith. 146 page pre tour publication.

Ref: blbr05-wh.smith - £15.00

  

04.jpg (149631 bytes) Arrival Magazine - Issue 12 - An Air New Zealand magazine published pre-tour with several pages dedicated to 'the Lions' in the regions. 106 pages 

Ref: TB17-blbr05-arrival - £6.50

  

 

PUBLICATIONS WITH COVERAGE OF THE TOUR

NEW ZEALAND RUGBY NEWS - 7 special issues covering the tour

 

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New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 14

No 1 of 7 

OUT OF STOCK

New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 15

No 2 of 7 

TB17-mgnz-rn36-15 - £7.00

New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 16

No 3 of 7 

TB17-mgnz-rn36-16 - £7.00

New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 17

No 4 of 7 

TB17-mgnz-rn36-17 - £7.00

New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 18

No 5 of 7 

TB17-mgnz-rn36-18 - £7.00

New Zealand Rugby News

Vol 36 Issue 19

No 6 of 7 

TB17-mgnz-rn36-19 - £7.00

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

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"Blacked Out" by Mick Cleary. The inside story of the Lions in New Zealand 2005. A secondhand hardback, 160 pages, published in 2005, an very good review of the tour with full statistical analysis. 

Ref: bkbr05-cleary.m.blacked.out - £15.00

 

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"The Toughest Test - The Official Book of the 2005 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand". The official post tour book published by  by VSP, extremely well illustrated, 238 pages, a large format secondhand book with dustrwrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: bklabr05-vsp.toughest.test - £25.00

 

MISC - 2005 Lions memorabilia

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

 

2001 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS tour of AUSTRALIA

 

PRE - TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

46.jpg (160999 bytes) Inside Rugby - The Official British & Irish Lions Tour Guide 2001. 98 page pre tour publication

Ref: blbr01ofgd - £35.00

  

20.jpg (103466 bytes) "Lions 2001 - The official magazine of the Lions tour to Australia 2001" published by Absolute Publishing, London. 114 pages, an in depth preview of the tour.

Ref: mgbr01-absolute.pub - £25.00

  
45.jpg (158316 bytes) Lions 2001 - The Sunday Times 32 page pre tour guide

Ref: PC27-blbr01-st - £15.00

  

95.jpg (115632 bytes) "Lions in Australia 2001 - A preview of Lions in Australia 2001 published by Western Mail & Echo Ltd. A 62 page booklet in very good condition. 

Ref: blbr01-wme - £19.00 

  
100_6087.jpg (38581 bytes) "Lions Australia 2001" Daily Telegraph 8 page broadsheet guide to the tour, interviews with Keith Wood & Jeremy Guscott, Nick Farr-Jones and Matt Dawson articles. 

Ref: PL31-npbr01-dt - £8.00

100_6088.jpg (40609 bytes) Sunday Telegraph 3rd June 2001 - 8 page broadsheet Lions pre-tour extra, includes player profiles, many interesting pre-tour articles. 

Ref: PL31-npbr01-st - £5.00 

 

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

TEST MATCH TICKETS
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Australia 2001 1st Test

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Australia 2001 2nd Test

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Australia 2001 3rd Test

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SPECIAL OFFER

Buy all three above tickets for £95.00 - Ref: tkaubr01st3

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

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"Wounded Pride" - the official book of the tour, 159 pages, well illustrated, full colour throughout. A secondhand hardback copy with dust wrapper in very good condition.

  Ref: TL11-bkbr01-cleary.m.wounded.pride* - £20.00

  
bk-henry's pride.jpg (68505 bytes) "HENRY'S PRIDE" - Graham Henry's inside view of the Lions tour, 204 pages, A secondhand hardback copy with dust wrapper in very good condition. SIGNED BY GRAHAM HENRY

Ref:  TL11-aubkbr01-henry.g.henrys.pride - £22.00

    
bk-henry's pride.jpg (68505 bytes) "HENRY'S PRIDE" - Graham Henry's inside view of the Lions tour, 204 pages, A secondhand hardback copy with dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref:  bkbr01-henry.pride - £15.00

    
22.jpg (474302 bytes) "Up and Down Under - The Inside Story of the 2001 British Lions Tour of Australia" by Jeff Connor, 192 pages. A secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: bkbr01-connor.j.up - £16.00

  
22.jpg (474302 bytes) "Up and Down Under - The Inside Story of the 2001 British Lions Tour of Australia" by Jeff Connor, 192 pages. A secondhand ex library hardback book in good condition. 

Ref: RC563-tmbr2001bkaf-connor.j.up-cq-ex.lib - £5.00

  
  "Up and Down Under - The Inside Story of the 2001 British Lions Tour of Australia" by Jeff Connor, a secondhand hardback, 192 pages. No dustwrapper. 

Ref: bkbr01-connor.j - £12.00

  
93.jpg (46994 bytes) "Agony & Ecstasy - My diary of an amazing rugby season" by Martin Johnson - the captain's story of the 2001 Lions tour.

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93.jpg (46994 bytes) "Agony & Ecstasy - My diary of an amazing rugby season" by Martin Johnson - the captain's story of the 2001 Lions tour. SIGNED by MARTIN JOHNSON  

Ref: TL11-bkbr01-johnson.m-au - £35.00

  
21.jpg (517618 bytes) "The Tangled Mane: The Lions Tour to Australia 2001" by Eddie Butler, 217 pages. A secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: bkbr01-butler.tangled - £12.00

  

 

AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS

Autographed postcard sized promotional & player cards of 2001 British & Irish Lions players

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Matt Perry
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SIGNED CARDS

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Robin McBryde

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Matt Perry

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Scott Murray

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SPECIAL OFFER - Buy above 4 signed cards for £25.00 - Ref: br01aucdgp4

 

08.jpg (983012 bytes) BRITISH LIONS 2001 WALES ON SUNDAY TRADE CARDS SIGNED GROUP OF 12 - A group of 12 cards from the Wales on Sunday / Western mail Lions 2001 card set signed by the player featured. All cards have been signed on the front. The following cards are included in this group. 3 - Ben Cohen, 6 - Jason Robinson, 12 - Neil Jenkins, 15 - Matt Dawson, 17 - Rob Howley, 20 - Tom Smith, 21 - Phil Vickery, 26 - Jeremy Davidson, 30 - Malcolm O'Kelly, 25 - Scott Quinnell, 36 - Martyn Williams, 37 - Simon Taylor.  All cards are in good condition.

Ref:  F52-95-aucd.tdgp-wos-br2001au12 - £32.00

 

MISC - 2001 Lions

15 X 10" colour 2001 Lions squad photograph.

Ref: LP-brph01-15.x.10 - £12.50  

       
  Lions v ACT Brumbies, full page "Irish Times" match report 

Ref: blbr01nw-act - £3.00  

    Lions v ACT Brumbies, 2 page official Lions pre match press release with team and tour party statistics. 

Ref: blbr01nwltbr01 - £2.00  

 

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 -  A set of 10 commemorative covers relating to this tour. Each cover includes an illustration of the match programme, the match location, score and the official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. 

Ref: fdas2001.brtr01.st10-xb - £24.99

75.jpg (549159 bytes) BRITISH LIONS v AUSTRALIA 2001 COMMEMORATIVE RUGBY MEDALLION - A commemorative medallion, diameter 40mm presented on the front of a 6 page fold out A4 size card containing Australia v  Lions historical information. 

Ref: PL48-tmbr2001mi.md - £20.00

  

 

 

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1997 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS

97-southern.jpg (59026 bytes) THE LIONS TOUR 1997 - a pre-tour brochure published in South Africa by "Southern Sun" (Hotels & Resorts), 114 pages, many articles about Lions players plus a look back at the 1974 tour. Full colour throughout, an very good read. This copy has a slight crease on front cover otherwise it is in very good condition. 

Ref: blbr97-sonthern.sun - £25.00

24.jpg (115135 bytes) BRITISH LIONS TOUR (1997) - THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE. A pre-tour magazine published by  Lookturn Ltd, London, edited by Paul Ackford, 170 pages, an outstanding preview of the Lions tour, includes a good selection of historical articles. Very good condition. 

 Ref: blbr1997ofmg - £29.00

21.jpg (65462 bytes) THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE 1997 LIONS TOUR - A pre-tour booklet published by  Rugby World Magazine, includes player profiles, stadium information and individual tour histories 1971 - 1993. Very good condition. 

Ref: blbr1997-definitive-gd - £5.00

23.jpg (61703 bytes) SCOTTISH PROVIDENT "The 1997 Lions Tour Guide" - rare pre-tour guide from Scottish Provident the Lions sponsors. 16 pages. A secondhand A4 size booklet in very good condition. 

Ref: blbr97-sc-provident - £25.00  

 

PROGRAMMES

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

51.jpg (469719 bytes) "Heroes All" - The official account of this successful tour by the coach Ian McGeechan, written with Mick Cleary. 146 pages, colour throughout. A secondhand book with a dust wrapper in good clean condition. 

Ref: bkbr1997-mcgeechan.i.heroes.all -  £20.00

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"The Lions Diary" by Jeremy Guscott, 1997, 190pp, Lions centre & great goal dropper   

Ref: bkbr1997-guscott - £12.00

02.jpg (53258 bytes) "Lions Uncaged" by John Bentley, a British Lion's inside view of the triumphant tour of South Africa. 128 pages, colour illustrations. A secondhand copy with dust wrapper in very good condition

Ref: bkbr1997-bentley.j - £16.00

94.jpg (72371 bytes) "Glory, Glory, Lions - The Taming of South Africa" by Chris Dighton & Iain Spragg, 96 pages, large format, a secondhand copy with illustrated boards in very good condition, a rare book on the first professional Lions tour.

Ref: TL11-bkbr97-dighton.c - £45.00

03.jpg (77356 bytes) "My Pride of Lions" Fran Cotton, 224 page managers account of when the Lions triumphed over the world champions. 

Ref: bkbr97-cotton - £15.00

05.jpg (83611 bytes) "The Lions Raw" by Martin Johnson with Howard Johnson, view of this great tour by the Lions captain, 188 pages - 

Ref: TL11-bkbr97-johnson.m-£20.00

  

 

COMMEMORATIVE COVERS

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British Lions v South Africa 2nd test commemorative cover signed by Wales & British Lions hooker Barry Williams.

Ref: F2-34aufd - £12.00   

   

   

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BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 1997 SQUAD SIGNED BOOK. 

"Heroes All" is the official account of this successful tour written by the coach Ian McGeechan with Mick Cleary. It is 146 pages, full colour throughout. The individual player photos to the front end of the book have been signed by the complete British Lions playing squad from the 1997 tour of South Africa apart from John Bentley and Tony Underwood. The title page is signed by Ian McGeechan, Fran Cotton and Jim Telfer, Some of the internal pages are also signed including a full page Adidas advert photo of Martin Johnson, Willie John McBride and Fran Cotton. The book ends with a chapter in which Ian McGeechan chooses his 'Dream Lions' team. Three of Ian's choices: JPR Williams, Gareth Edwards and Barry John have signed over their photos. There are circa 40 signatures in total. The book is sold together with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the autographs are genuine and original. 

Ref: PC56-tmbr1997bk-mcgeechan.i.heroes-auap40 -  £145.00

 

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LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO SIGNED PRINTS

Caricatures of the legendary Wasps, England and British Lions man in his England or British Lions kit. Both prints are signed by this great player. Each print is a limited edition of 500, the print sizes are 35cm x 25cm and each is accompanied by a COA and a photo of Lawrence signing the prints. 
  

in England kit (illustrated left) 

Ref: GNJG-auptenpy-dallaglio-xc - £85.00
      

in British & Irish Lions kit (illustrated right)

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  this print is currently unavailable  

  

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1993 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND 

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS

02-.jpg (67660 bytes) "Lions '93" Souvenir Supplement to NZ newspaper, edited by Oliver Lee, 30 pages, full colour.

Ref: blbr93-nzn - £12.00  

  1993 pre Tour - ITV Sport.jpg (100611 bytes) ITV SPORT PRE TOUR GUIDE - published by Rugby Publications this 96 page guide is full colour throughout, 

Ref: blbr93-itv - £15.00  

66.jpg (175556 bytes) Gullivers Pre Tour advertising booklet with a range of supporters tours available. A 8 page A4 size booklet with supplements, in very good condition  

Ref: MC214-br93bl-gullivers - £4.00  

       

 

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

10.jpg (73523 bytes) "Endless Winter" by Stephen Jones, the inside story of the rugby revolution, William Hill book of the year. Covers 1993, over 100 pages on the Lions tour 

Ref: bkbr1993-jones.s.endless - £15.00

96.jpg (97233 bytes) "Endless Winter" by Stephen Jones, the inside story of the rugby revolution, William Hill book of the year. Covers 1993, over 100 pages on the Lions tour 

Ref: pbbr1993-jones.s.endless.winter - £10.00

08.jpg (64947 bytes) "So Close to Glory" The Lions in New Zealand 1993 by Ian McGeechan with reflections by tour captain Gavin Hastings. A paperback copy, 96 pages. 

Ref: pbbr93-mcgeechan.so.close - £15.00

 

RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE - The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1993 Lions tour

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1993
  Lions Tour of New Zealand 1993 - How the All Blacks are shaping up before the tour. Buck Shelford on the captaincy.

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1993
  Lions Tour of New Zealand 1993 - Mick Cleary on selection, Don Cameron previews the tour including itinerary, Buck Shelford on the tour party, profiles of  Mick Galwey & Anthony Clement.

Ref: mgbr-rw-93-05 - £8.00

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1993
93-06.jpg (63290 bytes) Lions Tour of New Zealand 1993 - Includes Preview of the tour.

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1993
  Lions Tour of New Zealand 1993 - Front cover photo of Ieuan Evans - Starmer-Smith on the tour - Nick Cain reports on the tour - match reports & statistics N Auckland, N Harbour, NZ Maoris, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, 1st Test - Steve Bale interview with Ieuan Evans on the Lions tour - centre page double spread squad poster.

Ref: mgbr-rw-93-07 - £15.00

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1993
  Lions Tour of New Zealand 1993 - Tour verdict - match reports from 2nd Test, 3rd Test, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Auckland.

Ref: mgbr-rw-93-08 - £10.00

 

 

1989 BRITISH LIONS tour of AUSTRALIA

 

 PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

MISC

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1989
1989 British Lions Tour of Australia - Finlay Calder profile, focus on post-war Lions captains, Beaumont on the tour.

Ref: mgbr-rw-89-04 - £8.00

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1989
  1989 British Lions Tour of Australia - preview of the tour.

Ref: mgbr-rw-89-06 - £9.00

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1989
  1989 British Lions Tour of Australia - front cover front row photo  -  Lions pen pictures  -  match reports & photos Western Australia & Australia B, double page colour squad poster.

Ref: mgbr-rw-89-07 - £12.00

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1989
  1989 British Lions Tour of Australia - Anzacs v Lions match report & pictures,  interview with Finlay Calder.

Ref: mgbr-rw-89-09 - £8.00

 

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Rugby News (UK) June 1989 - pre tour profile of Chilcott and look at Australia's preparations 

Ref: mgbr-rn-89-06 - £5.00

Rugby News (UK) July 1989 - Report on early part of tour 

Ref: mgbr-rn-89-07 - £5.00

SOLD OUT

Rugby News (UK) August 1989 - Tour reports & photos 

 

SOLD OUT

Rugby News (UK) September 1989 - Reflections on the tour 

 

SOLD OUT

 

1989-LT.jpg (44453 bytes) Dinner Menu for a dinner held in honour of the British Isles Rugby Team by The Lord's Taverners, NSW branch. A 16 page A4 size booklet lacking staples. 

Ref: bldmbr89-nsw - £19.00  

 

16.jpg (8839 bytes) TICKET - Australia - 3rd Test, 15 Jul 1989, very good

Ref: tkbr89as3-xb - £65.00

 

82.jpg (133068 bytes) 4 Newspaper cuttings from the 1989 Lions tour, includes a match report from the test in Brisbane. All cuttings are from Australian newspapers. 

Ref: TC8-nwbr89gp4 - £19.00  

 

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FRANCE v BRITISH LIONS 4th October 1989 - official programme for this special match at Parc des Princes - 

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*****

The British Lions played "The Rest" of the World at Cardiff Arms Park on 16th April 1986. This match celebrated 100 years of the IRFB. The Lions team was captained by Scottish hooker Colin Deans, the Rest of the World team included Blanco, Farr-Jones, Lynagh, Kirwan, Mexted and Poidevan. The Rest triumphed in this great showpiece, 15-7. This match was awarded the status of a full British Lions international and caps were awarded for the first time on British soil.
04.jpg (65372 bytes) BRITISH LIONS v THE REST 1986 - official match programme.

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1983 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS

38.jpg (182826 bytes) 1983 BRITISH LIONS RUGBY TOUR - pub by TVNZ Enterprises, 50 page pre tour publication,  

Ref: blbr1983-tvnz.ent -  £15.00  

 

 

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

LIONS v ALL BLACKS '83 - TWO SIDES TO THE ARGUEMENT - Two Sides to the Argument", a post tour account by Ian Robertson with Billy Beaumont and Terry McLean with Andy Dalton - a secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition

Ref: bkbr1983-robertson.i - £20.00  

bk Lions 83 - FROST, David.jpg (79483 bytes) LIONS '83, THE NEW ZEALAND TOUR by David Frost, 161page post tour book by the Guardian's senior rugby correspondent - a secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition

Ref: bkbr83-frost.d - £20.00

br-83 Lions in NZ.jpg (54570 bytes) 1983 LIONS IN NEW ZEALAND - 128 page post tour magazine type booklet, published by Wellington Newspapers. great photographic content 

Ref: blbr1983-wellington-np - £15.00  

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THE LIONS IN WINTER by Karl Johnston, 1983, 195 page post tour book,  

Ref: bkbr1983-johnston.k.winter - £24.00

1983-3T-np.jpg (21494 bytes) The Otago Daily Times 3rd Test pre match special newspaper, 16 pages. 

Ref: PL31-npbr83-3t-otd - £19.00

jvn14.jpg (31355 bytes) "Lions '83" by Peter Bush, 1983. 146pp, photographic history of Lions tour and 1982 Maoris in Wales,  

Ref: TL11-bkbr83-bush.p - £28.00

 

MISC

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1983
 

British Lions tour of New Zealand 1983 - photos of the squad  -  tour preview.

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1983
 

British Lions tour of New Zealand 1983 - pen portraits & photos of the squad  -  profile of Maurice Colclough  -  profile of Ciaran Fitzgerald  -  tour itinerary.

Ref: mgbr-rw-83-05 - £7.00

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1983
 

British Lions tour of New Zealand 1983 - Match reports & photos of the first games  -  double page full colour poster of Lions squad.

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1983
 

British Lions tour of New Zealand 1983 - Match reports & photos including 1st & 2nd Tests  -  tour analysis & stories.

Ref: mgbr-rw-83-07 - £8.00

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1983

British Lions tour of New Zealand 1983 - Match reports & photos including 3rd Test & Final Test -  complete tour summary and statistics.

Ref: mgbr-rw-83-08 - £9.00

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other-dinerjacket.jpg (83292 bytes) A British Lions dinner blazer worn by Jeff Squire of Wales. Squire was a three time British Lion, touring in 1977, 1980 & 1983. The blazer is by Hammersley and is from the 1983 tour of New Zealand. 

Ref: CW-bzbr-js-gjk - £495.00  

 

14.jpg (17535 bytes) TICKET - New Zealand - 4th Test, 16 Jul 1983, slight creasing

Ref: tkbr83nz4-xb - £10.00  

  15.jpg (19764 bytes) TICKET - Wanganui, 14 May 1983, creased

Ref: tkbr83-wan-xb - £12.00  

 

89.jpg (63637 bytes) John Cory Travel 12 page supporters tours information booklet. single crease down centre, signed to the front cover by Gareth Edwards, Steve Smith, Gerald Davies, Huw Davies, JJ Williams, Peter Wheeler & Willie John McBride

Ref: TC8-blbr83-jct - £29.00   

 

 

1980 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
  

71.jpg (473151 bytes) "British Lions 1980" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by John Hopkins, the rugby correspondent of the Sunday Times. A secondhand hardback book with a dustwrapper in very good condition, 

Ref: bkbr1980-hopkins.j - £20.00

1980 BOOK Backs to the wall.jpg (28403 bytes) "Backs to the Wall" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by John Reason, the rugby correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, a regular tourist with the British Lions. A second hand hardback book with a dustwrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: TL11-bkbr80-reason.j.backs.to.wall* - £20.00

  

55.jpg (491310 bytes) "Springbok Triumph" photographed by John Rubython & Miles Bishop, 160 page tour account, mostly photos. South African edition. A secondhand book without a dust wrapper, with illustrated boards.

Ref: bkbr1980-rubython.j-saed - £45.00

1980 BOOK Injured Pride.jpg (29024 bytes) "Injured Pride " published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by the 1971 coach Carwyn James and Chris Rea. A secondhand copy with a dust wrapper in very good condition  

Ref: bkbr1980-james.c.injured - £20.00

09.jpg (72792 bytes) "Wounded Lions and other 1980 Rugby" by JBG Thomas, inc Englandís Grand Slam and Wales' Centenary. A secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref: bkbr1980-thomas.jbg.wounded.lions - £20.00

78.jpg (142744 bytes) Sunday Times (South Africa) 29th June 1980, day after 3rd Test with front page headline 'BOK AVENGERS' with front page article on the match, two page match report inside the paper, full page John Reason article and a 'shame on you Willie John McBride' letters page.

Ref: PL32-npbr19800629-st - £15.00

76.jpg (87766 bytes) The Daily News (South Africa) 30th June 1980. Front and back page only of South African broadsheet including 3rd Test match report.

Ref: PL32-npbr19800630-dn - £5.00

73.jpg (112484 bytes) Rand Daily Mail (South Africa) 19th June 1980, day after match with Junior Springboks. the majority of two pages are devoted to match reports and Lions tour articles. 

Ref: PL32-npbr19800619-rdm - £5.00

70.jpg (91034 bytes) Eastern Province Herald (S Africa) 26th June 1980, the Thursday before the 3rd test, 12 pages from the paper with the majority previewing the third test and articles and photographs relating to the Lions tour. 

Ref: PL32-npbr19800626-eph - £8.00

67.jpg (94923 bytes) Sunday Express Rugby Special (South Africa) 13 July 1980. 4 page supplement to newspaper with match report and photos, includes some pages from main newspaper with articles on tour.

Ref: PL32-npbr19800713-se - £12.00 

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Rand Daily Mail (South Africa) 16th June 1980, Monday after 2nd Test with front page headline 'The Moment of Resurrection for SA Rugby' with front page photo of Gysie Pienaar after scoring the final try. Includes three pages of match reports and articles relating to the tour

Ref: PL32-npbr19800616-rdm - £15.00

77.jpg (136785 bytes) Sunday Times (South Africa) 22nd June 1980, day after Northern Transvaal match with front page headline 'Now McBride Blasts Lions Tour', the headline relates to comments by the legendary Willie john McBride. there is a two page match report inside the paper, and various other articles relating to the Lions tour. 

Ref: PL32-npbr19800622-st - £12.00

75.jpg (92169 bytes) The Star (South Africa) 11th July 1980 with 4th test match preview.

Ref: PL32-npbr19800711-star - £5.00

72.jpg (76879 bytes) The Star (South Africa) 16th June 1980 with 2nd test match reports and comments. Six pages from this broadsheet paper with the majority of three pages dedicated to the 2nd Test and the tour

Ref: PL32-npbr19800616-star - £9.00

68.jpg (73331 bytes) Eastern Province Evening Post, 27th June 1980. Friday before the third test at Port Elizabeth. 16 page broadsheet newspaper with majority relating to the Lions tour and previewing the third test. Includes almost a full front page photos of Bill Beaumont and Morne du Plessis. 

Ref: PL32-npbr19800627-ep - £19.00


PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

MISC

Postcard with photography by "Studio Twelve photography" of the 1980 Lions tour captain Bill Beaumont, signed in ink by Beaumont. 

Ref: F8-51-br80aupc-bb - £15.00  

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1980 Lions tour - Six issues of Rugby World as listed above relating to the the 1980 Lions tour. 

Ref: mgstbr80-rw - £35.00

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1980 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE - A magazine published in Wales with the emphasis on Welsh rugby but with good coverage of the Lions tour, mostly from the Welsh point of view..

April 1980 - August 1980 - 5 issues, 

Ref: br.1980.mgst.5-welsh-rr.04-08 -  £18.00

 

94.jpg (31004 bytes) TICKET - South Africa - 3rd Test, 28 Jun 1980, very good

Ref: tkbr80sa3-xb - £65.00

 

1977 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS

76.jpg (64602 bytes) Rothmans Pall Mall Rugby Almanack 1977 - British Isles Tour of New Zealand 48 page preview 

Ref: annz-rpm77 - £12.00 

jvn38.jpg (23272 bytes) "1977 Lions' Rugby Tour" - NZ Radio & Television Listener - Lions Tour Guide, - 108 page issue with 16 page Lions Tour supplement

Ref: PC27-blbr77-lis - £25.00

1977-Rugby 77.jpg (43903 bytes) RUGBY 77 - The British Lions in New Zealand - 48 page large publication published by the Otago Daily Times during the first part of the tour, full colour throughout with large centre page poster (56 x 40 cm) of the squad and photos of the first try scored on the tour (against Wairarapa-Bush), folded across centre. 

Ref: PL31-mglabr77-rugby.77 - £15.00

 

 

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

    

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

00z.jpg (377416 bytes) "Winter of Discontent" by Terry McLean, NZ's No 1 writer focuses on the tour, 211pages, - NZ edition,  A secondhand copy with a dust wrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: bkbr1977-mclean.discontent - £30.00

70.jpg (426290 bytes) "Life With The Lions " published immediately after the tour, 158 pages, this is the account of the tour by John Hopkins, the rugby correspondent of the Sunday Times. A secondhand copy with dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref: bkbr1977-hopkins.j.life.with - £20.00 

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1977 BOOK "The Long Lost Tour" by Barry John & Graham Thorne, 1977, 135pp, paperback in very good condition. 

Ref: pbbr1977-john.b.lost - £15.00

1977 BOOK Lions 77.jpg (28999 bytes) "Lions 77" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by Keith Quinn, New Zealand rugby correspondent. UK edition. A secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref: bkbr1977-quinn.k-edbr  - £20.00  

1977 BOOK Lions Down Under.jpg (29313 bytes) "Lions Down Under" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by John Reason, the rugby correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. A regular tourist with the British Lions secondhand copy with dust wrapper in very good condition, 

Ref: bkbr1977-reason.j.down.under - £20.00  

1977 BOOK Lions Down Under.jpg (29313 bytes) "Lions Down Under" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by John Reason, the rugby correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. A regular tourist with the British Lions secondhand copy with dust wrapper in very good condition. SIGNED BY JOHN REASON 

Ref: bkbr80-reason.j.down.under-au - £25.00

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"Trial of Strength" by JBG Thomas, 1977, 176 pages, the story of the tour by Western Mail journalist JBG, secondhand book with dust wrapper in very good condition

Ref:  bkbr1977-thomas.jbg-trial  -  £19.00*

  
1977 Lions 77 wilson & horton.jpg (102195 bytes) 1977 POST TOUR PUBLICATION "Lions Ď77" post tour pictorial magazine pub by Wilson & Horton, 96 pages

Ref: blbr77-wilson.horton.lions.77  -  £15.00  

 

MISC

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1977 Lions tour - Five issues of Rugby World as listed above relating to the the 1977 Lions tour. 

Ref: mgstbr77-rw - £35.00

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1977 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE - A magazine published in Wales with the emphasis on Welsh rugby but with good coverage of the Lions tour.

June 1977 - September 1977 - 4 issues,  

Ref: mgstbr77-wr -  £18.00

 

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The Bay of Plenty v British Lions  programme signed by tour captain Phil Bennett. 

Ref: auprbr77-bop-xb - £28.00  

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Dinner menu for pre tour dinner held on May 4th at the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli in honour of Llanelli's Lions, Phil Bennett, JJ Williams & Derek Quinnell. In good condition with a single crease 

Ref: dmbr77-llanelli.19770504-xb - £9.00

 

03.jpg (99709 bytes) Irish Rugby Magazine, Vol 2 / No 4 - June 1977 - A look at Irish Lions, cover photo of Mike Gibson in Scotland jersey.  

Ref: MC37-mgir-2-4 - £9.00

  02.jpg (107334 bytes) Irish Rugby Magazine, Vol 2 / No 5 - June 1977 - includes a Lions tour round-up and photos 

Ref: MC37-mgir-2-5 - £9.00

 

90.jpg (63864 bytes) John Cory Travel 20 page supporters tours information booklet. light cup ring on front.

Ref: TC8-blbr77-jct

 

  96.jpg (11459 bytes) 1977 - Doncaster Tavern, Timaru, tour itinerary - scores inked in

Ref: TC8-itbr77-dt - £6.00

    

 

BRITISH LIONS v BARBARIANS - 10th September 1977 - On their return from NZ the British Lions played a match against the Barbarians at Twickenham to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee and raise funds for the Jubilee charity. This is the first ever official British Lions home match. 

pr-bbs v lions 77.jpg (58063 bytes) Official programme

Ref: prbrbb77xb - £25.00

 

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Facsimile Royal Box match ticket (please note this is a modern reproduction, not an original)

Ref: tkbrbb77rp - £2.00

Nov 77.jpg (49342 bytes) RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE with front cover photo of the Jubilee match - double page spread on the match inside 

Ref: brmg-rw-77-11-xb - £9.00

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE October 1977 issue - front cover photo of Phil Bennett tackling Gareth Edwards in the Silver Jubilee Match. photos from the match contained throughout this issue 

Ref: mgwa-wr-77-10 - £7.00

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Buy the above 4 items relating to the Lions v Barbarians Silver Jubilee match for £35.00

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14.jpg (23925 bytes) pr-bbs v lions 77.jpg (58063 bytes) Official presentation programme. A programme with a hardback cover only available to players and dignitaries. A mint condition programme is contained within the outer hardback cover.

Ref: PL15-prbrbb77pn - £45.00

     

 

 

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1974 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

SA-Rugby74.jpg (52861 bytes) 1974 South African Rugby Yearbook - pre tour 50 page booklet. Middle pages Western Province programme insert, this yearbook doubled up as a programme for this match

Ref: ansa-ybk74-pr-wp-xc - £55.00

"Follow the Lions" with Piet Greyling & Cliff Morgan. 48 page brochure published by J Samuel. Pre tour, including pictures and details of both Lions and Springboks, histories of opponents, directions and maps to the grounds, 

Ref: blbr74-greyling.morgan.follow - £35.00

74-1.jpg (40602 bytes) "The Unbeaten Lions" by John Reason, 258 page post tour book, a secondhand copy with a dust wrapper in very good condition. 

Ref: bkbr1974-reason.j.unbeaten - £39.00

 

1974 BOOK The Greatest Lions.jpg (30089 bytes) "The Greatest Lions" by JBG Thomas, post tour book by well travelled Western Mail journalist, secondhand book with dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref: bkbr1974-thomas.jbg-greatest -  £20.00

1974 BOOK How the Lions won.jpg (6970 bytes) "How The Lions Won" edited by Terry O'Connor, Eight Lions tell their secrets of how they defeated the world's greatest rugby teams, the All Blacks and the Springboks. cover the 1971 & 1974 tours. Chapters by Syd Millar, Willie John McBride, Ian McLaughlan, Fran Cotton, Fergus Slattery, Gareth Edwards, Mike Gibson and JPR Williams. Terry O'Connor sums up the tours, Colin Meads and Hannes Mairais reply for the defeated. A fascinating read. A secondhand copy with d/w in good condition. 

Ref: bkbr74-o'connor.t.how.the.lions.won - £25.00

97.jpg (64680 bytes) "Undefeated - The Story of the 1974 Lions" by Rhodri Davies. A 347 pages secondhand paperback book in very good condition. 

Ref: pbbr74-davies.rhodri.undefeated - £9.00

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE

For more information on the contents of these magazines or to purchase single issues of the above magazine from the 1974 tour - please visit the  Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

  

 

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WILLIE JOHN McBRIDE SIGNED PRINT - A caricature of the legendary Ballymena man in his British Lions 1974 kit signed by this great player. this is one of a limited edition of 500 prints. the print size is 35cm x 25cm and is accompanied by a COA and a photo of Willie John signing the prints. 

Ref: PJ01-01-auptirpy-mcbride-xc - £65.00   

  

Rugby Relics are pleased to be able to offer the 1974 British Lions programme collection of Stewart McKinney. The Dungannon man played eight matches on tour and kicked a crucial penalty against the Orange Free State, a match the Lions won by two points. McKinney was a committed Lion and a fellow player observed as he left the field and saluted the Lions in the stand that McKinney amongst others ..... "saluted back, tears rolling down their cheeks as they cried unashamedly" 

Each programme is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stewart Mckinney guaranteeing that it was his personal programme. Only 2 programmes left !   

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Northern Transvaal 6 Jul Pretoria 16 - 12 very good

Ref: auprbr74-nt-irpy-sm - £95.00


PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

On their return from South Africa the Lions were honoured with many dinners and were invited to play in many celebration and charity fixtures.

 

08.jpg (35621 bytes) BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 1974 GRAMAPHONE RECORD - "Lions '74" sung by the Mustard Gleemen, a 7" 45rpm record published by Cambrian Recordings Ltd, Pontardawe, catalogue number CSP 739. The back cover has facsimile autographs of the tour party, the record comes complete with an insert containing the words of the song and the tour results. The 'B' side to the single is "In The Morning". The record is in very good condition 

Ref: EB01-rebr.1974-mustard.gleemen-xb - £28.00

 

1971 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND  

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS
  

PROGRAMMES  -  These are listed on a separate page - to visit this page CLICK HERE

 

POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

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"The Lions Share" by Gabriel David & David Frost, 205 pages, a secondhand hardback in good condition with dust wrapper.

Ref: TL105-bkbr1971-david.g - £25.00

04.jpg (51028 bytes) "The Victorious Lions" by John Reason, first edition 1971, with a dust wrapper in a very good condition, 252 pages 

Ref: bkbr71-reason.j.victorious- £30.00  

  

00y.jpg (532009 bytes) "The Mighty Lions" by John Reason, first edition 1971, a re-titled New Zealand edition of the Victorious Lions, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in good condition, some foxing to inside pages, 252 pages 

Ref: bkbr71-reason.j.mighty - £30.00  

  

14.jpg (101926 bytes) The British Lions 1971 with Clem Thomas, 50 page post tour brochure, slight wear to front cover. Includes a centre page colour photo of the Lions tour party 

Ref: blbr71-thomas.c - £15.00 

99l.jpg (601666 bytes) "The Roaring Lions" by JBG Thomas, 179 pages, a secondhand hardback with a small tear to the dust wrapper.

Ref: bkbr71-thomas.jbg-roaring.lions - £25.00

  
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BRITAIN'S FINEST LIONS with Lindsay Knight - a post tour 128 page booklet, containing match by match reports and photos of the tour, published by The Dominion and Sunday Times. A secondhand booklet in good condition.   

Ref: tmbr1971blaf-finest.lions - £25.00  

58.jpg (578357 bytes) LIONS TOUR '71 - Post tour brochure published by Wilson & Horton, a 96 page pictorial record of the tour. A secondhand booklet in very good condition.  

Ref: tmbr1971blaf-lions.tour.71 - £25.00

1971 Magnificent Lions.jpg (50167 bytes) THE MAGNIFICENT LIONS - Western Mail & Echo post tour publication. A 24 page large newspaper supplement containing the complete tour record - in very good condition. 

Ref:  PL31-npbr71-wme - £15.00  

Lions-Spk.jpg (36549 bytes) THE LIONS SPEAK edited by John Reason. chapters by John Dawes, Ian McLaughlan, Geoff Evans, John Taylor, Ray McLoughlin, Mike Gibson, Bob Hiller, Barry John & Carwyn James, on the tactics that helped to beat the All Blacks, the Carwyn James chapter is a superb personal view of the tour, it's worth buying the book for this chapter alone. This is a first edition published in 1972, paperback (not published in hardback) in very good condition.

Ref: pbbr71-reason.1972-ed.1-lions.spk - £45.00  

97.jpg (31923 bytes) THE LIONS SPEAK edited by John Reason. chapters by John Dawes, Ian McLaughlan, Geoff Evans, John Taylor, Ray McLoughlin, Mike Gibson, Bob Hiller, Barry John & Carwyn James, on the tactics that helped to beat the All Blacks, the Carwyn James chapter is a superb personal view of the tour, it's worth buying the book for this chapter alone. This copy is the second edition, re-printed in 1976, a paperback book (neither of the first two editions were published in hardback) in very good condition.

Ref: pbbr71-reason.1976-ed.2-lions.speak - £35.00   

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1971 Lions tour

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1971 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE - A magazine published in Wales with the emphasis on Welsh rugby but with good coverage of the 1971 Lions tour.

6 issues of the magazine as illustrated above;  May 1971 - October 71 

Ref: AS-mgstbr71-wr - £29.00

 

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South Wales Echo - Sports, Final Edition 14th August 1971. The full newspaper containing a front page match report, page 2 starts the 'BarryJohn Story', page three has a tour review, a 12 page broadsheet newspaper with some wear to the front cover. 

Ref: ML53-brnpwa-swe19710814 - £25.00

 

A-02.jpg (13439 bytes) British Isles Rugby Union Team 1971 - Postal History - used during tour printed envelope. A DL size envelope posted during the Lions tour, the postmark is illegible apart from NZ on the bottom, it was posted internally to a Christchurch address and has 4c & 3c meter marks. On the reverse there is a sticker "Not a letter rate item, LIFT TO INSPECT, GPO Authority R.G" There is a drinks stain to the front 

Ref: F1-5-br71fd - £8.00

 

20.jpg (309739 bytes) BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 1971 GRAMAPHONE RECORD - "Lions Pride" sung by the Oval Singers, a 7" 45rpm record published by Cambrian Recordings Ltd, Pontardawe, catalogue number CSP 721. The back cover has the itinerary and playing record of the tour, on the 'B' side' is the song the 1971 Lions were famous for 'Sloop John B'. The sleeve and record are in good condition with a previous owners name written on the back cover of the sleeve. 

Ref: EB01-mmrebr.1971-oval.singers-xb - £48.00

 

99.jpg (22427 bytes) TICKET - Poverty Bay / East Coast, 21 Jul 1971, some creasing

Ref: tkbr71-pb-xb - £55.00

  14.jpg (25150 bytes) Pin Badge (not official) - Lions Tour 1971 

Ref BGB-16-bdbr71xb - £28.00

21.jpg (821998 bytes) West Coast - Buller v British Lions 1971 modern reproduction quality match poster with superb illustration, size A2 (59.4cm x 42cm = 23.4" x 16.5") in very good condition, ideal for framing.

Ref: LP-psbr71.we-coast.buller - £24.99  

 

       

 

 

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1968 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

84.jpg (118851 bytes) 1968 South African Rugby Almanack - 32 page booklet - includes preview of British Lions tour of South Africa 1968

Ref: ansa-alm68-xb - £45.00  

93.jpg (28275 bytes) "The Lion Tamers" by AC Parker, rare post tour book by South African journalist. 315 pages. A secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.   

Ref: tmbr1968bk-parker.tamers - £59.00

1968 On Trek again.jpg (28673 bytes) "On Trek Again" by JBG Thomas, 192 page hardback book. the story of the tour by a Welsh journalist. A secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

Ref: bkbr68-thomas.jbg.on.trek.again - £22.00

1968 BOOK The 1968 Lions.jpg (29868 bytes) "The 1968 Lions" by John Reason, the rugby correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, 260 pages. A secondhand copy with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

Ref: bkbr68-reason.j.1968  - £35.00

00.jpg (28424 bytes) COMMERCIAL ITINERARY CARD - 1968 - The Star, front cover only with tour itinerary to reverse. sellotape marks and writing on front, scores inked in. 

Ref itbr68-star-xb - £5.00

84.jpg (45819 bytes) Sunday Express 4th Test post match special. 8 pages from the newspaper including the front and back covers both of which are completely dedicated to the match. 

Ref: PC27-np19680728-sunday.express - £25.00

 

 

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1968 British Lions official autograph sheet. 34 autographs, creased

Ref: TF1-39-aultbr68 - £245.00  

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1968 Lions tour - Seven issues of Rugby World as listed above relating to the the 1968 Lions tour. 

Ref: AS-mgstbr68-rw - £45.00

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1968 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

44.jpg (19530 bytes) TICKET - South Africa - 1st Test, 8 Jun 1968, very good

Ref: tkbr68sa1-xb - £150.00

  43.jpg (20677 bytes) TICKET - South Africa - 4th Test, 27 Jul 1968, very good - main part part of ticket but some text contained  on stub which has been removed

Ref: tkbr68sa4-xb - £95.00

42.jpg (18968 bytes) TICKET - Eastern Transvaal, 29 Jun 1968, small corner missing

Ref: tkbr68-et-xb - £55.00

  41.jpg (35016 bytes) TICKET - Northern Transvaal, 3 Jul 1968, very good

Ref: tkbr68-nt-xb - £65.00

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DINNER MENU CARD - A printed souvenir of the after match dinner held after the Eastern Transvaal v British Lions match on 29th June 1968. The card given with the compliments of 'The Hotel Veld' contains the printed autographs of both teams. 

Ref: dmbr68-e-tvl-xb - £10.00

  88-1966.jpg (11483 bytes) OFFICIAL PLAYERS BADGE - British Lions 1968 - clasp fixing - 32mm wide

Ref: BGA-92-bdbr68xb - £95.00

 

1966 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA & CANADA

 

1966 LIONS BOARDING PLANE

A photo of the 1966 British Lions boarding a plane, possibly in Canada. The players that toured with the 1966 British Lions are as follows.

T. G. Price, Llanelli & Wales,  D. Rutherford, Gloucester & England,  S. Wilson, London Scottish & Scotland,  D. I. E. Bebb, Swansea & Wales, F. B. K. Bresnihan, Wanderers & Ireland,  A. J. W. Hinshelwood, London Scottish & Scotland,  D. K. Jones, Cardiff & Wales, C. W. McFadyean, Moseley & England, K. F. Savage, Northampton & England, J. C. Walsh, Sunday's Well & Ireland, S. J. Watkins, Newport & Wales,  M. P. Weston, Durham City & England, C. M. H. Gibson, Cambridge University & Ireland,  A. R. Lewis, Newport & Wales,  D. Watkins, Newport & Wales,  R. M. Young, Queen's University Belfast & Ireland,  M. J. Campbell-Lamerton (Captain), London Scottish & Scotland,  D. Grant, Hawick & Scotland,  K. W. Kennedy, CIYMS & Ireland,  F. A. L. Laidlaw, Melrose & Scotland, R. A. Lamont, Instonians & Ireland,  W. J. McBride, Ballymena & Ireland,  R. J. McLoughlin, Gosforth & Ireland,  N. A. A. Murphy, Cork Constitution & Ireland,  C. H. Norris, Cardiff & Wales,  A. E. I. Pask, Abertillery & Wales,  D. L. Powell, Northampton & England,  B. Price, Newport & Wales,  G. J. Prothero, Bridgend & Wales,  J. W. Telfer, Melrose & Scotland,  W. D. Thomas, Llanelli,  D. Williams, Ebbw Vale & Wales.

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(51cm x 41cm)

Ref: plphbrsq1966-plane-20x16- - £29.75

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(61cm x 46cm)

Ref: plphbrsq1966-plane-24x20- - £49.50

 

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BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

04.jpg (31908 bytes) Rothmans Pall Mall Rugby Almanack - "British Lions Tour 1966" - 44 page preview, in good condition.

Ref: TB17-annz-rpm66-xb - £19.00  

1966-WeeklyNews-Supp.jpg (18571 bytes) 16 page New Zealand Weekly News (post tour) Supplement, dated 14/9/66, mainly photographic with short match reports & statistics - lacking staples 

Ref PC27-mgnz.19660914-weekly.news - £15.00  

Lions-66.jpg (126525 bytes) NZ Weekly News - 8 Jun 1966. Front cover photo of Lions training including Cambell-Lamerton, Price & McBride at line-out. Double page full colour squad photo in centre pages, a few articles on the Lions. A large format publication, single fold across centre and some light staining to front cover. 

Ref: PL31-mgnz.19660608-weekly.news - £15.00  

01.jpg (41068 bytes) "Lions At Bay" by JBG Thomas - very rare post tour book by Western Mail scribe. A secondhand book with a dust wrapper in good condition. 

Ref: bkbr66-thomas.jbg.lions.at.bay - £39.00

60.jpg (661236 bytes) "Lions At Bay" pub by Taranaki Newspapers, 56pp, post tour pictorial souvenir from New Zealand 

Ref: tmbr1966blaf-lions.at.bay -  £20.00

46.jpg (73276 bytes) "The 66 Lions in New Zealand" a pictorial review by Winston McCarthy, 68 pages, published by Viscount printing.

Ref: tmbr1966blaf-66.lions.in.nz - £25.00

 

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05.jpg (38229 bytes) COMMERCIAL ITINERARY CARD - 1966 - compliments of English Sewing Ltd, fold over card with itinerary in centre and players heights and weights to reverse, scores inked in. 

Ref: F9-267-itbrxb - £12.00

  04.jpg (26786 bytes) COMMERCIAL ITINERARY CARD - 1966 - Goodyear,  single small card, creased and scores inked in to reverse. 

Ref: F9-266-itbrxb - £8.00

 

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1966 Lions tour - Seven issues of Rugby World as listed above relating to the the 1966 Lions tour. 

Ref: AS-mgstbr68-rw - £59.00

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1966 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

  Double page poster from New Zealand Weekly News, includes tour itinerary, pin holes to corners and small piece missing from the bottom edge. 

Ref: PC27-psbr66-wn - £10.00

 

1962 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

36.jpg (51458 bytes) National Souvenir Programme for the Lions 1962. Profiles of Lions and South African players + tour itinerary, an 80 page booklet with a slight crease but generally in very good condition. 

Ref: blbr62-nsp - £45.00

20.jpg (65757 bytes) The Lions in South Africa, a 20 page photographic supplement presented with 'Personality' magazine on 23rd August after the third test. This magazine is in very good condition with the added bonus of a Nelie Smith autograph on a photo of himself playing for OFS against the Lions. 

Ref PC06-mgbr62-personality-au-smith.n - £35.00.

90.jpg (72690 bytes) "Lions Among The Springboks" by JBG Thomas - 199 page post tour book by leading Welsh journalist. A secondhand copy, the dust wrapper has 4 or five small tears around the edges and some foxing to the page edges, generally it is in good condition. 

Ref: bkbr1962-thomas.jbg.lions.among.sboks - £39.00

  

 

 

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RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE -  The world's leading rugby magazine's coverage of the 1962 Lions tour - Six issues of Rugby World as listed above relating to the the 1962 Lions tour. 

Ref: AS-mgstbr62-rw - £55.00

For single issues of the above magazine from the 1962 tour - please visit the Rugby World page - CLICK HERE

 

05.jpg (32490 bytes) DINNER MENU CARD - SOUTH AFRICA - 1st Test, 23 Jun 1962, very good.

Ref: dmbr62-1T-xb - £75.00

 

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1959 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND

 

PRE TOUR PUBLICATIONS - sold out

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POST TOUR BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

jvn09.jpg (28871 bytes) STAR SPORTS "Souvenir of the 1959 British Isles Tour of New Zealand, a 12 page newspaper supplement issued on 26th September 1959. This copy is tatty around the bottom edge. - 

Ref:  PC27-npbr19590926-star.sports - £20.00

86.jpg (106946 bytes) "Lions Courageous" by JBG Thomas - the story of the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand with the Western Mail rugby correspondent, 223 pages. a secondhand copy with a large piece missing from the front of the dust wrapper. 

Ref: bkbr1959-thomas.jbg.courageous .cqlapimiduwp - £25.00  

03.jpg (40631 bytes) "Lions Down Under" by Vivian Jenkins, 288 page post tour book published in 1960 - a secondhand copy in good condition with a dust wrapper - 

Ref: bkbr59-jenkins.v.down - £25.00  

Br- 59 Lions in A and NZ.jpg (59608 bytes) THE 1959 LIONS IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND by F.W. Boshier, 94 page large format post tour publication covering the tour in depth, this copy has a small tear and slight wear on the front cover, 

Ref: PC27-blbr59-boshier.f - £15.00  

 

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1959 - BRITISH LIONS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND - Stan Dallas presents Winston McCarthy in 'Highlights of the 4 Tests' - manufactured and distributed by PYE Ltd, Auckland. Cartoon illustrations by Neville Lodge on the front cover. A 10" 33.3 rpm long playing record, both record and sleeve are in very good condition. 

Ref: PL29-rebr59xb - £35.00  

 

Kings of Rugby, a limited edition book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1959 British lions tour of New Zealand. The book is signed by the 43 surviving players from the Lions and All Black test teams. 

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1955 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

11.jpg (41701 bytes) "The Lions Abroad" by Wyndham Charles - published in 1967 this is an extremely rare children's book on the 1955 Lions tour of South Africa. 

Ref: bkbr55-wc - £60.00  

49.jpg (61368 bytes) "Die Leeus Keil Ons Op" by Danie Craven, 1955, 167page hardback book, text in Afrikaans, tour of South Africa, a secondhand copy with a dust wrapper (it is extremely rare to find a copy with d/w intact). 

Ref: bkbr55-dc- £75.00  

97.jpg (555200 bytes) "Giants of South African Rugby" with a Report on the Lions" by AC Parker, published in South Africa this book is split into two parts, part 1 is biographies of former Springboks while part 2, (140 pages) is an in depth report of the Lions tour. This is  second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in poor condition. 

Ref: bkbimusa-parker1955-cqpimiduwp.xb - £25.00

 

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Official team photograph, size 7 x 5" (17cm x 13cm) - This particular copy was a gift from journalist JBG Thomas to the Cardiff club's Les Spence, inscription on the reverse to this effect.

Ref: TF1-71-phbr55 - £75.00  

 

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WALES v LIONS XV 22nd October 1955, official programme for a match between the returning Lions including Welsh players (Cliff Morgan, Ken Jones etc) at Cardiff Arms Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Welsh Rugby Union, the programme has a crease down the centre but is otherwise in good condition. 

Ref: prwabr55xb - £25.00

 

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 1955 GRAMAPHONE RECORD - 'THE LIONS' - A 78 rpm double sided record produced by the South African Broadcasting Corporation titled "The Lions" - Songs Sung by the British Rugby Touring Team 1955. The 'A' side contains Sospan Fach, Evening Moonlight, The Pride of Petrobo. On the 'B' side are 'Sarie Marais, Hip-Ho-Hee-Took-Ee-Took-Ee-Hey, Jeo Lele Mama and Down By the River. The 1955 Lions were famous during this tour for their singing ably led by the fly-half genius Cliff Morgan. The record is in very good condition with no visible scratches. it is not contained in it's original cover so is sold as 'the record only' but will be contained in a sleeve/cover of another artist.  

Ref: EB01-mmrebr.1955-the.lions-xb - £95.00

 

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1950 BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND

100_1663.JPG (41055 bytes) "1950 - The year of the Lions" by Des Williams, the first book on this tour, 1st edition, well researched and privately published in 1988 by New Zealand rugby historian Des Williams, an A4 size large format softcover publication, only published in softcover.  

Ref: pbbr.1950-williams.d - £95.00

98.jpg (36009 bytes) "Lions Down Under 1950 - Tour to New Zealand, Australia & Ceylon" by Alan Evans, published in 2006, a well illustrated book on the tour with match by match coverage, 192 pages

Ref: RC355-RR-pbbr50-evans.a - £15.00

 

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 British Lions 1950 - "Souvenir British Isles Rugby Union Team", crossed flags & ball, 1950 below ball wr, slight discolouring on badge 

Ref: F44-D4-bd-but-brxb -  £20.00

 

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CARDIFF v BRITISH LIONS 1951 official match programme. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Cardiff RFC a match was played against the 1950 Lions at Cardiff Arms Park. This 40 page programme is packed with great articles. It contains messages from unions and clubs around the world,  photos and biographies of famous Cardiff players and teams, articles by Cardiff officials, statistics of 1950 Lions, a brief history of the club, lists of club captains and international players, an article on the club museum, photos, a much sought after publication worthy of this great occasion. This copy is in very good condition.  

Ref: prspwa1951xc - £25.00

 

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1938 BRITISH LIONS tour of SOUTH AFRICA 
  

40.jpg (113845 bytes) "Our Rugby Springboks" - the illustrated "Official Souvenir of the visit of the British Rugby Football Team to South Africa - 1938". by Ivor Difford, published by the Central News Agency, Joburg. - A 104 page pre tour booklet containing player biographies, itinerary, details of previous tours to South Africa and South African teams overseas. A very rare publication. This copy has some light foxing and staining to the front cover with minor loss to the spine. 

Ref: PC24-blbr38-i.difford - £395.00  

 

93.jpg (58759 bytes) "The Last of the Blue Lions" by Steve Lewis with a foreword by Jack Kyle, published in 2009 thsi is a long overdue publication relating to the 1938 tour, 280 pages, a secondhand paperback in good condition. 

Ref: pbbr1938-lewis.s - £9.00

 

1936 BRITISH TEAM TOUR OF ARGENTINA

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1930 BRITISH TEAM TOUR OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

  

 

 

 

 

 

BRITISH LIONS tour of NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 1930 SQUAD 12" x 8" (30 x 20cm)  PHOTOGRAPH - The 1930 British Lions photographed with the welcoming committee on the wharf in Wellington Harbour just after their arrival in New Zealand. The players and management featured in this photograph include:

J. Baxter (Manager) - F. D. Prentice (Captain), Leicester & England - J. A. Bassett, Penarth & Wales - W. G. M. Bonner, Bradford -  C. D. Aarvold, Cambridge University & England - H. M. Bowcott, Cambridge University & Wales - R. Jennings, Redruth - T. E. Jones-Davies, London Welsh & Wales - J. C. Morley, Newport & Wales - P. F. Murray, Wanderers & Ireland - A. L. Novis, Blackheath & England - J. S. R. Reeve, Harlequins & England - J. S. R. Reeve, Harlequins & England -  T. C. Knowles, Birkenhead Park - H. Poole, Cardiff - W. H. Sobey, Old Millhillians & England - R. S. Spong, Old Millhillians & England - G. R. Beamish, Leicester & Ireland - B. H. Black, Oxford University & England - M. J. Dunne, Lansdowne & Ireland - J. L. Farrell, Bective Rangers & Ireland - J. McD. Hodgson, Northern - H. C. S. Jones, Manchester - I. E. Jones, Llanelli & Wales - D. A. Kendrew, Leicester & England - S. A. Martindale, Kendal & England - H. O'H. O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast & Ireland - D. Parker, Swansea & Wales - H. Rew, Blackheath & England - W. B. Welsh, Hawick & Scotland - H. Wilkinson, Halifax & England

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"WITH THE BRITISH RUGBY TEAM IN NEW ZEALAND 1930" by GT Alley. 180 page book on the tour by 1928 All Black Geoffrey Alley. Contains match reports, individual pictures and playing careers of Lions. A well put together report of this the first official Lions tour of New Zealand. The book with it's original card covers has some foxing (brown age spots) to the first couple of pages and a small piece missing from the top of the spine.

Ref: TC-pbbr.1930-alley - £194.98

 

1904 - BRITISH TEAM TOUR OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

 

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"Souvenir of Twenty Years Football" 

published by Walter E Knott, Christchurch

This booklet was 'Published in conjunction with the visit of the British team to New Zealand, August 1904. It contains an article on the game 'Some points in Rugby Union Football for the Uninitiated', plus many photos, 1904 British, NSW, Queensland & TeAute College, NZ squads, 1904 British team, 1899 British Team, 1888 British team, NZ Natives 1888/9, NSW in NZ 1901, NZ team 1884, NZ v Australia 1903 action, double page panorama, NZ team 1893, NZ Team 1896, 1897, 1901, 1903, Government Reception to NZ team 1903, South Island team 1902 & Canterbury team 1901. The booklet was occasionally published as a match programme. This is an original copy published in 1904, it has a tape repair to the spine both inside and out, some light wear and a few pages are loose. The booklet comes together with a modern reprint of the publication which doubled as the Otago & Southland v British team match programme. The reprinted copy is identical to the original apart from the match details printed on the inside front cover (the original copy is blank) and the Canterbury 1901 photo at the end of the booklet has been replaced by an Otago 1902 photo. Two items in total 

Published in 1904 32 pages Ref: TF1-35-blbr04-wek - £795.00

 

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Taranaki v Gt Britain souvenir badge/ribbon. This ribbon would have been attached to A supporters lapel by a pin, if you look closely to the top of the illustration you will be able to see a couple of pin holes. The fact that it does not mention Taranaki's partners in this match Manawatu & Wanganui leads us to believe that this is a commercially produced ribbon and not an official issue. Ribbons were sometimes issued to committee members, players and officials that were worn as passes into stadiums, functions etc, this practice was more common in the Northern Hemisphere than the south. The ribbon is 11 cm long and has adhesion marks to the reverse where it has been held in a scrapbook. 

Ref: F78-25-br04ri-tar - £350.00

 

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An eight page booklet / menu card for a 'Picnic to the British Footballers by The Metropolitan Rugby Union at Hawkesbury River, 30th June 1904. The booklet contains photos of the British squad (in civilian clothing), Sydney Cricket Ground and the Metropolitan Rugby Union Committee, a page listing 'office bearers' of the MRU, toasts, programme of events and menu. The spine has split on this booklet and the covers and presentation ribbon are loose. 

Ref: F78-35dmbr04 - £450.00

 

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BOOKS - History & Profiles of the British & Irish Lions

 

22.jpg (114474 bytes) "ONCE WERE LIONS" by Jeff Connor & Martin Hannan
Published in 2009, this is the latest history of the Lions covering tours up to 2009. 369 pages. A secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.
1st Edition 2003 Pages: 369 Ref: bkbrhi-connor2009once-xb -  £18.00

 

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 large format history of the British  tourists from 1888 to 1990 
1st Edition 1990 Pages: 221 Ref: bkhibr-griffiths.j1990.lions-xb - £25.00

 

81.jpg (43663 bytes) WALES - "The Lions of Wales" by Peter Jackson, 
Welsh greats on tour with the British Isles, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition:  1998 Pages: 224 Ref: TL6-bkhiwa-jackson.p1998-brxb* - £15.00

 

96.jpg (96576 bytes) Behind the Lions - Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions" 

by Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain and David Barnes 

 The official 125th anniversary of the British & Irish Lions. Covers tours from 1888 to 2009, includes many player interviews & recollections.   
1st Edition 2012 476 pages Ref: bkhibr-jones.s.2012-xb - £20.00

 

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British Lions "Dream Lions" by Bill McLaren with an introduction by Willie John McBride

McLaren's all time favourite Lions are profiled in the 160 page book, well illustrated. 

The Dream Lions are: Fran Cotton, Peter Wheeler, Graham Price, Willie John McBride, Gordon Brown, Mike Teague, Fergus Slattery, Mervyn Davies, Gareth Edwards, Barry John, David Duckham, Jeremy Guscott, Mike Gibson, Gerald Davies, JPR Wiliams.

1st Edition 1998 160 pages Ref: bkbimubr-mclaren.b.1998-xc - £18.00

 

94.jpg (112751 bytes) ALL BLACKS v LIONS - by Ron Palenski
 A large format well illustrated history of the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand from 1888 to 1993. A secondhand hardback in very good condition 
1st Edition 2005 208 pages Ref: LA-bkhibr-palenski.2005-wt.1750.xc - £39.00

 

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 Covers all tours up until 1967, good statistical & photographic content with individual test match reports. 
1st Edition 1967 Pages: 203 Ref: bkhibr-reyburn1967-xb - £20.00

 

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A comprehensive history of the Lions.  
1st Edition 1996   Pages: 269 Ref: bkhibr-thomas.c1996-xb - £19.50

 

77.jpg (113441 bytes) "The History of the British & Irish Lions" by Clem Thomas
A comprehensive history of the Lions first published in 1996 , reprinted and updated in 1997 to include the 1997 Lions tour of South Africa. A second-hand paperback in good condition. 
This Edition: 1997 281 pages Ref: pbhibr-thomas.c1997-xb - £8.50

 

56.jpg (41360 bytes) "The History of the British & Irish Lions" by Clem Thomas, updated by Greg Thomas
A comprehensive history of the Lions first published in 1996 , reprinted and updated in 2001 by Clem's son Greg to include the 1997 tour of South Africa and 2001 tour of Australia. A second-hand paperback in good condition. 
This Edition: 2003 Pages: 302 Ref: pbhibr-thomas.c2003-xb - £7.50

 

20.jpg (511717 bytes) "The History of the British & Irish Lions" by Clem Thomas, updated by Greg Thomas
A comprehensive history of the Lions first published in 1996 , reprinted and updated in 2005 by Clem's son Greg to include the 1997 tour of South Africa, the 2001 tour of Australia and the 2005 tour of New Zealand. A second-hand paperback in very good condition. 
This Edition: 2005 Pages: 318 Ref: pbhibr-thomas.c2005-xb - £7.50

 

19.jpg (669309 bytes) "The History of the British & Irish Lions" by Clem Thomas, updated by Greg Thomas
A comprehensive history of the Lions first published in 1996 , reprinted and updated in 2013 by Clem's son Greg to include the 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and the successful 2013 tour of Australia. A second-hand hardback in very good condition. 
This Edition: 2013 Pages: 544 Ref: LB-bkhibr-thomas.c2013-xb - £30.00

 

18.jpg (518876 bytes) IRELAND - "The Lions of Ireland" by David Walmsley 
Irish greats on tour with the British Isles, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition: 2000 Pages: 207 Ref: bkhiir-walmsley.2000.lions-brxb* - £15.00

 

 

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