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The British & Irish Lions: The Official History

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Authorative, comprehensive, all encompassing and the last word on the history of the British & Irish Lions – this book is essential reading for dedicated followers of the team that best represents the spirit of rugby

The British & Irish Lions is one of the most storied teams in rugby history – and this is their only official history.

Over 130 years of Lions rugby is chronicled in this authoritative and lavishly illustrated book which was originally written by Clem Thomas, (Lion #386), up to the 1993 Tour and then carried on by his son Greg and renowned rugby writer, Rob Cole.

With over 500 pages of content the book is simply the most comprehensive and thorough re-telling of Lions’ history – Each tour is covered in detail

Over 400 illustrations, including photographs, paintings, scrapbooks & memorabilia

A foreword by Lions Chairman, Jason Leonard #644

A 75 page statistics section that includes: the score and team makeup of every Test played by the Lions, full lists of every Lion by A-Z and by order of appearance (from #1 Jack Anderton to #835 Finn Russell), records against each country, appearances, points, tries and so much more.