This new edition will include stories, anecdotes, interviews and images from the 2013 Lions tour, the controversial and hugely exciting Test series that witnessed the Lions greatest triumph for 16 years.
Author: Stephen Jones
‘comfortably the most interesting and entertaining history of the Lions’ – The Irish Times ‘a magical history’ – Daily Telegraph ‘Fascinating . . . both heart-warming and enthralling’ – The Sunday Times For over 130 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a symbol of the ethics, values and romance at the heart of rugby union. To represent the Lions is the pinnacle for every international player in Britain and Ireland, and the dream of tens of thousands of avid fans who fol-low them. A Lions tour, undertaken every four years to the southern hemisphere, is more than a series of rugby matches played out on foreign fields; it is an epic crusade where the chosen few face a succession of mental and physical chal-lenges on their way to the Test arena, where they do battle with the superpowers of the world game. Behind the Lions sees seven esteemed rugby writers delve to the very heart of what it means to be a Lion, using diaries and letters from those who pioneered the concept, to interviews with a vast array of players who have followed in their footsteps. In so doing they have uncovered the passion, pride and honour experienced when taking up the unique challenge of a Lions tour. This is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. And it is the only story worth hearing: the players’ own.
Hugely readable The Lions: When the Going Gets Tough splendidly conveys the massive excitement that is generated whenever there is a Lions tour.
Author: Ian McGeechan
Fully updated to contain Sir Ian McGeechan's reflections on the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand. 2017 saw the latest contest between the British Lions and New Zealand - the ultimate rugby clash between the northern and southern hemisphere. Ian McGeechan is the 'Ultimate Lion', and no one could have done more than McGeechan to promote the magic of the Lions. McGeechan played for the Lions in their unbeaten 1974 tour of South Africa, and again in the 1977 tour of New Zealand. Subsequently he has been the head coach on four Lions tours. In this unique and fascinating book which celebrates the immensity of rugby at the top level, Ian McGeechan uses his own coaching notes to provide his special insight and background into what it means to be a Lion. By looking at various themes such as selection, how to create the right environment and how to build the players into what he describes as 'Test-match animals' the reader learns how some of the most successful Lions tours in history were built. Writing always with passion for his various themes it is easy to see how he inspired his players to extraordinary physical endeavour. Rich in anecdote as well as facts, McGeechan brings to life many of the rugby legends with whom he played or coached - including Gareth Edwards, Gavin Hastings, Martin Johnson and Paul O'Connell amongst others. Hugely readable The Lions: When the Going Gets Tough splendidly conveys the massive excitement that is generated whenever there is a Lions tour.
They were to get one lion and one buffalo . I did not want to shoot any of the
beautiful buck , or any other animal , nor did I wish to commit that monstrous
crime ( for a passer - by ) , destroy an elephant . I did not know until much later ,
when I ...
Author: Negley Farson
Publisher: London V. Gollancz Limited 1940.
Travel account comparing British with other colonial administrations in Africa.
Such gilt - edged associations add weight to the connection between White Lions
and money . But the association goes deeper than the obvious material level . In
sacred texts throughout world mythology , where a direct association is made ...
Author: Linda Tucker
African sharamanism teaches that nature is magical, and magic is natural.
BACKFIELD - Players whose position is behind the line of scrimmage .
CORNERBACK – Either of two defensive halfbacks stationed a short distance
behind the linebackers and relatively near the sidelines . DEFENSIVE END – A
Author: Bob Italia
Publisher: Abdo Group
Describes the history and key players of one of the few NFL teams that have never played in the Super Bowl.
When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the Legendary Tour of 1971 – Longlisted for the 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award The 1971 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand has gone down in history as ...
Author: Tom English
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the Legendary Tour of 1971 – Longlisted for the 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award The 1971 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand has gone down in history as one of the greatest of all time. When the enigmatic Carwyn James was appointed as coach, he faced a gruelling schedule: two matches against powerful provincial sides in Australia packed with Test players, then a hop across the Tasman Sea for a twenty-four-match slog around New Zealand, which would include a four-Test series against the All Blacks, the best side on the planet. No Lions team had ever defeated the All Blacks in a Test series. Since 1904, six Lions sides had travelled to New Zealand and all had returned home with their tails between their legs. But in 1971 a tour party led by John Dawes set out to carve their names into the annals of the sport with their assault on the great bastion of world rugby. Lying in wait were team after team of hardened rugby warriors and an All Blacks side filled with legends of the game. But as the Lions began to sweep their way across the length and breadth of the country, displaying ferocity and magic in equal measure, it became clear that a Test series of epic proportions was set to unfold. When Lions Roared delves into the very heart of that famous summer as Lions, All Blacks and provincial players recount their memories to bring to life one of the most celebrated tours in rugby history - one that changed the game forever and continues to resonate powerfully to this day.
Another , from behind , shouted , " Stampede ! Bastard must think he can get a
stampede going out there ! " Anderson and Curly were almost in the well before
the rostrum by then , moving slowly , still not looking around or waving . Just then
Author: Tom Wicker
Publisher: Viking Adult
Morgan and Anderson came to Washington, D.C. each alone but together in youth and hope and yearning. When word reaches Morgan that Anderson has died, he wonders if he had finally resolved whether to be a live politician or a dead hero.
Author: Bob Sehlinger
Presents information about Central Florida's major attractions, including Universal Studios and Sea World.