50 Year Anniversary of 1974 Lions Tour

50 Year Anniversary of 1974 Lions Tour


They are not just an iconic rugby team, they are one of the greatest teams in world sport, ever. And today marks a very special anniversary for The British & Irish Lions.

Fifty years ago today, the legendary unbeaten 1974 team started their tour of South Africa.

They remain, half a century later, revered in Lions history and folklore. In 22 matches, they won 21 and drew one – the last Test match of the series – to become known as the ‘Invincibles’.

A feat that has yet to be matched, this Lions vintage heralded a new dawn for the Lions and laid the foundations for what they are today. Led by the brilliant Willie John McBride, this epic achievement is still regarded as the best tour in rugby history.

It’s what makes the Lions unique, special and unmatched. We are celebrating this incredible achievement and looking forward to watching the next chapter unfold in Australia next year.

This is why so many fans make the pilgrimage – in honour of the crest, the red jersey and their place in history. Your place awaits.

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