The Countdown has already begun, The British Lions and Irish Lions tour to South Africa will happen this summer. Thousands of British Lions fans have already booked their tickets and made reservations to confirm their presence at the event. It will be undoubtedly the biggest and the best event of the year.
The British and Irish Lions is a rugby union team which is made up of players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Initially called as British Isles, the name British Lions came up during their tour to New Zealand and Australia in 1950. Since their jerseys and ties had the emblem of a lion, journalists used it as a nickname. Ever since the tour to Australia in 2001 they have been called as British Lions.
The first tour took place in 1888 when a squad consisting of 21 players from Scotland, England and Wales visited Australia and New Zealand. They won 27 matches against the teams from Victoria and South Australia in the 35-match tour. Three years later after first match tour, the English rugby team was invited to tour in South Africa and today it is a major sporting occasion.