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The Resource The first lions of rugby : the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sean Fagan

The first lions of rugby : the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sean Fagan

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The first lions of rugby : the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand
Title
The first lions of rugby
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the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
Sean Fagan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In June 2013 the British Lions rugby team will tour Australia to commemorate the 125-year anniversary of their last visit in 1888. The young men that comprised the 1888 team were sporting pioneers, undertaking a high-risk tour not sanctioned by British Rugby union authorities. The Lions team included international players and highly regarded stars of famous clubs. They took on the best representative teams in NSW, Queensland and New Zealand in more than 30 matches. Then, in a forgotten chapter of sports history, the Lions switched codes to play 19 games against the best Australian rules clubs of Victoria and South Australia. Midway through the tour a tragic boating accident took away the life of the team's captain, Bob Seddon. Despite their grief, and encouraged by messages of support from across Australia, the team rallied to continue the tour
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1964-
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Fagan, Sean
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rubgy league players
  • Rugby Union football players
  • Rugby Union football
  • Sports
  • Rugby Union football players
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The first lions of rugby : the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sean Fagan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050683933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987500274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The first lions of rugby : the first British Lions and their dramatic 1888 tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sean Fagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050683933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987500274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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