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Behind the Lions

Behind the Jersey Series, Biography, Sport
Arena Sport
Publication Date
10 November 2016
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd
illustrated throughout

Behind the Lions

Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
by Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain and David Barnes - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a peerless emblem in world sport. This unique account of the best from the four Home Nations examines every tour in the Lions’ history, including the victorious 2013 tour to Hong Kong and Australia, told in the players’ words.

Behind the Lions sees six esteemed rugby writers from across the Home Nations delve to the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former and current players to uncover the passion, pride and exhilaration experienced when wearing the famous red jersey. It is a tale of heartbreak and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. This is the story of the British & Irish Lions in their own words.

Stephen Jones is a multi award-winning rugby correspondent for The Sunday Times and world-renowned rugby expert.

Tom English is the award-winning chief sports writer for the Scotland on Sunday.

Nick Cain is a rugby columnist for The Sunday Times and chief writer for The Rugby Paper.

David Barnes is a freelance journalist and co-author of Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland.

Peter Burns is the editor for Arena Sport and co-author of Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland.

John Griffiths is Britain’s foremost rugby historian and has worked as consultant on numerous books on the subject.

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