Lot 2241989 near complete collection of British Lions tour...

Auction Date: 1/09/2016 at 10:30 am

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1989 near complete collection of British Lions tour to Australia rugby programmes (11) - missing only 1st test match otherwise complete plus Official Tour Book published by Australian Rugby football Union together with many team inserts as well as the one off match against a the combined Australia and New Zealand team (ANZAC) (12) Note: this was the first Australia-only tour by the British Isles since 1899. The Lions suffered a 30–12 defeat in the first Test in Sydney on 1 July, then their heaviest defeat by Australia. For the second and third Tests, team changes incl Mike Teague at blindside flanker, Rob Andrew, replacing the injured Paul Dean, at 10, and Jeremy Guscott, then only 23, at centre. The team became the only Lions team ever to come from 1–0 down to win a series, winning the second test in Brisbane 19–12 and the third test in Sydney 19–18

Hammer Price: £340.00

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