Lot 196Collection of 1997 British Lions Rugby Tour to...

Auction Date: 18/07/2019 at 10:15 am



Collection of 1997 British Lions Rugby Tour to South Africa programmes and tickets (6) to incl 3rd Test played at Ellis Park c/w 2x match tickets, v Eastern Province Invitation 24th May Lions winning 39-11; v Western Province 31st May Lions winning 38-21; v Northern Transvaal 7th June Lions losing 30-35; v Natal Sharks 14th June Lions winning 42-12; and v Free State Cheetahs Lions winning 52-30 – overall (G) Note: The much-anticipated tour was the first after the end of apartheid in South Africa, and the first Lions tour since rugby union turned professional. It was only the third time that a touring side had won a test series in South Africa; the others being the 1974 Lions and the 1996 All Blacks.

Hammer Price: £70.00

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