How many times have the Lions beaten South Africa?

How many times have the Lions beaten South Africa?

The two teams have played 49 matches; South Africa have won 25 times to the Lions’ 18, with the remaining six matches finishing as draws.

When last did the British and Irish Lions play in South Africa?

The most recent test series, the 2021 series against South Africa, was won 2–1 by South Africa. From 1888 onwards, combined British rugby sides toured the Southern Hemisphere….British & Irish Lions.

Top scorer Gavin Hastings (69)
Most tries Tony O’Reilly (6)
Team kit
First match
Otago 3–8 Shaw & Shrewsbury Team (28 April 1888)

Who won South Africa or Lions?

Morne Steyn has broken Lions hearts once again by kicking another last-minute penalty to clinch the series for South Africa.

What country did the Lions last play on home soil?

The most recent officially sanctioned Lions home match was played against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 23 May 2005.

Who is the youngest player to play for the Lions?

Louis Rees-Zammit
LONDON (Reuters) – Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit became the youngest player selected in the British and Irish Lions squad in more than half a century when he was included on Thursday in Warren Gatland’s touring party for South Africa.

Who scored the first try of the Lions Tour 2021?

Josh Adams
Alun Wyn Jones of Wales was the Lions’ tour captain, but was injured in the home match against Japan on 26 June; he initially withdrew from the squad before returning three weeks later….

2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa
Lions’ top try scorer(s) Josh Adams (8)
← New Zealand 2017

When was the first British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa?

1891 saw the first officially-sanctioned British rugby tour, with a 21-man party invited to South Africa by the Western Province union and all costs underwritten by the Cape Colony Prime Minister, Cecil Rhodes.

What is the latest score between the Lions and South Africa?

27-9 Lions
South Africa 27-9 Lions: Final score sees Springboks take it to series decider. South Africa scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to complete an emphatic 27-9 victory over the Lions.

Who won the Lions Tour 2021?

South Africa
Warren Gatland was the Lions’ head coach, making him only the second coach to lead the team on three consecutive tours….

2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa
Date 3 July – 7 August
Coach(es) Warren Gatland
Tour captain(s) Alun Wyn Jones Conor Murray (temporary)
Test series winners South Africa (2–1)

When did British Lions become British and Irish Lions?

…the British Lions (now the British and Irish Lions) between 1951 and 1958. In 1952 he led Wales to the Five Nations (now the Six Nations) Championship in his first full season with the national team. He also played a pivotal role in the famous Welsh victory over New Zealand…

Who is the youngest ever British and Irish Lions?

According to the official Lions website, since the first modern tour of 1950, the youngest Lions to tour have been:

  • 1959: Dave Hewitt (Queen’s University, Belfast / Ireland) 19.
  • 1955: Tony O’Reilly (Old Belvedere / Ireland) 19.
  • 1950: Lewis Jones (Llanelli / Wales) 19 (Replacement)

Who is the youngest player to play for the British and Irish Lions?

Why did the British and Irish Lions tour South Africa in 1980?

The British and Irish Lions went on a controversial tour of apartheid South Africa and lost 3-1. The British government had opposed the tour due to the sporting contact with the apartheid regime in South Africa. Despite the opposition, the rugby unions of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all approved the tour by January 1980.

What was the relationship between Rugby and apartheid?

Rugby union and apartheid had a complex relationship. From 1948 to 1994, international rugby relations with the country, and also the non-integrated nature of rugby within South Africa drew frequent controversy. South Africa remained a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB) throughout the apartheid era.

When was the first tour of South Africa under apartheid?

Their first tour in the apartheid period was in 1955, seven years after the formal inauguration of apartheid. They made further tours in 1962, 1968, 1974 and one final one in 1980. The controversy caused by this matter meant that the Lions did not go back there until their 1997 tour when the South Africa team was ostensibly mixed.

Why did the Lions go to South Africa?

Losing big games narrowly had an impact on the feelgood factor and a lot of lads were conscious of whether it was the right thing to do to go. It was one of the last tours to go to South Africa. The isolation that came afterwards must have had an impact on speeding up the change to democracy.