1997 Lions Reunion My Name’5 Doddie

A charity cycle team, made up of a host of rugby legends, took the Scotland vs Wales Six Nations match ball from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in just 48 hours for Doddie’s Weir’s MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.  The team, headed up by ex-Scotland and British and… Read More

1997 Lions The Events Room

The 1997 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa was a milestone in rugby union history.  The future of the Lions was in question with onset of professionalism and the lack of success.  The Lions turned to Sir Ian McGeechan, a brilliant coach and passionate Lion who had toured in both 1974 and 1977. … Read More

British and Irish Lions 1997 Wooden Spoon

In 1997, the British and Irish Lions toured South Africa, the first after the end of apartheid.  The team was coached by Ian McGeechan and captained by England legend Martin Johnson. The Springboks had won the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup and, as with all Lions tours, there was great excitement and anticipation.  The Lions… Read More

British and Irish Lions Australia Third Test 2013

On the 6th July 2013, I just happened to be in Sydney Australia on business.  I had also managed to buy a ticket for the final deciding game of the British and Irish Lions and Australia test series.  After one win apiece the series hung in the balance.  I never thought that I would have… Read More