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Everything You Need To Know About The British & Irish Lions Tour

It’s rugby’s version of the Pro Bowl

Every 4 years rugby players from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland go on tour to either New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. This year 38 players have been picked for the tour to Australia. It’s a pretty big deal in rugby and is considered to be one of the highest achievements for a British or Irish player.

2. They have a badass mascot.

BIL

3. He’s got his own passport.

He’s kind of a big deal.

It’s a tour tradition that the youngest player on the tour has to look after Bil. This time it’s Stuart Hogg (20).

5. There’s no shortage of talent.

If you know what I mean…

There’s Mike Phillips.

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Ben Youngs

11. So far the Lions have won both of their tour games.

First against the Barbarians, then against Western Force.

12. But between matches they always make sure they cool down properly.

13. Recovery is important.

Owen Farrell knows this…

14. Ok, ok. It’s not all about mascots and topless men.

It’s mainly about massive hits.

15. And fighting!

16. But it’s all about beating the Aussies

The Lions’ first test against Australia is 6th July.

Bring it *game face*

17. BONUS UNDERWEAR SHOT

Couldn’t resist…

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