In a slightly different look, a good friend of mine and semi professional rugby player will do a weekly guest spot looking at all things Rugby. The first post will go up today and will look at the forthcoming Lions tour of South Africa. Equally if anyone else has ‘expert’ knowledge of any subject area that may be of interest then drop me a comment / twitter/ email.
2009 Sees the British & Irish Lions tour again, the best players of our local 4 nations will this time travel to face the current World Champions South Africa on a 10 match tour culminating in a 3 match test series with the Springbok national team. On the way they will face local and provincial teams who always hope to get that memorable scalp and take out a few players with them to soften the Lions up for the test series. Following a dismal 2005 tour to New Zealand where the Lions faced a rampant All Blacks and were whitewashed 0-3 in the test series, new head coach Ian McGeechan and his team are looking to return the tour to its pre-professionalism roots. With a smaller squad and a bigger emphasis on teamwork. The tour kicks off on 30th May where the Lions will face a Highveld XV at Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg.
Let’s start with my Lions Backs.