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1910 British Lions tour to South Africa

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Date  11 June  – 6 September
Test series winners  South Africa (2–1)
Tour captain(s)  Tommy Smyth
Top test point scorer(s)  Jack Spoors (9)
1910 British Lions tour to South Africa
Coach(es)  Walter E. Rees William Cail

The 1910 British Isles tour to South Africa was the eighth tour by a British Isles rugby union team and the fourth to South Africa. It is retrospectively classed as one of the British Lions tours, as the Lions naming convention was not adopted until 1950. As well as South Africa, the tour included a game in Bulawayo in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.

Led by Ireland's Tommy Smyth and managed by Walter E. Rees and W Cail the tour took in 24 matches. Of the 24 games, 21 were against club or invitational teams and three were test matches against the South African national team. The British Isles team lost two and won one test match against the Springboks.

Seven players from Newport RFC were selected for the tour which remains as the record for players selected from one club for a British Lions Tour.

Touring party

  • Managers: Walter E Rees and William Cail
  • References

    1910 British Lions tour to South Africa Wikipedia

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