The British and Irish Lions return home tomorrow after ending their 16-year wait for a rugby series win by routing Australia in the deciding match. Some are already looking ahead to the combined team’s next tour in 2017.
The British and Irish Lions moved to within one win of their first rugby series victory in 16 years by beating Australia 23-21 as Kurtley Beale missed a last-minute penalty that would have won the opener for the Wallabies.
The British and Irish Lions picked a prop who wasn’t in the original squad among eight Test newcomers for the combined team in its rugby series opener against Australia, which selected three rookies of its own.
The British and Irish Lions included fit-again winger Tommy Bowe and scrum-half Ben Youngs among five starting changes for the second rugby Test against Australia, which made two injury-enforced alterations of its own.