British and Irish Lions Tour

Finally the most hotly anticipated contest in world rugby arrived. Record crowds rivalled only by the Rugby World Cup and the Sydney Olympic Games descend on Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast for the Lions three test tour.

With more than 40,000 British and Irish fans not to mention the100,000 ‘s of Australian supports the Australian Rugby Union agrees the tour to be one of the biggest sporting tours on record.

This tour certainly lived up to its reputation as the absolute pinnacle in rugby. The games sold out instantly in record time, surpassing the $100 million mark injected into the Australian economy, by the fanatical Lions and Australian supporters.