The new British & Lions 2009 clothing line is out, and is available for rugby fans around the world. Chosen from the best players in the UK as well as Ireland, this team has a fantastic record and has attracted a huge following. In this brief article, we'll take a look at the team's history as well as some of the new year's clothing and accessories that are now available. If you're a Lions fan, now is the time to get your sporting goods, jerseys, and anything else you might want to show support for your favourite team.
As many avid fans know, the Lions were formed in 1888, when they visited Australia and New Zealand (still two of their biggest rivals). While they played no test games, the tour marked the start of a long and exciting journey for this famous team. This first tour took place mainly as a commercial enterprise, with no official backing, but the visits afterwards grew in support by the authorities. In the early 1900's, the Lions had a sporadic tour history and a fairly choppy series of wins and losses, which continued until halfway through the century. They were nothing compared to the British & Lions 2009.
The 1950's were arguably the golden age for the Lions, with an astounding record in all three of their tours. The 1960's through the 1980's were less remarkable, though the Lions have started to come back thanks to the renaissance of the 70's. They performed well, although they didn't win several of the overall tours, and they revolutionized the way they played the game. Having lost their last two tours against Australia and New Zealand, with a draw against Argentina, the British & Lions 2009 are looking to take on South America this coming year with a refurbished team.
There are lots of things available for fans to show their support. British & Lions 2009 clothing ranges from leisure wear to rugby balls and replica kits. Rugby T-shirts are available in a variety of sizes, as well as polo shirts. The team has even released several styles of ties and scarves. Realistic replica jerseys, rugby socks, and training shirts are also available from numerous online vendors. Don't miss out on your chance to pick up some of this great merchandise to show your friends and family (as well as fellow fans) that you truly love your team!
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