Behind the Lions
Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
'Behind the Lions' sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of the Home Nations delve to the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former tourists to uncover the passion, pride and exhilaration experienced when wearing the famous red jersey.
Stephen Jones is a multi award-winning The Sunday Times rugby correspondent and world-renowned rugby expert. He is the author of several books on the sport, including Lion Man: The Autobiography of Ian McGeechan, Midnight Rugby: Triumph and Shambles in the Professional Era, and Endless Winter: Inside Story of the Rugby Revolution which was the winner of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Tom English is the award-winning chief sports writer for the Scotland on Sunday and has been voted Scottish Sport's Feature Writer of the Year by the Scottish Press Association for three years running. He has held posts with The Sunday Times, Sunday Express and The Scotsman. He won Rugby Book of the Year at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards for his novel, The Grudge. Nick Cain is a rugby columnist for The Sunday Times and chief writer for The Rugby Paper. He edited Rugby World magazine for nine years, and is the co-author of The Lions Diary with Jeremy Guscott and Rugby Union for Dummies. David Barnes is a freelance journalist, covering rugby for various newspapers. He is the co-author of Jim Renwick's autobiography, Centre of Excellence, and the co-author of Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland, published in 2010.
'A must for rugby lovers of any generations' - East Cork Journal ***** - Rugby World 'utterly compelling' - Planet Rugby 'comfortably the most interesting and entertaining history of the Lions' - Irish Times