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Bulldog Breed: The 1914 Lions and The Rorkes Drift Test James W Bancroft

Bulldog Breed: The 1914 Lions and The Rorkes Drift Test

James W Bancroft

Published October 9th 2014
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97 pages
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Journal One in the JWB Historical Library is a story that had to be told because it is the stuff of legend. The British Lions rugby tour of Australasia in 1914 was filled with drama and controversy. It pulsated with incidents, and produced arguablyMoreJournal One in the JWB Historical Library is a story that had to be told because it is the stuff of legend. The British Lions rugby tour of Australasia in 1914 was filled with drama and controversy. It pulsated with incidents, and produced arguably the greatest performance ever displayed in a sport arena. Despite losing several key players to injuries the Lions were forced to play a deciding Test match, during which four more players had to retire permanently or receive off-the-pitch treatment for injuries. However, faced with almost impossible odds and a terrific struggle, they played with such grit and determination that they were victorious. Their impressive performance inspired a reporter to compare the game with the defence of Rorke’s Drift.The author re-examines several points that perhaps should not have previously been accepted as fact, and reveals why the Rorke’s Drift Test is still regarded by many to be the greatest rugby match ever played. The journal includes biographical tributes to all the British participants and a useful bibliography for further reading.