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The British and Irish Lions in NZ

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/05/2017


1904: The teams' first meeting resulted in victory for New Zealand in Wellington.

1908: The Lions lost 2-0, with one game drawn.

1930: It was another miserable experience for the Lions, losing the series 3-1.

1950: No victories for the Lions this time around, as they suffered three defeats and claimed one draw.

1959: New Zealand claimed a 3-1 series triumph.

1966: The Lions' first series whitewash against New Zealand - a 4-0 drubbing.

1971: The Carwyn James-coached Lions made history, claiming the series 2-1 and drawing one Test.

1977: Normal service resumed as the Lions lost the Test series 3-1.

1983: A second whitewash in New Zealand, with the All Blacks cruising home 4-0.

1993: A hard-fought series ended with the Lions losing the Tests 2-1.

2005: A 3-0 drubbing in New Zealand as Clive Woodward's Lions were mauled.


Played 38, won six, drawn three, lost 29.

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