Those fans lucky enough to be in Sydney on Saturday 6 July 2013 will still shut their eyes now and hear the roar of ‘Lions, Lions, Lions’. The noise cascaded down from the stands in Australia and confirmed the first Lions series win since 1997.
It was the culmination of an incredible journey. A six week voyage of discovery that started in the humidity of Hong Kong and ended in the coolness of Sydney combined every emotion, on and off the field.
Rugby people from the four corners of Britain and Ireland came together under one banner to make friendships, experience unique camaraderie on and off the field and discover a wonderful country. The Official Supporter Tours created an on-tour wave of pride that got fans closer to the Lions than ever before. From fantastic eve of Test match special events with a host of Lions legends, an exclusive gala dinner on the eve of the second Test in Melbourne, stunning supporter villages that encapsulated what following the Lions means, the Manic Street Preachers and of course the rugby, it was a tour that will go down in legend.
From Brisbane, to Melbourne and then Sydney, Lions fans converged on cities, attractions, bars, spaces to fly the flag of the Lions. The songs, the smiles, the stories, the anecdotes: There is no other tour like the Lions. It’s the ultimate, on and off the field.