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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lions history - very nostalgic
A wonderful look at the history of this most special of rugby institutions - the British Lions. Packed full of humerous anecdotes from players of the time and superb archive footage. Have watched it numerous times, and still keep coming back.
Published on 24 Jun. 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars the legacy sadly is of a losing side
It's funny because after watching this DVD you realize despite the "all-stars" that form a Lions side, they really don't win all that much. Toss out these ridiculous matches vs. provincial or club sides as any international side should walk these matches. It's the test matches that only really count, and the Lions have an atrociously bad losing record vs. the three...
Published on 5 Aug. 2011 by Brian Maitland


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lions history - very nostalgic, 24 Jun. 2001
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This review is from: Legacy Of The Lions [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
A wonderful look at the history of this most special of rugby institutions - the British Lions. Packed full of humerous anecdotes from players of the time and superb archive footage. Have watched it numerous times, and still keep coming back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful trip through the history of the Lions, 25 May 2001
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A must purchase for all rugby fans. This trip down memory lane give us the greater meaning of a simple ball game. Featuring action from all of the televised tours and anecdotes from the greats themselves, this tribute to Lions history should be in every collection. The tales and annectodotes features are a joy to watch concluding with a very moving passage with the great Willie John McBride. Albeit a little disjointed at times, Legacy of the Lions will leave you feeling included and elated having spent a couple of hours with these touring warriors.( Then you will sneak back and watch it again.)
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3.0 out of 5 stars the legacy sadly is of a losing side, 5 Aug. 2011
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Brian Maitland (Vancouver, BC, Canada) - See all my reviews
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It's funny because after watching this DVD you realize despite the "all-stars" that form a Lions side, they really don't win all that much. Toss out these ridiculous matches vs. provincial or club sides as any international side should walk these matches. It's the test matches that only really count, and the Lions have an atrociously bad losing record vs. the three Tri-Nations sides.

The footage is pretty great of the past tours and there are the famous 1971 and 1974 tours that are quite rightly lauded but let's cut through the hype. The Lions are basically an assemblage of some of the best players in the Northern Hemisphere (maybe change the name to European, add the French and more successful tours will come) and they cannot match their Southern Hemisphere counterparts at all. Imagine a Southern Hemisphere side of the best of the Tr-Nations touring European soil. You fill in the blanks.

I'm not saying this DVD is good or bad, but it just hits you as you watch it that the legacy of the Lions is losing. I wish that were not the case as it'd be great to see the best of the British Isles go on tour and at least win more than 50% of the test matches they play, and, yes, there is travel, biased refereeing, different beer and whatnot but 36 wins and 50 losses plus whatever numbers of draws is a pretty lousy record of return since 1891 vs. the Tri-Nations.

The DVD is all about those tours and does not touch on the rare times the Lions played Argentina or even had home matches in the British Isles.

The extras have a wonky onscreen display that make it hard to go through the additional interview clips. The stats--team, player, tour--are comprehensive but static to look at on your screen. You can easily go online now and find all that with better text. I also found the host, John Inverdale, who wanders through the Rubgy Hall of Fame as he presents each segment, fine but not someone spectacular to hear go on about the Lions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DVD, 6 Jun. 2014
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My wife and my self really enjoyed this dvd,brought back such great memmories,must go my wifes putting it on again lol
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