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1888 Australia & New Zealand
- Updated: 6th June 2012
Coach: A Shaw
The first recognised British and Irish Lions tour ever was over to Australia and New Zealand and the side was captained by Bob Seddon.
Tragedy struck the tour when half way through, captain Bob Seddon was killed in a sculling accident on 13th August. The captaincy was taken over by the then England cricket captain Andrew Stoddart.
Of the 53 matches played on the tour, 18 of the matches were played as Aussie rules matches due to the popularity of the game in Australia. Even more remarkably, the British Isles touring team did not actually lose any of these 18 matches!