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1959 Australia & New Zealand
- Updated: 6th June 2012
Coach: A.W Wilson
The 1959 Lions squad was not only captained by Irishman Ronnie Dawson, but for the first time the Irish had a greater representation than Wales, England and Scotland.
Starting off with two fine test victories over Australia, the Lions travelled over to New Zealand brimming with confidence, although eventually it was only one point that settled the first test in Dunedin with Don Clarke kicking three late penalties.
Two further test losses gave the All Blacks victory in the series but the tour was not a total loss with the Lions taking the final test as a consolation.