The third British Isles rugby tour returned to South Africa in 1896 to find a stronger and more competitive rugby scene growing.
Captain for the tour was 1891 veteran Johnny Hammond and for the first time the tour included six Irish internationals in the party.
The British team won the first three tests starting out brightly but gradually narrowing the margin of victory until the South Africans finally managed to get their first win in international rugby by beating the British Isles 5-0 in the final test.
The British & Irish Lions won the series against Australia on Saturday with a resounding win in Sydney. The Lions triumphed 16-41 against the Wallabies in what turned out to be a very one sided match in the end. The Lions dominated the first half through an early try from Alex Corbisiero and penalties from [...]