The 1904 series saw the introduction of the test series of matches for the first time. The tour was captained by scottish hard man Darkie Bedell-Sivright.
The British Isles tore through the opening matches of the series with convincing wins over Australia in all three tests, but New Zealand provided a stiffer test ending with a loss to New Zealand and a further draw and loss to a combined Taranaki, Ranganui and Manawatu side followed by Auckland in the final match of the tour.
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 [...]