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Singing Lions Launch

6th May 2005


In the spring of 1950, 30 young men along with a Manager and a Secretary, set sail from Britain to travel literally half way round the world.

Six and a half months later, they returned to these shores. After 55 years, they have now told their story. Or to be correct, they’ve told and sung their story. They went to New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka to play rugby. They left an indelible mark there not only for their dashing back play and exciting open rugby, but also for their bonhomie, their friendliness, their sense of sportsmanship and camaraderie. This is the story of “The Singing Lions”.

At 11am on Monday 23rd May, on the day that the 2005 British Lions play their first game together, there is an opportunity for rugby fans to come to an exclusive viewing of the DVD and CD Rom set produced to commemorate the unique 1950 British Lions Tour. Moreover, 4 of the stars of that Tour – Cardiff legend Dr Jack Matthews, fellow Lions and 1950 Welsh Grand Slam team mates Malcolm Thomas and John Robins, and ex- Scotland captain and back row marauder Peter Kininmonth – will all be at Cardiff Rugby Club to enjoy seeing some of their memories of the Southern Hemisphere, and sharing more of their experiences of that tour with fellow rugby fans.

To book your place for that event, please contact the Ticket office on 029 2030 2030 or email ticket.office@cardiffblues.com from Monday 9th May.

Places are strictly limited on a first come/ first served basis.

To learn more about these players, read their profiles: