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The Lions first triumphant tour since 1997.  The British and Irish Lions formerly known as the British Isles is a rugby union team.

The side tours every four years, rotating among Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

They Lyons lose 2-1 in South Africa in 2009.  The future of the Lions was under scrutiny when the team set off for Australia in May.   Coach Warren Gatland, was vindicated as he trained the Lions for their first series win in 16 years toppling the Wallabies 2-1.

Some mentions include Alex Corbisiero Richard Hibbard, Toby ­Faletau and all the replacements who came on – like Dan Cole and Conor Murray.

The rugby world will commence again in four years’ time as they tour New Zealand. Gatland is considering returning to his homeland at the helm of the elite of British and Irish rugby.

Gatland reflects on this year, while also preparing for what 2017 may look like for the team.

“The Lions are something that we need to preserve for the modern game. It’s special and it has been a privilege for me to experience it,” Gatland said.

“You get opportunities in life if you’re part of successful environments and teams.  Winning a couple of Grand Slams with Wales and reaching the semi-final of the World Cup has given me this opportunity.  I’m grateful for the chance and if it came up again then it’s something I might look at.  The season needs to be adjusted so that we can spend a couple of weeks in the UK preparing properly. The Lions need to be given the best possible chance to be successful for the future,” Gatland said.

This series had the highest Test score in the Lions’s 125-year history which shows what training and persistance can achieve.

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