“The revival of the Rugby League Lions this autumn is a really exciting prospect for all our players, and it would be fantastic to see a big following for the team.
You’ll all have seen the pictures of supporters cheering on the Lions on previous trips, with great victories such as the third Test in Sydney in 1988, and the big win in Melbourne four years later.
It would be great for the players to have that sort of backing again when we take on the Kiwis, the Tongans and the Kumuls later this year.
Lions tours in Rugby League have a rich history, and everyone involved is determined to add to that. We’ll all be ambassadors for the game on the other side of the world – players, officials and supporters.
For those of you who make the long journey, your support and commitment will certainly be appreciated by the squad, and we look forward to meeting you on some of the excursions you have planned.
It should be a great experience and adventure for all of us!”
Kevin Sinfield, MBE
(Director of Rugby, Leeds Rhinos and England Performance Unit)