on June 15, 2010
Once Were Lions is not the complete and unabashed history of the Lions. It does not give you point for point descriptions of each match. If that is what you seek, then look elsewhere. This is the story of the men who are known today and will for all time bear the title of Lions. Written in a style which truly draws the reader in and divided into sensible chapters, the stories of the men come to life. The authors expose the humanity in men who seem nothing less than demigods. From the story of the gallantry of these heroes both on the field of play as well as the field of battle to the tragedies that have cost at least one of these men his very mind and body, the book and authors never lose sight of the glory and prestige that goes into the lions. Many of the books of rugby that fill the shelves of stores are no more than cookie cutter autobiographies. This is a work that is fit for the ages.