Your Club Your Lions – From grassroots rugby to the British & Irish Lions

by | Jun 27, 2017

Have you been watching the British & Irish Lions in action over the past few weeks? Have you ever wondered where it all started for these players at the very pinnacle of their rugby careers?

Sotic, who have been partnering with the Lions on digital since before the 2009 Tour to South Africa, are delighted to have been involved in the Your Club Your Lions project.

An online library of more than 800 players, Your Club Your Lions is a portal which plots every single rugby club to have had a hand in producing a British & Irish Lion, going right back to the very first Tour in 1888.

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland told lionsrugby.com;

“The Lions is unique and when you look at this map, it is just one more example of what makes it so special.

“It’s great to be able to see where all the Lions have come from and to recognise the clubs and, by association, all the unsung heroes who have given so much to develop these players.

“As a gateway to the stories and the clubs it’s fantastic. There is something there for anyone with an interest in club rugby as it’s a fascinating way of connecting with the Lions.”

Sotic worked with the Lions and their data provider SFMS to create this invaluable tool and to compliment it, the Lions have compiled over 60 features profiling some of the rugby clubs that have produced these great players

With a number of new Lions having been capped this Tour, we have seen new clubs join this esteemed list for the first time; Battersea Ironsiders, the London club where a young Kyle Sinckler took up the game, Waunarlwydd RFC where Liam Williams still often pops along to see the kids section play on a Sunday and New Ross RFC, the club Tadhg Furlong first joined as a five year old.

Click here to visit the Your Club Your Lions Portal>