Sun 25 Apr 2021 | 07:45

South Africa is a special place when you play rugby

South Africa is a special place when you play rugby
Sun 25 Apr 2021 | 07:45
South Africa is a special place when you play rugby
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LIFE OF A LION: Watch Jamie Heaslip as he discusses his life as a British and Irish Lion – ahead of the tour to South Africa.

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From falling in love with the 1997 tourists to living out his boyhood dream in 2009 and 2013, Jamie Heaslip lived and breathed The British & Irish Lions for almost two decades.

And when it comes to their last visit to South Africa 12 years ago, there are few players better placed than the Ireland No.8 to provide an insight into the drama that unfolded.

Heaslip was one of only five players to play every minute of the three brutal Tests as the Lions returned from the enthralling tour with a heartbreakingly close 1-2 series defeat.

Source: @lionsofficial

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