The 1970s Ashes series is widely regarded as one of the greatest in the competition’s 112 year history.
The Lions, captained by Frank Myler, included a number of the game’s great players, including Cliff Watson, Malcolm Reilly and Roger Millward. The Australian team included Graeme Langlands, Arthur Beetson and Bob Fulton, who made his Test debut in the series.
The tour lasted more than 2 months, starting in Darwin in the Northern Territory and ending in Auckland, New Zealand.
It was the most successful British team to tour Australia/New Zealand, losing only one of the 24 games played.
It has become a history making tour because it was the last time Great Britain won the Ashes.
Historian and author Alan Whiticker joins us to discuss the many memorable aspects of the series.
- Alan Whiticker is the author of a number of rugby league books. His latest book is ‘League on Sunday – Work on Monday: Memories of Rugby League’s Last Golden Era, 1965 – 1995.’
- The Sydney Morning Herald
- Rugby League News
- Rugby League Project