Throughout the British & Irish Lions tour we will look back through our archives to recall those players from our own club’s history who have pulled on the famous red jersey down the years. Our connection to the Lions goes back as far as 1930 when Headingley duo of Sir Carl Aarvold and Tony Novis both toured New Zealand and Australia.

On this day in 1989, former Roundhay hooker Brian Moore was making his first appearance as a Lion in the opening game of the tour to Australia, Sir Ian McGeechan’s first as coach.

The first Tour to resemble a modern day Lions schedule, the 1989 party played just 12 games in Australia during their six-week sojourn.

With Australia hosting an entire Tour for the first time since 1899, The Lions lived up to their name and mauled their opponents, winning 11 of 12 matches and taking the Test series 2-1. The Tour got off to a strong start with a 44-0 drubbing of Western Australia at Perry Lakes Stadium with Moore crossing for a try.