British Lions Tour South Africa 2012

The British Lions celebrated another remarkable test series triumph, this time against the formidable South Africa. The tour wasn’t solely about top-level Pool; it embraced the essence of cultural exchange and exploration of another country’s way of life. Worcester, South Africa, proved a memorable setting for this multifaceted experience.

Lee Kendall emerged as the Player of the Tournament, receiving his trophy with pride. The British Lions expressed gratitude to the Pool South Africa organizers for executing a splendid event. They commended the hosts for their hospitality and the televised broadcast of highlights on a major national network, leaving a lasting impression on the Lions.

Beyond the victories, the tour’s excellence lay in unique experiences. The Lions engaged with the Mayor of Worcester and delegates, fostering connections beyond the playing arena. A Safari added an adventurous touch, ensuring that the British Lions’ tour of South Africa was a holistic and unforgettable journey.

European & World Masters Champion Jack Pople being interviewed by Sportsnation during our safari

Jack Pople

Among the numerous highlights, Pool South Africa organized trips that took our players to the Slyafuneka Township school, creating memorable moments as the children were elated to meet the Lions squad.

World Champion John Roe with the schoolchildren of Siyafuneka Township school

World Champion John Roe with the schoolchildren of Siyafuneka Township school

Equally impressive was the visits to the Blind Federation in Worcester and the trip to Table Mountain in Cape Town.

 Koos Stein & Dave Roblin on Table Mountain ,Capetown

Koos Stein & Dave Roblin on Table Mountain ,Capetown

Eagerly anticipating the British Lions’ return to South Africa in 2014, we have the upcoming challenge of a visit to Perth, Australia next year. The formidable Aussies, seeking revenge and eyeing the opportunity to claim the Ashes from the British Lions, await the highly anticipated clash.

 South Africa & British Lions

South Africa & British Lions


The British Lions secured another impressive 4-1 victory in the recent test series, mirroring their remarkable success against Australia the previous year. A heartfelt appreciation goes to South Africa for hosting the series and extending warm hospitality to the British Lions players, who cherished a trip of a lifetime.

The true essence of Lions tours lies in the players’ pride in participating and the mutual respect shared among the teams. A noteworthy aspect is the absence of financial incentives, with players participating purely out of love for the sport. Kudos to everyone involved.

A significant highlight is the televised coverage of the Lions tour on Supersport, a major television channel in the country. The British Lion players, including top performers Matt Brannan and John Roe, showcased exceptional skills. Lee Kendall, in his role as captain, demonstrated brilliance, securing 10 out of 11 frames, with Shaun Payne close behind with 9 wins. South Africa’s top performers were Robbie Grace with 9 wins and Mabuthi Mbotyeni with 7.

Credit is due to home nation players who faced a formidable Lions squad, including World and European champions, along with the England team captain boasting 15 World Titles. A sincere thank you is extended to South Africa, and the Lions eagerly anticipate their return in 2014 for another exciting Test series.


Televised times for Supersport channel

Lions South Africa Tour

Team P W L F A Pts
British Lions 5 4 1 60 45 8
South Africa 5 1 4 45 60 2
Pos Name Team Played Won %
1 Matt Brannan
John Roe
British Lions 15 11 73.33%
3 Lee Kendall British Lions 15 10 66.66%
4 Robbie Grace
Shaun Payne
South Africa
British Lions
15 09 60%
6 Mabuthi Mbotyeni
David Roblin
South Africa
British Lions
07 58.33%
8 Phil Naylor
Jack Pople
British Lions 15 06 40%
10 Lucas Venter
Deon Daniels
JJ Faul
South Africa 11
05 45.45%
13 Jacobus Le Roux South Africa 09 04 44.44%
14 Martin Greyvenstein
Tewis Joubert
South Africa 09 03 33.33%
16 Lionel Langeveldt
Lunga Mjongile
South Africa 10
02 20.00%
18 Dominic Bake South Africa 01 0 0%
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