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The Barbarians team that faced the British Lions in the 1977 Silver Jubilee Match

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The Barbarians team that faced the British Lions in the 1977 Silver Jubilee Match

Rugby Union - 1977 Silver Jubilee Match - British Lions 23 Barbarians 14
The Barbarians team group before the game at Twickenham on 10/9/77.
Back (left to right): Roger Quittenton (touch-judge), Norman Sanson (referee), Duncan Madsen, Charlie Kent, Barry Nelmes, Bob Wilkinson, Jean-Pierre Bastiat, Mike Knill, Geoff Wheel, Dai Richards, ---, ---, Jean-Claude Skrela, Dave MacKay, Alan Lawson, Geoffrey Windsor Lewis.
Front: Ray Gravell, Jean-Pierre Rivers, Gerald Davies, Herbert Waddell (Barbarians president), JPR Williams, Gareth Edwards, Gary Cox, ---, Martin Cooper.
The match was notable for being the first time that a British Lions team had played a " home" fixture

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This iconic print captures the historic moment when the Barbarians team faced off against the British Lions in the 1977 Silver Jubilee Match. The image showcases the unity and determination of both teams as they gather together before the game at Twickenham on September 10th, 1977. In this remarkable group shot, we see legendary players from both sides, each with their own unique contribution to rugby history. Standing tall at the back are Roger Quittenton, Norman Sanson (the referee), and a formidable lineup including Duncan Madsen, Charlie Kent, Barry Nelmes, Bob Wilkinson, Jean-Pierre Bastiat, Mike Knill, Geoff Wheel, Dai Richards, Jean-Claude Skrela, Dave MacKay, Alan Lawson and Geoffrey Windsor Lewis. At the front row is an impressive display of talent featuring Ray Gravell , Jean-Pierre Rivers , Gerald Davies , Herbert Waddell (Barbarians president), JPR Williams , Gareth Edwards , Gary Cox and Martin Cooper. This match holds great significance as it marked a milestone for British Lions rugby - their first "home" fixture ever played. The intensity and passion exhibited by these athletes during this encounter is palpable in every player's expression captured by Colorsport photographer Colin Elsey. As we gaze upon this extraordinary photograph print from Colorsport Images today; we are reminded of the rich heritage and camaraderie that exists within rugby union - a sport that unites nations through its thrilling battles on the

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