These items were made specifically for the British and Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa, an event which happens only every 4 years. Canterbury produces limited quantities, so once they out of stock, these items will no longer be available. Get a collector's piece while you can, and cheers to the Lions! The Lions rugby union team, made up of players eligible for the national teams England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland was founded in 1888 as Shaw and Shrewsbury Team. At that time, it consisted mostly of English players and some from Scotland and Wales. Later, the team’s name became British Isles and then British Lions was adopted. Prior to the 2001 tour of Australia, the official name became the British and Irish Lions, and has remained so since.