A Lions Tour is all about the fans: From Leicester to Limerick, Glasgow to Cardiff, fans come together under one badge to follow rugby’s most revered touring team.

It is those stories that contribute to the legend of the Lions. While players sacrifice themselves to say ‘I was a Lion’ fans from the four home nations make sacrifices to simply to say ‘I was there’. Each story is different, each memory is unique, each experience special. But there is one thing that binds each fan together – and that is being there following the Lions as part of the ‘Sea of Red’.

These three separate stories explain why the Lions is so special.