PIC: Springboks Unveil New Trophy For Test Series Against The Lions This Summer

Trophy.

The winner of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series in South Africa this summer will be the recipients of the first perpetual trophy in the history of the British & Irish Lions.

It took more than 150 hours to make the trophy, which was hand-crafted by Thomas Lyte – Official Silverware Supplier to the British & Irish Lions – and stands 60cm tall and weighs 6.5kg. The main body of the trophy was handspun from a single sheet of sterling silver, while the base is handmade from Sapele hardwood.

The trophy will be presented to the winner of the Castle Lager Lions Series and go into a trophy cabinet in either the northern or southern hemisphere, before reappearing in 2025 when the British & Irish Lions continue their storied history with a series in Australia.

The three-Test series will begin on July 24 with Lions head coach Warren Gatland set to name his squad tomorrow.