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