Podcast: Luke Alfred Chats to Darren Scott About the 1974 Lions Tour and his Book, When the Lions Came to Town
Luke Alfred, author of When the Lions Came to Town: The 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa, spoke to Darren Scott and Simon Hill on Ballz Radio about his latest book.
In the podcast, Alfred says that the tour of 1974 made an “indelible impact” on him. He wanted to tell the story for a new generation. He says it was a real old-fashioned sports tour, and one of the last before the arrival of television in South Africa changed the way supporters experienced games.
To research the tour, he interviewed many people who were involved and spent hours trawling through newspaper archives in library basements.
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