Good Luck to Scots Playing for the Lions

Motion S4M-06813: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2013

Good Luck to Scots Playing for the Lions

That the Parliament congratulates Stuart Hogg, Richie Gray and Sean Maitland on being selected against the Barbarians for the British and Irish Lions in the opening game on 1 June 2013; considers it a huge honour to play for the Lions and that the three Scottish players all made it into the tour opening game against the Barbarians in Hong Kong; notes the long history that is associated with the Lions that can be dated back to 1888, when the Lions first visited two host nations and played 35 matches, of which they won 27; understands that the last time there was a successful Lions tour was in 1997 in South Africa, where the Lions won the series 2-1, and wishes the best of luck not only to the three Scottish players but to the entire squad for this game and the rest of the six-week tour.