Thomas Pink, Official Outfitters to The British & Irish Lions host rugby extravaganza at ‘The Pink Lion’, Parsons Green
Date Posted: 20 May
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On Saturday May 18th British shirt makers
Thomas Pink transformed the legendary White Horse pub, Parsons Green, into ‘The Pink Lion’ to celebrate The British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia. The pop-up pub in South West London was transformed into a mecca for stylish rugby fans, featuring Astroturf bars, screenings of historic matches and homebrewed Pink Pints.
To kick off the celebrations, Question of Sport presenter and British & Irish Lions veteran, Matt Dawson hosted a touch rugby session for 40 local young players on Parsons Green. Members of the 2013 Lions squad including Lions Captain and Thomas Pink ambassador, Sam Warburton, George North, Rob Kearney, Ben Youngs and Geoff Parling joined in on the action, before presenting the players with a special Pink rugby ball as a memento of the event.
Following his success on Celebrity Masterchef, former England Rugby Captain, Phil Vickery, gave supporters a taste of Australia, as he fired up the BBQ and served Kangaroo burgers for the hungry crowd.
Later in the afternoon over 1,000 rugby fans packed the Pink pub to hear the Lions Tales Q&A session with all the players, as they shared rugby anecdotes and dressing rooms tales before answering questions in their final public appearance before going on Tour.
As the Official Outfitter for the team’s 125th Year anniversary Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink made sure all the players were looking their very best as they were kitted out in their official Thomas Pink Tour blazer and accompanying gold Lion tie. Fans were able to get their hands on signature items from the new Thomas Pink Lions Collection including the official velvet smoking jacket, vintage print merino wool and silk scarf, gold plated cufflinks, socks, ties and boxers.