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Lions arrive for first Asian game in 125 years

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The star-studded British and Irish Lions touched down in Hong Kong on Tuesday for the first Asian tour match in their 125-year history, ahead of the three-Test series with Australia. 

Irish hooker Rory Best (L) is pictured during a Six Nations match in Dublin on March 9, 2013. The Lions, whose squad includes Best, play the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday before embarking on their three-Test trip to Australia next week.

The 37-man squad, which combines the cream of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, were given a warm welcome as they arrived at Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport wearing red Lions T-shirts.

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