Dates, Times And TV Coverage – Everything You Need To Know Watch The Lions This Summer

It all begins tomorrow morning.

The 2017 British & Irish Lions will play 10 matches on their tour of New Zealand – including three Test matches against the All Blacks. On their first tour to New Zealand since 2005, the next generation of Lions will begin their tour on tomorrow morning against the Provincial Barbarians at Toll Stadium, Whangarei.

In total, they will play seven mid week matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays against all of New Zealand’s Super XV teams – the Blues, Crusaders, Highlands, Chiefs and Hurricanes.

The Lions will have six games before the first Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday 24 June. They will then face the Hurricanes before the final two Test matches on Saturday 1 July at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington before a potential series decider back in Auckland on Saturday 8 July.


Lions Tour Schedule


Saturday, June 3, 2017 – New Zealand Provincial Barbarians vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Toll Stadium, Whangarei

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Blues vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Crusaders vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Maori All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – FMG Stadium, Waikato, Hamilton

Saturday, June 24, 2017 New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions – FIRST TEST – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Hurricanes vs British and Irish Lions – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Saturday, July 1, 2017 New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions – SECOND TEST – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions – THIRD TEST – 8.35am UK & Ireland/7.35pm NZ – Eden Park, Auckland

All matches will be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD as well as Sky Go.

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