2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand

The most anticipated Lions Tour ever is happening and In Paddys we are showing all the games!
The  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 Lions will begin their tour on Saturday 3 June at 15:35 against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians at the Toll Stadium, Whangarei.

The lions 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 British and Irish Lions are a composite team selected from players who are eligible to represent the national teams of England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales. The Lions first toured New Zealand in 1888, but did not play against the New Zealand national team until 1904. Since then they have only won one test series against the All Blacks – in 1971. The side only tours every four years and last played in New Zealand in 2005 when they lost the test series 3–0.

At Paddy we know you want to follow closely this year’s tour. So here is your schedule, In Paddys time of course!

June 3rd – 3:35PM

Lions v New Zealand Barbarians
Okara Park, Whangarei


June 7th – 3:35PM

Lions v Blues
Eden Park, Auckland


June 10th – 3:35PM

Lions v Crusaders
Rugby League Park, Auckland


June 13th- 3:35PM

Lions v Highlanders
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin


June 17th – 3:35PM

Lions v Maori All Blacks
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua


June 20th – 3:35PM

Lions v Chiefs
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton


June 24th – 3:35PM,  First test

Lions v All Blacks
Eden Park, Auckland


June 27th – 3:35PM

Lions v Hurricanes
Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington


July 1st – 3:35 PM, Second test

Lions v All Blacks
Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington


July 8th – 3:35 PM, Third test

Lions v All Blacks
Eden Park, Auckland