Tis’ the season! Get ready for an exciting season of sweat and tackles as British and Irish Lions start their tour to New Zealand. The schedule of the matches has been announced and they are starting from 3 June and will end on 8 July 2017. The whole power of home nations is visiting New Zealand and they will be playing a total of ten games, against different teams. The defending champions, New Zealand will be psyched defending their title against the visiting team on their home ground. The British and Irish Lions have also been purportedly practicing hard for the event, and the New Zealand team is going to fight to keep the trophy at home.
2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand Fixtures, Live Stream, kick off News
This is the most exciting sequence of game events taking place in New Zealand since the Rugby World Cup in 2011, and the home crowd is already excited for it to unfold. And you must find out where you will be able to get TV coverage right now, so as not to miss any of the exciting showdowns! While sports websites all over are following the event cover to cover, you would also love to have the moment by moment action live on TV as well.
The ten-match schedule of the DHL New Zealand lion series 2017 has come up with some surprises for its fans. Firstly, it is the first-time Lions are taking center stage; their past New Zealand performances included playing on the provincial sides. And scheduling must have been tough for the organizers as the dates have landed the tour in the middle of the super rugby season! The British and Irish Lions are scheduled to kick start the six-week tour with a game against the New Zealand Barbarians at Toll Stadium Whangarei and the finishing match will be against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. The full order of the matches is as follows;
DHL New Zealand lion series 2017 Schedules
British and Irish Lions vs New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on June 3rd
Lions vs Blues on June 7th
Lions vs Crusaders on June 10th
Lions vs Highlanders on June 13th
Lions vs Maori All Blacks on June 17th
Lions vs Chiefs on June 20th
Lions vs All Blacks on June 24th
Lions vs Hurricanes on June 27th
Lions vs All Blacks on July 1st
Lions vs All Blacks on July 8th
For all the games, the gates will be open to the public at 5:30 pm for the first four, sixth and the eighth match, Rotorua International stadium will open its doors at 4 pm for the fifth match, and doors will open for the rest of them at 4:30 pm. For all matches, the kickoff would be at 7:35 pm sharp. Of Course, the ultimate experience for the rugby fans would be to travel to New Zealand to enjoy the DHL New Zealand lion series 2017, but for those who can’t go, we can watch the live stream at Fox Sports in Australia and sky Network Television in New Zealand. Ireland, Wales and England natives can watch the matches at BBC and SKY sports.
And finally, now rugby fans can enjoy the tour highlights, in-depth data on player performances and much more, anytime through the official app “British & Irish Lions Official”. The app allows the users to save important fixture dates and latest news, so they are at all times on top of things happening during the series. The app is available on Google Play and the Apple store.