British and Irish Lions rugby team will tour to New Zealand in 2017 summer. British & Irish Lions team consist of players from all four home nations of UK – England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for this test series.
British & Irish Lions team travel every four years to one of the three countries (Australia, New Zealand or South Africa) for a 3 match test series.
British and Irish lions last toured Australia in 2013 and was one of the most watched Rugby event after Rugby Union World Cup.
British and Irish Lions Tour 2017 Schedule:
Lions will play three tests against All Blacks in New Zealand while 7 other tour games are also arranged against local teams in New Zealand. Lions quad of 37 players is usually announced 45 days ahead of the tour dates while head coach announced 1 year ahead of tour.
Here is complete British and Irish Lions Tour 2017 To New Zealand schedule.
|1||vs Provincial Union XV||3 June||Whangarei|
|2||vs The Blues||7 June||Auckland|
|3||vs BNZ Crusaders||10 June||Christchurch|
|4||vs Pulse Energy Highlanders||13 June||Dunedin|
|5||vs Māori All Blacks||17 June||Rotorua|
|6||vs Gallagher Chiefs||20 June||Hamilton|
|7||vs New Zealand (1st Test)||24 June||Eden Park, Auckland|
|8||vs Wellington Hurricanes||27 June||Wellington|
|9||vs New Zealand (2nd Test)||01 July||Wellington|
|10||vs New Zealand (3rd Test)||08 July||Eden Park, Auckland|
Lions tour 2017 to New Zealand Broadcasting Rights:
SkySports NZL will have the live coverage in New Zealand while SKySports will broadcast the test series in the United Kingdom.
FoxSports will broadcast British and Irish Lions tour in Australia and SkyItalia in Italy, Canal+ in France.