Lions 2017 Match Dates
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 Saturday 3 June against a PU Team at the 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, who were coached by Warren Gatland to a 2-1 series win over Australia in 2013, 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.
|Game 1 – Saturday 3rd June 2017||Provincial Union Team||Toll Stadium, Whangarei|
|Game 2 – Wednesday 7th June 2017||Blues||Eden Park Auckland|
|Game 3 – Saturday 10th June 2017||Crusaders||AMI Stadium Christchurch|
|Game 4 – Tuesday 13th June 2017||Highlanders||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin|
|Game 5 – Saturday 17th June 2017||Maori All Blacks||Rotorua International Stadium|
|Game 6 – Tuesday 20th June 2017||Chiefs||FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton|
|Game 7 – Saturday 24th June 2017||All Blacks||Eden Park Auckland|
|Game 8 – Tuesday 27th June 2017||Hurricanes||Westpac Stadium Wellington|
|Game 9 – Saturday 1st July 2017||All Blacks||Westpac Stadium Wellington|
|Game 10 – Saturday 8th July 2017||All Blacks||Eden Park Auckland|