When is the British and Irish Lions Tour 2017 and what is the schedule?

What are the British and Irish Lions?

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.[3] 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.

When does the Lions tour begin?

The 10-match British and Irish Lions tour begins on June 3 when the Lions take on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei.

Thereafter there are another five matches before the first Test in Auckland on June 24.

How can I watch in Canada?

According to Patrick Johnston from The Province (Article Here) TSN will broadcast coverage of the 2017 British & Irish Lions matches, with fixtures airing on both TSN2 and TSN5. TSN is just in the process of finalizing this coverage at which point they will be updating their website to reflect the rugby schedule.

Lions tour to New Zealand 2017 - fixtures (all games kick off at 3:35 AM EST)

The full 41-man Lions squad

Back three:

  • Elliot Daly (England),

  • Leigh Halfpenny (Wales),

  • Stuart Hogg (Scotland),

  • George North (Wales), Jack Nowell (England),

  • Tommy Seymour (Scotland),

  • Anthony Watson (England),

  • Liam Williams (Wales)


  • Jonathan Davies (Wales),

  • Owen Farrell (England),

  • Robbie Henshaw (Ireland),

  • Jonathan Joseph (England),

  • Jared Payne (Ireland),

  • Ben Te’o (England)


  • Dan Biggar (Wales),

  • Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)


  • Conor Murray (Ireland),

  • Rhys Webb (Wales),

  • Ben Youngs (England)


  • Dan Cole (England),

  • Tadhg Furlong (Ireland),

  • Joe Marler (England),

  • Jack McGrath (Ireland),

  • Kyle Sinckler (England),

  • Mako Vunipola (England)


  • Rory Best (Ireland),

  • Jamie George (England),

  • Ken Owens (Wales)

Second rows:

  • Iain Henderson (Ireland),

  • Alun Wyn Jones (Wales),

  • George Kruis (England),

  • Courtney Lawes (England),

  • Maro Itoje (England).


  • Taulupe Faletau (Wales),

  • Ross Moriarty (Wales),

  • Sean O’Brien (Ireland),

  • Peter O’Mahony (Ireland),