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British & Irish Lions Tour 2025 | VIP Tickets & Hospitality Packages

The upcoming international rugby union tour in 2025, known as AU 2025, involves the British & Irish Lions visiting Australia from June to August. Comprising players eligible to represent England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the British & Irish Lions are set to engage in a three-match test series against the Australian national team. Additionally, they will face off against Australia's five Super Rugby franchises and contend with an invitational side composed of players from Australia and New Zealand. The Lions' head coach for this tour, appointed in January 2024, is Andy Farrell, the coach of the Ireland national team taking over from Warren Gatland who was head coach for the tours in 2013 & 2017, with Farrell his assistant for both.

What to expect with a Hospitality package with the British & Irish Lions

Premium seating: Hospitality packages often include the best seats in the stadium, providing you with an excellent view of the match.

Exclusive access: Depending on the package, you may have access to exclusive areas such as VIP lounges, pre-match receptions, and post-match events. This allows you to mingle with players, coaches, and other VIP guests.

Gourmet dining: Hospitality packages typically offer a range of dining options, from elegant sit-down meals to casual buffet stations. You can enjoy a variety of delicious food and drinks throughout the event.

Enhanced match-day experience: With a hospitality package, you can expect additional services such as private bars, dedicated waiting staff, and comfortable seating areas. This enhances your overall match-day experience, ensuring you have a more enjoyable time.

Souvenirs and gifts: Some hospitality packages include special souvenirs and gifts, such as branded merchandise or memorabilia, to serve as a memento of your experience.

Networking opportunities: If you attend a hospitality event, you'll have the chance to meet and network with other like-minded sports enthusiasts, potentially making valuable connections.

Convenience and hassle-free arrangements: Hospitality packages typically include all-inclusive services, meaning you don't have to worry about organizing tickets, food, or other logistics. Everything is taken care of for you.

Exclusivity and prestige: Attending a match with a hospitality package offers a more exclusive and upscale experience. It allows you to enjoy the game in a luxurious setting while being treated as a VIP.

*The VIP ticket and hospitality package inclusions mentioned above reflect typical offerings for VIP match packages. They are not confirmed for British & Irish Lions future tour dates. Register your interest to be the first to know when VIP packages go on sale.

British & Irish Lions Tour 2025 Schedule

The culmination of the 2025 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia will centre around a thrilling three-match test series against the Australia national team. In addition to these highly anticipated encounters, the tour is set to include matchups against each of Australia's five Super Rugby franchises. The Lions will kick off their tour with games against Western Force, Queensland Reds, New South Wales Waratahs, and ACT Brumbies. During the week between the first and second tests, they will face the Melbourne Rebels. Before the first test, the Lions are scheduled to play a match in Adelaide against an invitational team comprising players from Australia and New Zealand.

Adding to the excitement, a warm-up match against Argentina was announced on 7 December 2023. This match, set to take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 20 June 2025, holds particular significance as it marks the Lions' inaugural appearance in Ireland. The diverse array of fixtures promises a dynamic and competitive tour for the British & Irish Lions.

Game 1 British & Irish Lions v Argentina - June 20th - Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Warm-up)

Game 2: Western Force v British & Irish Lions - June 28th - Perth Stadium, Perth

Game 3: Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions - July 2nd - Lang Park, Brisbane

Games 4: New South Wales Waratahs v British & Irish Lions - July 5th - Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

Games 5: ACT Brumbies v British & Irish Lions - July 9th - Canberra Stadium, Canberra

Game 6: Invitational AU & NZ v British & Irish Lions - July 12th - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Test match 1: Australia v British & Irish Lions - July 19th - Lang Park, Brisbane

Game 7: Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions - July 22nd - Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Test match 2: Australia v British & Irish Lions - July 26th - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Test match 3: Australia v British & Irish Lions - August 2nd - Stadium Australia, Sydney

Register your interest to attend the 2025 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia with VIP Tickets, Hospitality & Private Boxes with Seat Unique. Keep updated on the latest news on the tour and ticket availability.

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Women's British & Irish Lions Announced

Seat Unique is excited to share the first-ever details of the Lions Women's Tour, set to take place in September 2027, organized by the British & Irish Lions.

The Howden British & Irish Lions Women's Series is scheduled to be held in New Zealand, the home of the reigning world champions. During this event, the Lions Women's team will participate in three Tests against the Black Ferns, in addition to pre-Test fixtures.

This announcement comes after a feasibility study, financially supported by Royal London, Lions' Founding Partner. The study determined that the ideal time for the Tour to take place is in 2027.

Be sure to register your interest and stay up to date with the latest Men's and Women's British & Irish Lions news!

The History of British & Irish Lions Tour

The British & Irish Lions tour is a prestigious rugby union event that traces its roots back to 1888. The concept originated with two cricket players, Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury, who suggested the idea of a rugby team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland touring Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural tour took place in 1888, when a team captained by Robert Seddon visited Australia and New Zealand.

Since then, the British & Irish Lions have become a celebrated institution in rugby union. The team typically tours one of the Southern Hemisphere rugby nations—Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa—every four years. The Lions squad is selected from players representing England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, making it a unique collaboration of top talent from across the British Isles.

The tours consist of a series of test matches against the host nation's national team, often spread over several weeks. In addition to the test matches, the Lions play warm-up matches against regional and provincial teams, adding to the intensity and competitiveness of the tour.

The Lions tour has produced numerous memorable moments and iconic matches over the years, and it remains a pinnacle experience for players and fans alike. The tradition embodies the spirit of unity among the British and Irish nations in the world of rugby, showcasing the best talent from these countries on the international stage. The British & Irish Lions tour has become a cherished and eagerly anticipated event, symbolizing the rich history and camaraderie in the sport of rugby union.

British & Irish Lions Records

  1. First Tour (1888): The British & Irish Lions embarked on their first-ever tour in 1888, visiting Australia and New Zealand. Captain Robert Seddon led the team in a tour that laid the foundation for future Lions expeditions.
  2. Test Series Wins: The Lions have achieved series victories against New Zealand (1971), South Africa (1974), and Australia (2013), and drawn series against New Zealand (2017).
  3. Unbeaten Tours: The Lions have completed several unbeaten tours, with notable instances in 1971 (New Zealand) and 2013 (Australia).
  4. Highest Points Scorer: Neil Jenkins holds the record for the highest points scorer in a Lions Test series. He accumulated 41 points during the 1997 tour of South Africa.
  5. Most Test Tries: Tony O'Reilly and Ian McGeechan share the record for the most tries scored in a Lions Test series, each scoring four tries during the 1959 tour of Australia and the 1974 tour of South Africa, respectively.
  6. Most Caps: Willie John McBride holds the record for the most Lions test caps, having played in five test matches during the 1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, and 1977 tours.
  7. Oldest Touring Player: Dr. John Dawes, who captained the Lions in 1971, is the oldest player to have toured with the Lions. He was 35 years old during the tour.
  8. Youngest Test Captain: Bill Beaumont became the youngest Lions test captain when he led the team against New Zealand in 1980 at the age of 28.

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