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The British and Irish Lions are returning to Australia for the first time since 2013 to play nine matches Down Under.

Along with matches against Australia’s Super Rugby teams, the Lions will also take on the Wallabies three times and a Australian/New Zealand invitational XI.

The Sporting News has all the details on the tour and how to buy tickets.

BUY: Tickets to the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia

Who are the British and Irish Lions?

The British and Irish Lions is a rugby union team that is comprised of international players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

They are a Test side that tours Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in a rotating order every four years.

When is the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia?

BUY: Tickets to the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia

The British and Irish Lions will tour Australia next year between June 28 and August 2.

They will play nine games in six cities across that period.

British and Irish Lions tour of Australia 2025 match schedule

Date Match Venue
Sat, June 28 Western Force vs. British and Irish Lions Optus Stadium, Perth
Wed, July 2 Queensland Reds vs. British and Irish Lions Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sat, July 5 NSW Waratahs vs. British and Irish Lions Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Wed, July 9 ACT Brumbies vs. British and Irish Lions GIO Stadium, Canberra
Sat, July 12 AUNZ Invitational vs. British and Irish Lions Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sat, July 19 Wallabies vs. British and Irish Lions Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Tue, July 22 Melbourne Rebels vs. British and Irish Lions Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Sat, July 26 Wallabies vs. British and Irish Lions MCG, Melbourne
Sat, Aug 2 Wallabies vs. British and Irish Lions Accor Stadium, Sydney

BUY: Tickets to the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia

How to buy tickets for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia?

A limited release of general public tickets is available now for all nine matches.

Both Ticketmaster and Ticketek will sell tickets for the Lions matches, depending on which is associated with a particular Australian venue.

Are tickets for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia sold out?

Melbourne has joined Brisbane and Sydney in selling out the first ticket allocations to next year’s Wallabies Tests against the British & Irish Lions.  

Brisbane and Sydney’s tickets were snapped up within hours of going on sale.

Current sales show the tour is on track to have the highest-ever combined total crowd attendance for a British & Irish Lions Tour in Australia.

Wallaby First Lions Edition members can also still access tickets and a second ticket allocation for the general public is expected to be to be made available to the public in late 2024. 

British and Irish Lions results in Australia

The British and Irish Lions won the last series 2-1 against the Wallabies in Australia through 2013.

However, they lost the previous series 2-1 Down Under in 2001.

Overall, the British and Irish Lions have won 17 of their 23 Tests against Australia.