- The British & Irish Lions will tour Australia in 2025 and play the Wallabies in a Test match at Accor Stadium on Saturday 2 August – a potential Tour decider at Sydney Olympic Park in front of 80,000-plus fans.
- The past two Lions Tours have generated huge international interest and both came down to a series finale at Accor Stadium.
- The Lions, led by the world’s most-capped rugby player Alun Wyn Jones, won the 2013 series 1-2 after the great John Eales had led Australia to an unforgettable 2-1 series win here in 2001.
- The British & Irish Lions Tour 2025 will feature nine fixtures, starting in Perth on 28 June 2025 and includes a match against NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 5 July 2025.
Accor Stadium Members should standby for The British & Irish Lions Tour 2025 update.
Want to see the Wallabies v Lions Test in style? Follow the link here to join the wait list for Corporate Packages for The British & Irish Lions Tour 2025.
Rugby Australia and The British & Irish Lions have revealed the full fixture list for one of the largest and most prestigious Rugby events in the world, the 2025 Lions Tour.
The Tour will see the Lions play nine matches in Australia, with three Tests against the Wallabies, and six Tour games around the country – including a match against an invitational team of players from Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.
The British & Irish Lions combine the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, touring either Australia, New Zealand or South Africa every four years – meaning the Lions only visit Australia every 12 years.
The travelling festival is expected to attract 40,000 international visitors to Australia, who will tour around the country and deliver a strong economic outcome for all the participating cities, states, and territories.
The Lions Tour will be the first of the major Rugby events to visit Australia as part of the golden decade of Rugby; the 2025 Lions Tour will be followed by major Rugby events being hosted in Australia including the 2027 Rugby World Cup for men, the 2029 Rugby World Cup for women, and Rugby Sevens at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
Today’s announcement took place in Brisbane, exactly two years before the first Test between the Wallabies and Lions at Suncorp Stadium in the Queensland capital.
The second Test will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 July, with the final Test match taking place at Accor Stadium in Sydney on Saturday 2 August.
The Tour will kick off in Australia on 28 June in Perth, with the Western Force hosting the visitors at Optus Stadium, before the Lions travel to the east coast to take on the Reds at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 2 July.
The tourists head south the following weekend with clashes against the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on 5 July and the ACT Brumbies at GIO Stadium in Canberra on 9 July. Adelaide Oval will host the final Tour game before the first Test, a marquee match-up between the Lions and an invitational Australia-New Zealand combined team on 12 July in what shapes up to be something of a “fourth Test” on the Tour.
Visit rugby.com.au/lions-tour for full information on The British & Irish Lions Tour 2025.