The British and Irish Lions have reappointed Sky Sports as its broadcast partner for the 2025 tour of Australia.

Nine games in total including the three Test matches will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports and NOW in Ireland and the UK as the British & Irish Lions travel to Australia to face the Wallabies.

The Lions tasted Series success the last time they were on Australian soil back in 2013, with a dramatic 2-1 Series win following a memorable performance in the decisive final Test.

Having been defeated in a Covid-impacted 2021 tour of South Africa, the Lions will be aiming to make it a second successive Series win in Australia as they kick off the first Test in Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium, aptly nicknamed ‘the Cauldron’.

“We are delighted to be partnering once again with Sky Sports as our UK and Ireland live broadcast partner for the 2025 tour,” said Ben Calveley, CEO of The British & Irish Lions.

“Sky Sports have been an outstanding broadcast partner to the British & Irish Lions for many years. The quality of production, presenters, expert panellists, and overall analysis they deliver really enriches the Series and makes for a compelling offering for fans watching at home.”

“Preparations are really starting to ramp up for 2025 and we are hugely excited for the tour. Sky Sports will play a key role in helping to further build levels of excitement and anticipation amongst fans, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming period.”

“With all its history, the Lions tour remains one of the most iconic events in the sporting calendar and one we always look forward to at Sky Sports,” added Managing Director Jonathan Licht.

“We’re committed to delivering world-class coverage of what is sure to be another fantastic Series.”


Saturday, June 28 – v Western Force, Optus Stadium, Perth
Wednesday, July 2 – v Queensland Reds, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, July 5 – v NSW Waratahs, Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday, July 9 – v ACT Brumbies, GIO Stadium, Canberra
Saturday, July 12 – v Invitational Australia/New Zealand XV, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Saturday, July 19 – First Test v Australia, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Tuesday, July 22 – v Melbourne Rebels, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday, July 26 – Second Test v Australia, MCG, Melbourne
Saturday, August 2 – Third Test v Australia, Accor Stadium, Sydney