Jump to main content



Sky Sports Secures Broadcast Rights For 2025 Lions Tour Of Australia

Sky Sports Secures Broadcast Rights For 2025 Lions Tour Of Australia

A view of Tadhg Beirne's jersey before the Lions' first Test clash with South Africa during the 2021 tour ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

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

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the sporting calendar 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’.

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

“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.”

Phil Waugh, Rugby Australia CEO, commented: “Rugby Australia is excited to be welcoming the British & Irish Lions back to Australia for the first time in 12 years. This iconic tour and the chance to renew the rivalry between the Wallabies and the Lions promises to be a special occasion for everyone.

“We are confident that together, we will deliver a tour that captures the imagination of fans across Australia and Lions fans around the world.

“The manner in which Sky Sports covers the tours has always been excellent, and I am delighted they are on board again.”

Jonathan Licht, Sky Sports Managing Director, added: “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. We’re committed to delivering world-class coverage of what is sure to be another fantastic Series.”

For access-all-areas, interviews, and insight into the Lions camp, fans will be able to follow the latest news from the tour 24 hours a day on Sky Sports News, the Sky Sports app, on SkySports.com, and via Sky Sports social channels.


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