Dates, times & TV schedule: Everything you need to know about the Great Britain Lions tour

When are the games? What times do they kick-off? Are they on television? Find out everything you need to know about the Great Britain Lions tour right here.

The Lions will play international matches for the first time since 2007 this autumn. They face Tonga, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand twice.

Great Britain start their tour in Hamilton against Tonga on Saturday, October 26.

They will face the Kiwis the following two Saturday’s (November 2 & 9) in Auckland and Christchurch respectively.

And the Lions will finish their tour with a Test against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday, November 16.

All four of Great Britain’s matches will be televised by the BBC, who will also provide highlights of each game. The BBC iPlayer will also have the games available on catch up.

Television coverage

Saturday, October 26

Tonga v Great Britain, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

07:30-10:30 BST – BBC Two

Highlights

13:15-14:30 BST – BBC One (repeat 17:30-21:15 BST – BBC Red Button)

Saturday, November 2

New Zealand v Great Britain, Eden Park, Auckland

03:30-06:00 – BBC Two

Repeat

09:30-12:00 – BBC Red Button

Highlights

13:15-14:30 – BBC One

Saturday, November 9

New Zealand v Great Britain, Christchurch Stadium

06:30-09:00 – BBC Two

Repeat

09:30-12:00 – BBC Red Button

Highlights

13:15- 14:30 – BBC One (repeat 17:30-20:00 – BBC Red Button)

Saturday, November 16

Papua New Guinea v Great Britain, Port Moresby

07:00-09:30 – BBC Two

Repeat

11:30-14:00 – BBC Red Button

Highlights

16:30-17:45 BBC Two (repeat 20:00-23:45 – BBC Red Button)


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