Sky Sport broadcast details for British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKThe British and Irish lions may not be touring New Zealand but there’s still a big Kiwi connection to the upcoming series with both the Lions and Wallabies coached by New Zealanders.

Kiwi coach Warren Gatland and 15 Welshmen, 10 Irishmen, nine Englishmen and three Scotsmen will be responsible for keeping the British and Irish Lions’ proud history in Australia intact. The Lions have played 20 tests in Australia since 1899 and remarkably have chalked up 15 wins, five losses and just two series defeats in eight attempts.

However, Australian rugby is in a good place at the moment. The Australian conference in Super Rugby is thriving, with all teams playing competitive and attractive rugby. Former NRL and AFL player Israel Folau has slotted into rugby union seamlessly while controversial Kiwi-born player Quade Cooper has been omitted from the Wallabies squad.

The tour will also have a unique Kiwi flavour with two New Zealand coaches in charge as well as former Crusaders winger Sean Maitland and Wellington-born English prop Mako Vunipola in the 37-man British and Irish Lions touring party.

Broadcast details – 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour:

Western Force v British & Irish Lions Wednesday 5 June 9.30pm Rugby Channel
10.00pm SKY Sport 1

Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions Saturday 8 June 9.35pm SKY Sport 1/Rugby Channel

NSW-QLD Country v British & Irish Lions Tuesday 11 June 8.50pm Rugby Channel
9.35pm SKY Sport 1

NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions Saturday 15 June 9.35pm SKY Sport 1/Rugby Channel

ACT Brumbies v British & Irish Lions Tuesday 18 June 9.00pm Rugby Channel
9.35pm SKY Sport 1

Wallabies v British & Irish Lions (1st Test) Saturday 22 June 9.20pm Rugby Channel
9.55pm SKY Sport 1

Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions Tuesday 25 June 9.00pm Rugby Channel
9.35pm SKY Sport 1

Wallabies v British & Irish Lions (2nd Test) Saturday 29 June 9.00pm Rugby Channel
9.55pm SKY Sport 1

Wallabies v British & Irish Lions (3rd Test) Saturday 6 July 9.00pm Rugby Channel
9.55pm SKY Sport 1

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