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Why Organise a British and Irish Lions Rugby Stag Do

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The 2017 British and Irish Lions is taking part in New Zealand, starting on June 3rd and ending with the last test on July 8th. Organise a British and Irish Lions rugby stag do and you will be in for a real treat as you get to see some of the best professional rugby players in the world showcase their talents in this historic tour that is at the pinnacle of world rugby! Every 4 years the best of the best rugby players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are chosen as part of the British and Irish Lions Tour squad that takes it in turn to tour the 3 big southern hemisphere rugby nations, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 2017 will see them tour the beautiful country of New Zealand where they will play 10 games, 3 of which will be test matches against the All Blacks. Here we reveal why you must organise and British and Irish Lions rugby stag do in the summer!

View Some of World Rugby’s Top Stars

Beauden Barrett

One of the main reasons that your should take your stag do on the British and Irish Lions Tour is that you will get to see of the top talent in world rugby. The British and Irish Lions squad will boast the best talent from the British nations and also Ireland. This year Warren Gatland has chosen a squad of 41 players with 16 Englishmen, 12 Welshmen, 11 Irishmen and 2 Scots. Current Six Nations champions England will have top players such as Mauro Itoje, Jonathan Joseph and Owen Farrell while Scotland have two players involved, the brilliant Stuart Hogg and wing Tommy Seymour. Ireland will boast a lot of players in the squad such as Johnny Sexton, Tadgh Furlong, Conor Murray and CJ Stander and Wales will have their best players such as George North, Sam Warburton and Alan Wyn Jones all on the tour! New Zealand themselves are the current world champions so needless to say they will have a squad packed full of superstars such as Dan Coles, Brodie Retallick and current World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett!

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2. 10 Mouth Watering Games

British and Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions will play a total of 10 games on the 2017 tour across all of New Zealand. One game will be played against each of New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises, Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders, Chiefs and Hurricanes. There will also be one game against the New Zealand Barbarians and Maori All Blacks. Then of course the 3 big test matches against the All Blacks themselves, which will be the 3 most important games on the tour!

3. Get To Tour New Zealand

Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth

The 10 games are played all around New Zealand in Whangarei, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua, Hamilton and Wellington. This is the perfect excuse for your group to visit many different cities in this wonderful country that is full of beautiful sights. New Zealand is made up of two islands, and both are marked by volcanic activity, beaches and mountains galore! Any Lord Of The Rings fans on the stag do will be fascinated to see some of the country that was the main location for many of the famous movies scenes!

4. Key Summer Dates (New Zealand Winter)

All Blacks doing the haka

The tour takes part from June 3rd to July 8th, right in the middle of the British and Irish summer so it is a great time to book off work and have a holiday! However, be warned that June marks the start of Winter in New Zealand so pack warm clothing! With the tour lasting so long, your group have a range of options and can choose to go at any time between these dates and get to see a few of the games. The three big test matches take place on June 24th, July 1st and July 8th so we recommend that you book the stag do for one of them dates as you will get to see the world champions play and do their famous Haka!

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So there you have it lads, the main reasons why you must organise a British and Irish Lions rugby stag do! This is a unique tour and with so many world class rugby players on show you are guaranteed a spectacle of rugby to enjoy! Not to mention that you will get to tour around one of the most stunning nations in the world New Zealand! So what are you waiting for? Get booking a stag do in New Zealand now!

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