The British & Irish Lions will kick off their
six-week tour to Australia with a game in Hong Kong against the
famous Barbarians Club on Saturday, 1 June 2013.
The tour marks
the 125-year anniversary of The Lions’ proud touring heritage and
It has been a long time since such a game has
taken place en-route to the main tour destination. “The last Lions
Tour to Australia in 2001 heralded the dawn of 'The Red Army' with
tens of thousands of English, Irish, Scottish & Welsh tourists and
expats wearing the red jersey in support of the Lions. For 2013
we have the perfect opportunity to expand this in the developing
rugby region of Asia with the inclusion of a match in Hong Kong,”
said Tour manager and former Lion Andy Irvine.
Trevor Gregory, Chairman of the HKRFU added: “We
are proud to be hosting this truly unique rugby occasion. It will
be an honour to welcome the British & Irish Lions and the
Barbarians for a fixture that continues their remarkable legacy. I
have no doubt it will capture the imagination of rugby supporters
in Hong Kong, the Asian region and the rest of the world.”
Tickets are now on sale, and there are 3 categories of tickets
available from HK Ticketing (all reserved seating):
Bronze HK$ 750
A maximum of 8
tickets per person is permitted.
The British & Irish Lions
Many of the best players from Wales, Scotland, Ireland
and England combine to create the iconic British & Irish Lions.
For more than 50 years the Lions have been synonymous with their
famous red shirts and tour South Africa, New Zealand and Australia
respectively every four years.
The Lions’ Tour to Australia in
2013 will be their first since 2001 where they will play nine
matches, include three Test matches against the Wallabies.
The match on 1 June 2013 will be the first time
The Lions have every played in Hong Kong.
ASIA Travel Tips.com will have video interviews
with some of the players, and high res still photography from this
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