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All Blacks v British Lions with Breakfast

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Saturday 24th June, 7.30am
Price: £9.95 per person inc breakfast.

Join us to watch the British Lions take on the mighty All Blacks. All three games shown on our two TV screens, preceded by a Full English Breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7.00am until 8.15am, followed by the live games. Table reservations are essential, as we can not guarantee seats for late comers!

The British Lions will play three Tests on their 10-match tour of New Zealand in 2017. Eden Park will host the first and third Tests, while Wellington’s Westpac Stadium will stage the second Test. The Lions – who have not won a series against the All Blacks since 1971 – will face all of their hosts’ Super Rugby teams and New Zealand Maori.

The five-week trip will begin with a match against a provincial side in Whangarei on 3 June 2017. The Lions have lost four successive Test series against New Zealand since John Dawes captained them to a 2-1 victory there 44 years ago. That sequence includes a 3-0 whitewash under the direction of World Cup-winning England coach Sir Clive Woodward on their last visit 10 years ago.

But the Lions will head for New Zealand having ended a 16-year wait for a series victory with a 2-1 win in Australia in 2013. The three-Test series starts in Auckland’s 50,000-capacity Eden Park on 24 June. The Lions and All Blacks will then meet at Wellington’s 34,500-capacity Westpac Stadium seven days later before returning to Eden Park on 8 July.

Six games are scheduled before the first Test, including matches against Super Rugby teams the Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders and Chiefs. All midweek fixtures will take place on a Tuesday apart from the match against the Blues, which takes place on Wednesday, 7 June.

2017 British and Irish Lions tour fixtures:

3 June – Provincial union team (Toll Stadium, Whangarei)

7 June – Blues (Eden Park, Auckland)

10 June – Crusaders (AMI Stadium, Christchurch)

13 June – Highlanders (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

17 June – Maori (International Stadium, Rotorua)

20 June – Chiefs (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

24 June – New Zealand (First Test, Eden Park, Auckland)

27 June – Hurricanes (Westpac Stadium, Wellington)

1 July – New Zealand (Second Test, Westpac Stadium, Wellington)

8 July – New Zealand (Third Test, Eden Park, Auckland).

Table Reservations can be made for the breakfast package only. Bacon Rolls will be available after Kick- Off as we expect it to be standing room only!

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