Rugby enthusiasts are already planning ahead for one of the biggest upcoming events on the New Zealand Rugby calendar: The British and Irish Lions Tour 2017. Rugby Union is far more than just a sport in New Zealand; it’s almost a religion. The passion, pride and contest of a Lions Tour New Zealand is one every passionate rugby fan should experience.
The first British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand since 2005, this has been a tour long in planning and eagerly awaited. Everyone is already asking; will the Lions be able to stand up to the all-conquering All Blacks on their own turf? Will the big Lions forwards hold their own against the dominant NZ pack in the scrums and mauls?
Whatever the answers, there promises to be some of the most remarkable and entertaining rugby played on the Lions Tour 2017. The Lions haven’t beaten the All Blacks since 1971, a poor record they’ll be looking to turn around on next year’s tour, and preparations are well under way for the squad.
As a supporter, organising the logistics of following such a tour can be a daunting task. There is so much to be arranged: obtaining tickets for the matches; arranging accommodation and transport to venues; as well as taking time out to see the country’s spectacular scenery, iconic snow-covered peaks and friendly little towns!
Solving the problem of getting around the country and finding accommodation convenient to the various grounds can prove challenging. Top of the list are (of course) the three big Test matches at Eden Park, Auckland on 24 June and 8 July, and at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 1 July. However, there’s also a great deal of other exciting rugby around the country as the Lions play a number of midweek games against New Zealand’s Super XV teams, the Blues, Crusaders, Highlands, Chiefs and Hurricanes, in various parts of the country.
There are a number of reasons why fans should consider hiring a campervan to follow the Lions Tour 2017 around the country. The need for flexible, affordable travel and accommodation to all parts of the island to follow the team is paramount.
Enjoy the style, comfort and convenience when you rent a campervan in New Zealand as you follow the Lions on this long-awaited tour. Whether travelling alone or with a spouse, or indeed with a group of rugby-mad friends – the independence, comfort and convenience of booking a campervan for NZ will make your holiday convenient and stress free!
Experience some of the finest rugby in the world and support your team on the upcoming British Lions Tour 2017 utilising the comfort and convenience of a Traveller’s Autobarn campervan.
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