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DUBLIN (AP) — The British and Irish Lions will play in Ireland for the first time before the 2025 tour of Australia.

Argentina has been lined up for a warmup match at Lansdowne Road on June 20, 2025.

The Lions and Argentina last met before the 2005 tour of New Zealand and drew 25-25 in Cardiff.

“It is important that we look for ways in which to evolve our tours,” Lions CEO Ben Calveley said in a statement on Thursday. “This pre-tour fixture . . . builds on the success of the pre-tour fixture against Japan at Murrayfield in 2021 which was a resounding success.”

That match, won by the Lions 28-10, cost them a tour-ending injury to flanker Justin Tipuric. Captain Alun Wyn Jones suffered a dislocated shoulder but returned to play the tests in South Africa.

The Lions have nine matches in Australia, including three tests against the Wallabies.


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