Lions Tour Itinerary 2013: Week 5

Our series continues looking at the Lions Tour fixtures and the itinerary for Week 5 on Tour, in association with LionsTour.com.

Melbourne

Australia – Second Test

Just four days after the final provincial game, the Lions return to face Australia on 29 June 2013 for the second Test at the Etihad Stadium. The last Test in Melbourne ended in a 14-35 defeat for the Lions at the Melbourne Colonial Stadium that squared the 2001 series at 1-1 and also resulted in serious injuries to Jonny Wilkinson and Richard Hill.

Melbourne is the perfect venue for the second Test and with the home support passionate and in full voice, Lions fans will have to be at their most vocal.

As anticipation builds, Melbourne’s diversity in attractions includes art galleries, museums and spaciously landscaped parks meaning that whatever fans want to do in Melbourne, Lions supporters will have plenty of choice.

As the atmosphere continues to grow prior to kick off, Lions fans are encouraged to take in all Melbourne has to offer as the Lions aim to achieve the most monumental victory in history, and defeat the Australians on their own turf.

Australia – Third Test

So, after 36 days, nine matches and the creation of thousands of memories, the 6 July 2013 brings rugby fans across the globe the final Test match arrives in Sydney, with British & Irish Lions fans determined to end the Tour on an ultimate high – a final Test victory against their Australian counterparts.

The last Test in Australia, on Saturday 14 July 2001, resulted in a 29-23 defeat for the Lions, and cost them the Tour series. This will be the ultimate end to the 2013 Tour for the British & Irish Lions and their supporters as they look to end the Tour with a series victory to complete yet another magnificent chapter in Lions history.

Over the last six weeks, Lions fans have seen their team battle their way across Australia, and play against seven different teams, and it comes down to the final 80 minutes of the 2013 Tour.

There’s no better place to end a Lions Tour than Sydney, with its historic architecture, dazzling landscapes and carnival atmosphere. There really is so much to do and see here, and it’s likely that the Lions themselves will be looking at the area for tourist attractions as they look to relax in between training sessions.

One thing is for sure, Lions players and fans alike will want to end the British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia 2013 with a bang, and the atmosphere will be creating a buzz that has never been seen or felt before. Don’t miss out on the Tour experience of a lifetime, and be there with the Lions in 2013.

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