"2013 Flashback" - British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia - Every Result From the Last Trip Down Under - Ruck

“2013 Flashback” – British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia – Every Result From the Last Trip Down Under

The fixtures have been confirmed for the 2025 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia, with a phenomenal Summer lined up in a year and a half’s time. It was announced today that Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will take over from Warren Gatland, and lead the 2025 British & Irish Lions in their tour of Australia.

The Lions are set for the traditional three match series against the Wallabies, as well as fixtures against each Australian Super Rugby side, and a run in with an Australia-New Zealand Invitational team. In what will be their first visit to Australia since 2013, we decided to take a look back on how things went the last time the Lions went ‘Down Under’.

The Lions Tour is considered to be the ultimate rugby fan experience, with the spectacle returning to Australia for the first time since 2013. If you are considering taking part in the adventure of a lifetime, we also have all the dates you need to know for the upcoming tour.

JUNE 2025


British & Irish Lions vs Argentina – 20th June / Aviva Stadium

LAST TIME: British & Irish Lions 25 – 25 Argentina

When the British & Irish Lions take on Argentina for their pre-tour test next Summer, it will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2005. This battle from 18 years ago ended in a 25-25 stalemate, with the Lions spared humiliation thanks to the last-ditch penalty from Jonny Wilkinson. The sole Lions try came from former Leicester Tigers centre Ollie Smith, as the English players contributed the entire points tally. It was a near miss ahead of the trip to New Zealand, but yet acted as a prelude for the eventual 3-0 All Blacks clean sweep.

TRIES: O.Smith
PENALTIES: Wilkinson (6/6)

British & Irish Lions vs Western Force – 28th June / Optus Stadium

LAST TIME: British & Irish Lions 69 – 17 Western Force

The second match of the 2013 tour, after the Lions dismantled a Barbarians side with a 59-8 win. The 2013 Lions were off to a blistering start against the Australian club opposition, with Leigh Halfpenny immaculate from the tee as his side put the sword to their Super Rugby opponents.

TRIES: Sexton, O’Driscoll (2), Croft, Heaslip, M. Vunipola, Bowe, Farrell, Parling
CONVERSIONS: Halfpenny (9/9)
PENALTIES: Halfpenny (2/2)