All Blacks and Wallabies to combine to take on British & Irish Lions in 2025 - Ruck

All Blacks and Wallabies to combine to take on British & Irish Lions in 2025

It has been confirmed that a combined Wallabies and All Blacks team could face the British and Irish Lions in 2025.

In 2021, the famous touring Lions are due to play three tests against the Wallabies in Australia.

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has proposed an additional clash involving players from both sides of the Tasman Sea at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as part of the tour.

“We’ve talked to the Kiwis about hosting an ANZAC team against the Lions in 2025 and they’re considering the idea,” McLennan told the Daily Mail. 

“I’m in no doubt it would be a belter and we’d sell the MCG out with 100,000 fans.

“The best of the Wallabies and the All Blacks against the Lions would create enormous global coverage.”

Next British & Irish Lions Head Coach

Andy Farrell2/1 
Gregor Townsend7/2 
Ronan O’Gara4/1 
Eddie Jones8/1 
Joe Schmit8/1 
Wayne Pivac10/1 
Mark McCall16/1 
Pat Lam16/1 
Scott Robertson16/1 
Dai Young20/1 
Graham Henry20/1 
Stuart Lancaster20/1 
Alun Wyn Jones66/1

Will Greenwood’s 2025 Lions XV is very different

The three-time tourist has tried his hand at picking a matchday 23 for the first Test against Australia in 2025 in the Telegraph.

A near-impossible task at the best of times, but there are certainly seven Englishmen who will be hoping that Greenwood’s power of prediction are perfect.

Tom Curry, Adam Radwan, Maro Itoje and more all feature in his side, with Lions assistant coach Gregor Townsend tipped to step up and replace Warren Gatland.

Check out his full selection below:

Will Greenwood’s 2025 Lions team: 


  • 15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland)
  • 14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
  • 11. Adam Radwan (England)


  • 13. Garry Ringrose (Ireland)
  • 12. Cameron Redpath (Scotland)
Cameron Redpath of Bath Rugby goes over for a try during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground on 14 May. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK