The British & Irish Lions 2017 fixtures will see them play 10 times in six weeks
Playing for the Lions remains one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a northern hemisphere player.
However, with seven "warm-up" matches against some of the world's best domestic sides and three Tests against the All Blacks, all crammed into six weeks, many have raised concerns about player welfare.
Premiership Rugby revealed earlier this year that the tour would be cut down in future years because it will not fit in with the new global rugby calendar that starts in 2020, meaning this Lions tour will be the last of the current format.
British & Irish Lions squad for 2017 New Zealand tour Mon, May 22, 2017
Express Sport runs through the confirmed Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand
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Express Sport runs through the 37-man Lions squad ahead of the New Zealand tour
So here are the details of all the games the Lions will play in New Zealand this summer.
British & Irish Lions tour fixtures 2017 (all matches 8.35am kick-off UK time)
Saturday June 3, New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v Lions, Okara Park, Whangarei
Tuesday June 7, Blues v Lions, Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday June 10, Crusaders v Lions, Rugby League Park, Christchurch
The British & Irish Lions 2017 will be led by Sam Warburton, as they were in 2013
Tuesday June 13, Highlanders v Lions, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
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Saturday June 17, Maori All Blacks v Lions, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Tuesday June 20, Chiefs v Lions, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday June 24, New Zealand v Lions, Eden Park, Auckland
Tuesday June 27, Hurricanes v Lions, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Saturday July 1, New Zealand v Lions, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Saturday July 8, New Zealand v Lions, Eden Park, Auckland
How did the British & Irish Lions get on in New Zealand in 2005?
Brian O'Driscoll led the Lions to New Zealand as captain but was carried off inside two minutes of the first Test match with a dislocated shoulder after a huge tackle from Keven Mealamu and Tana Umaga.
Having already lost to New Zealand Maori and drawn with Argentina, the Lions were low on confidence and went down to the All Blacks 21-3 in the First Test in Christchurch, where they will play the Crusaders on June 10.
The Second Test was little better – the Lions managed two tries but shipped five of their own in Wellington, losing 48-18 in the same stadium in which they will play the last two 2017 Tests.
The Third Test, played with the series already lost, saw a similar 38-19 defeat to complete the whitewash. The Lions will hope to avenge that loss in the First Test of this year's tour.