Delivering the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017

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New Zealand Rugby today announces that DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, will be naming rights sponsor for the upcoming DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017. This follows on from DHL being naming rights sponsor for the last Lions Series in New Zealand, which was held in 2005.

As well as a long history supporting Lions tours, DHL was the Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011 and 2015 – and is also the Global Partner and Official Logistics Partner of the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said he was delighted to be renewing the partnership with DHL for the iconic Series.

“DHL has had a long standing relationship with rugby and it’s great they have come on board to help deliver the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.”

Tew said the relationship DHL was a global one and recognized the massive appeal of the event.

“We’re actively preparing for more than 20,000 travelling fans joining tens of thousands of Kiwis for the 10 match series next year, and millions more following from around the world. Having DHL on board before we even begin the public sale of tickets will enable us to spread the word to fans around the globe.”

Mark Foy, Country Manager for DHL Express New Zealand, added: “DHL has a long association with rugby in New Zealand and around the world. I’m pleased to confirm this will continue in June and July next year when we will proudly deliver the DHL New Zealand Lions Series to the nation for 10 matches around the country.

“We were naming rights sponsor for this iconic rugby series in 2005 and when the Lions visited Australia in 2013. We’re confident the country will come out in force once again when the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 kicks off on June 3 next year.”

The DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 consists of ten games held around the country from 3 June to 8 July when the British & Irish Lions tour New Zealand. This will include three test matches featuring the All Blacks, five games against Super Rugby sides, a clash with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and a match against the Maori All Blacks.

Over the 35 days of the series, more than 350,000 people are expected to attend a game at one of the seven venues. The official ticket ballot opens for registrations for test match tickets on Monday 5 September.

“Beyond the global headline partnerships, DHL is Official Logistics Partner to a number of international and domestic teams, including the Irish Rugby Football Union, English club Harlequins FC and DHL Stormers in South Africa, as well as supporting the professional and grassroots game in places as far afield as Canada and Kazakhstan to Laos, Australia and Fiji,” said Foy.

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