Sport | 7 months ago

An amazing opportunity for a young player in Ireland.

The British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand will be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, it gets underway in June and we can't bloody wait.

The tour organisers have launched a search for the #PickOfThePride which offers a young Irish rugby player between 18 - 21 years old the chance to join them this summer.

The winner will get a two week Tour to New Zealand where they will visit grassroots clubs, attend matches and a press conference, and report back to their peers at home on a daily basis.

This is what the organisers are looking for.

"The ambassadors will be chosen through a selection process which requires candidates to show their passion for rugby, commitment to the Lions core values of Respect, Discipline, Integrity, and Friendship, and their dedication to grow the domestic game in a short video submission; supported by a reference letter from a member of their own club.

Applicants will be vetted on their social media savviness, ability to relate and inspire their peers, and tenacity to achieve their own rugby goals."

Imagine that?! You touring around New Zealand with the Lions for two weeks, it's the dream.

Everything you need to know about entering is here, the closing date for entries is April 24. Best of luck.


Sam Warburton has this message for anyone thinking of entering.

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More details on the how to get involved are available at

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