When does the Lions tour begin?
Thereafter there are another five matches before the first Test in Auckland on June 24.
What TV channel will be showing the matches?
All matches will be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD as well as SkyGo, the online media player.
Those who prefer radio will be happy to learn talkSPORT will be providing live UK commentary of all matches including the Tests.
There are no plans for any terrestrial highlights or internet streaming outside of Sky's coverage.
You'll also be able to follow live updates from all Lions matches right here.
What time will the matches kick off?
As it stands, all matches are penciled in for 8.35am BST. But that may be subject to change.
What is the full set of Lions fixtures?
Ten matches in all, with three Tests against the All Blacks.
Where in NZ will the games take place?
Here's where they're playing, including warm-up matches.
Who is in the squad?
Warren Gatland agonised until the 11th hour over his British and Irish Lions selection before insisting that England centre Jonathan Joseph had to be included in his squad to travel to New Zealand. He also fought to take one of the biggest Lions parties ever assembled – 41 players, four more than originally planned – at an extra cost of more than £600,000.
Gatland told his coaching team that there was no way he could leave out Joseph because of the problems the 25-year-old Bath centre caused when playing against his Wales side in the Six Nations.
Rookie Ireland centre Garry Ringrose came agonisingly close to selection for the tour but Joseph got the nod.
It is understood that the make-up of the Lions midfield dominated the final three-hour selection meeting on Tuesday, during which the decision was also taken to leave out England captain Dylan Hartley and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury and include surprise selections Jared Payne, the Irish centre and full-back, Ross Moriarty, the Wales flanker, and Tommy Seymour, the Scotland wing.
“We had a good discussion about the midfield and one of the things I said to the rest of the coaches was that we can’t leave Jonathan Joseph out,” said Gatland.
Here's Will Greenwood's verdict on each of the players:
Latest Lions news
The British and Irish Lions have been dealt a crushing injury blow after England number eight Billy Vunipola withdrew from the New Zealand tour.
The Lions said that Saracens star Vunipola had been managing an ongoing shoulder injury which now requires further medical treatment.
He will be replaced in the squad by his 32-year-old England back-row colleague James Haskell, who is set to link up with the 41-man playing party next Sunday.
Flanker Haskell, who has won 75 caps, is set to be involved for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership final against Exeter at Twickenham 24 hours earlier.
Vunipola, one of the most destructive forwards in world rugby, was likely to have been an integral part of the Lions' Test series victory bid.
He delivered a magnificent display when Saracens retained the European Champions Cup by beating French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne eight days ago, and also shone in defeat on Saturday as Exeter knocked Vunipola and company out of Aviva Premiership title contention.
The 24-year-old was viewed as a major player in Lions head coach Warren Gatland's squad, although Gatland still has the world-class ability of Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau at his disposal.
But the Lions must now push on without Vunipola as they assembled in Ireland on Sunday night for the second of two pre-tour training camps.
Who would you pick in your Lions XV?
You can pick your team here.
What have the players been saying?
Elliot Daly on Joe Launchbury:
“I think he was probably more overjoyed for me,” Daly said. “He congratulated me as soon as my name was announced. I was hoping his name would be announced as well but unfortunately it wasn’t. I was gutted for him.
“Of course he was disappointed. He was gutted when it was announced and he was not involved but he is one of those guys who takes everything in his stride. He took it really well, moved on and congratulated me because he is a great guy.”
Lions captain Sam Warburton:
Warburton stood down as Wales captain before the Six Nations Championship but stepped back up again for the Lions, despite thinking the call from head coach Warren Gatland was a prank.
“I was in a supermarket car park back home. My wife was just in the shop getting some bread and milk,” he said at a lavish squad announcement in Brentford. “I didn’t want to go in because there is a cashier there who always wants to talk about rugby. I actually hung up on ‘Gats’ first of all when I got the call.”
What is the Lions' record in New Zealand?
Odds on the series winner as of May 22:
- New Zealand - 1/4
- Lions - 7/2
- Draw - 40/1