Andy Farrell is the new Lions boss

The British & Irish Lions head to Australia under Andy Farrell in 2025.

Englishman Andy Farrell has been named as the new coach of the British & Irish Lions ahead of the 2025 Australia Tour

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  • Ireland coach Andy Farrell has been appointed as the Lions coach in 2025.
  • The British & Irish Lions combine every 4 years, to tour a Southern Hemisphere nation.
  • 2025 sees the Lions visit Australia, for the first time since 2013.
  • Former England international Farrell has been influential in Ireland’s recent transformation.

With modern day sport enabling fans and punters to access the biggest names on the planet daily, very few traditions remain untouched. 

However, the grandeur of the British & Irish Lions is something that has not been lost in recent times – with their tours still taking place every 4 years and maintaining their place in sporting folklore. 

Ahead of their 2025 trip to Australia, Andy Farrell has been named as their new head coach, a move that has made them favourites to prevail in the three-game series with many international betting sites.  

The intrigue surrounding any British & Irish Lions tour is always at fever pitch in the build up to the trip and it promises to be no different in 2025. 
With the Lions coming up short under Warren Gatland in 2021, a big change was expected in the leadership team and that has come to fruition. 
A poorly kept secret with many punters and betting apps was that Andy Farrell would be the next man in the Lions hotseat, with his transformational job within Irish rugby seen as enough to make him the ideal candidate for the role. 
Being the head coach of the Lions is a job like very few others in sport and Farrell will need to balance his role as Irish coach, with that of his Lions posting – ahead of the eagerly anticipated tour in 2025. 
Irish Fire 

Triumphing in the Six Nations is the ultimate yard stick for any Northern Hemisphere rugby side and Andy Farrell has been able to bring consistency and results to the Irish output in recent years. 
Culminating in a Grand Slam Six Nations triumph in 2023 and a spot at the top of the world rankings, Ireland have become one of the biggest forces in world rugby. 
Whilst they came up short in the Rugby World Cup, Ireland have an attractive brand of rugby, coupled with a defensive resilience that Farrell has instilled into his players. 
Fantastic Farrell 

A fine player in his day, it is not a surprise that Andy Farrell has transitioned from the playing field to the coaches’ area so seamlessly. 
Having made his name with the all-conquering Wigan Warriors in rugby league, Farrell was one many players in the mid 2000’s who transitioned successfully from rugby league to union and he represented England frequently in Test Match rugby. 
Since joining Ireland in 2019 as head coach, they have also picked up an historic series win in New Zealand, credentials that make Farrell the best choice for the job currently. 
Legendary Lions? 

The last time that the British & Irish Lions visited Australia back in 2013 they emerged victorious, with the Warren Gatland-led side triumphing 2-1. 
Many of the players within the great side of 2013 have been immortalised as legendary Lions since, with that also representing the last time that the Lions managed to win a whole series. 
The task in hand for Farrell and his troops is to overcome an improving but relatively inexperienced Australia side and with ‘Faz’ in charge, all those of a British and Irish persuasion will believe that they can turn the tide in the summer of 2025.

A mainstay of the sporting calendar every 4 years, the British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia in 2025 will be compelling viewing for punters and betting apps alike. 

Englishman Andy Farrell has been named as the Lions coach, following his superb exploits in charge of Ireland and preparations now begin, ahead of the first Test in Brisbane on 19th July 2025.