Tickets for Lions tests sell out in 15 minutes

GEORGINA ROBINSON
Last updated 13:26 18/02/2013
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MEMORABLE TOUR: Jason Robinson (right) fends off Andrew Walker during the British and Irish Lions last tour of Australia in 2001.

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British and Irish Lions test tickets sold out in 15 minutes this morning, forcing thousands of rugby fans to switch to plan B when the once-in-12-years tour hits Australian shores in June. 

The upside?  A shorter trip to your local instead of ANZ, Etihad or Suncorp stadiums, beer served in glasses not plastic, no limit on how many you can buy in a shout and no long trek home with tired children on the wrong side of a sugar high.

The downside? Too many to count. But we had to try.

There are still tickets left to the mid-week games against the five Super Rugby franchises.

In Sydney and Melbourne at least that means a much friendlier journey to Allianz Stadium and AAMI Park respectively.

Tickets to the opening match of the tour, between the Lions and Western Force in Perth on June 5, go on sale on Tuesday at 9am local time. 

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