Our rugby partnership

Proud partners

Royal London is Global Partner to the Castle Lager Lions Series 2021. And, in a move that enables us to invest in the future of women’s rugby, we’re the first ever Principal Partner of the Women’s Lions Programme.

As Principal Partner we’re establishing, together with the Lions, a study to investigate whether a women's Lions team can be formed.

At Royal London we do more than provide quality financial products.  We are a modern mutual business, driven by our purpose, ‘Protecting today, investing in tomorrow. Together we are mutually responsible’.

As a Global Partner to the Castle Lager Lions Series 2021 and the first ever Principal Partner of the Women’s Lions Programme, we’re committed to breaking down barriers and levelling the playing field.

Together, we can make a real difference.

Levelling the playing field

We understand the importance of fairness in sport, so we’re excited to invest in the future of women’s rugby in Ireland and the UK by supporting research and analysis that could help it continue to grow.

We believe in the power of acting in collective interests, so using the combined power of Royal London and the Lions, we’re launching a study that will consider whether a women's Lions team could be established. Through our partnership we aim to make a positive impact on the continued success of women’s rugby.


Royal London Ambassadors Claire Molloy and Shaunagh Brown

Royal London is welcoming rugby players Claire Molloy and Shaunagh Brown as Royal London Ambassadors alongside the brand sponsorship of The British & Irish Lions.

Working with Claire and Shaunagh, Royal London aims to shine a light on women’s rugby, raising its profile in the wider sporting community and working to break down barriers currently holding women and young girls back from participating in rugby.

“As a Royal London ambassador, I hope to showcase how women’s rugby can be a commercially viable sport, bursting with fantastic role models for companies like Royal London to invest in and to grow the game for everyone.” - Claire Molloy

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'Levelling the playing field' series

At Royal London we are committed to levelling the playing field through our partnership with The British & Irish Lions. Throughout the 2021 Tour, we will be discussing some of the barriers the game faces and some of the great work being done to break down these barriers. We will get the thoughts of Lions and Springbok players on how we can continue to level the playing field.

Building the future

We’re proud to support The British & Irish Lions tour in South Africa.

Stay up to date on this year's match schedule by checking the Lions Tour 2021 fixtures.

Lions team picture

As part of our mutual ethos, people and sharing responsibility for building a better future, are at our heart. We know the positive impact that sport can play across our communities in Ireland and the UK, so we’re proud to embark on our partnership to support the Lions tour this year through the uncertain climate brought about by Covid-19.