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DHL confirmed as Series naming rights sponsor

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DHL NZ Lions Series 2017     04 Oct 2016     Getty Images

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said DHL's scale, experience and innovative approach would add an important dimension to the Series.

"We're actively preparing for more than 20,000 travelling fans joining tens of thousands of Kiwis for the 10-match series next year, and millions more following from around the world. Having DHL on board before we even begin the public sale of tickets will enable us to spread the word to fans at home and around the globe."

Mark Foy, Country Manager for DHL Express New Zealand, added: "DHL has a long association with rugby in New Zealand and around the world. I'm pleased to confirm this will continue in June and July next year when we will proudly deliver the DHL New Zealand Lions Series to the nation for 10 matches around the country.

"We were naming rights sponsor for this iconic rugby series in 2005 and when the Lions visited Australia in 2013. We're confident the country will come out in force once again when the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 kicks off on June 3 next year."