So after a huge build up The British and Irish Lions will be landing in Jersey today (13 June).
For The Lions it will be 10 days of training, community work and relaxation before the tour of South Africa.
However with Premiership and Championship fixtures still to be completed there are some high-profile names that won't be heading to Jersey.
Saracens play Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship play-off final today which means England captain Owen Farrell will miss the trip alongside teammates Maro Itoje, Elliott Daly, Jamie George and Mako Vunipola.
Amongst those also set to miss out are Stuart Hogg and late inclusion Kyle Sinkler.
The final squad list will be decided later today but here are the players expected to be in Jersey this week.
Duhan van der Merwe
Alun Wyn Jones (C)