Friday 28 July 2017

In pictures: Lions supporters come out in force for first test match against the All Blacks

British & Irish Lions fans gather at Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone for the Rugby Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/Getty Images)
British & Irish Lions fans gather at Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone for the Rugby Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/Getty Images)
Lions fans pose in the Lions Den Suppoters Village prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Lions fans pose in the Lions Den Suppoters Village prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
A Lions fan poses in the Lions Den Suppoters Village prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Lions fans pose in the Lions Den Suppoters Village prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Lions fans pose at the Viaduct Waterfront prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Rugby Union - New Zealand All Blacks v British and Irish Lions - Lions Tour - Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand - June 24, 2017. Lions fans wait for the match to start. REUTERS/Nigel Marple
A British and Irish Lions fan in the stands before the first test of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour at Eden Park, Auckland. Photo credit : David Davies/PA Wire.
Four thousand Lions fans pack into the Lions Den Suppoters Village prior to the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
British & Irish Lions fans in facepaint at the Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone for the Rugby Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/Getty Images)
Lions suporters walk the fan trail to Eden Park before the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Entertainment on the fan trail to Eden Park before the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Lions fans show their support ahead of the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Lions fans show their support ahead of the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Lions fans soak up the atmosphere prior to the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Lions fans soak up the atmosphere prior to the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Lions fans sing prior to the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Spirits are high at Eden Park, Auckland, as the British and Irish Lions face their first test against the All Blacks, with Lions fans not holding back in various weird and wonderful costumes.

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