9th July - All Blacks - 3rd Test - Auckland

Whilst the British and Irish Lions slumped to their first series whitewash in 22 years, we had a great day, touring Auckland and the North Shore in style (thanks to Des our very patient and accommodating driver) in a Limo Coach.  Drinking the finest French Champagne and eating the fine food, it seemed a shame to depart the bus and mingle with the so called Barmy Army.

Quote from one of the team, who has lived in NZ for over 8 years.  "Best atmosphere I've been to as far as rugby in NZ is concerned.  Marvellous.  All down to opposition supporters I reckon."

Pictures

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The Tour Bus Kiwi Face Paint Bus filling up!
North Shore Under Bridge! Under Bridge!
Under Bridge! Under Bridge! Under Bridge!
Bus getting busy! Bus getting busy! Devonport
Devonport Bus getting drunk! Bus getting drunk!
Bus getting drunk! Bus getting drunk! Whose this guy?
Kiwi Girls Bus getting drunk! Bus getting drunk!
Bus getting drunk! Blackout! Too much for some!
The Game! The Game! The Game!
The Game! The Game! The Game!
The Game! The Game! The Game!
The Game! The Game! The Game!
The Game! Anthem! Sea of Red
Haka! Haka! Haka!
Haka! Haka! The Game!
The Match! Afterwards Too much for some!
Too much for some! Too much for some! The poor little Lion!

Text Diary

Have taken names out of the text messages to protect the guilty (these are actual text messages sent to a single phone during the day.  Let's just say everyone was too drunk to send text messages
  • 09:10 Makes you happy to be in NZ with all the shit hitting off in London
  • 09:39 Your alot bloody safer there. I've printed off your entire tour,makes good reading.regards ...?????...
  • 09:49 We mitd b a tad tarde. wil b there b4 10.30 though
  • 10:00 Coach ready to go
  • 10:09 Yep...Wat time is cbd pick up...12?1 pm wood b gd
  • 10:10 No idea, no plans whatsoever
  • 12:07 Hey just wanted to say hope everyone u know from back home ok? ...?????...
  • 16:44 on coach to big pub tent is it ok if 7 of us come?  pls get more beer and we will pay you ...?????...
  • 18:52 Do u no any1 who wants 2 tickets...$150 each...Friend of friend_has em..Dont no if face value or not
  • 18:53 Sold
  • 19:00 Sorted
  • 17:38 ...?????...Trying 2 call out of reach. Where r u?
  • 19:09 Game on
  • 19:20 We're stronger, Opps i think they are!
  • 21:50 See you back at the house for party afterwards...
  • 21:59 Ok..hope u got food...any landmarks 2 look 4..?
  • 22:05 Landmarks ...?????...? Which entrance r u nearest?..help?
Quote: Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do.