30 Jun 2017

Lions tour visitors give us an insight into life on the road

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 30 June 2017

Wellington is bulging at the seams with British and Irish rugby fanatics ahead of tomorrow's test between the Lions and the All Blacks.

Roughly 35,000 visitors are in the country for the month-long tour. It's the second game this week at Westpac Stadium after the first against the Hurricanes on Tuesday night resulted in a 31 - all draw.

The capital is buzzing and accommodation is in short supply, with some even forced to stay in Palmerston North for the week and others flying from Christchurch for tomorrow's match.

We spoke to Duncan Wilson who is visiting from Cambridge in the UK while Dublin-local Shane Freeman is also touring the country.

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Photo: RNZ / Barry Guy