More than a dozen arrested during Lions series

  • 09/07/2017
The vast majority of fans at Eden Park for the third test on Saturday night were well behaved.
The vast majority of fans at Eden Park for the third test on Saturday night were well behaved. Photo credit: Getty, file

There were 13 arrests over the 10 matches played around the country during the All Blacks and Lions series, police say.

The vast majority of fans at Eden Park for the third test on Saturday night were well behaved, but three were arrested, two of whom tried to get on the pitch.

They've been charged under the Major Events Management Act, and the maximum penalty for pitch invasion of up to three months' jail or a $5000 fine.

"The crowd was a bit subdued, and there was probably a quieter exit than normal, I suppose due to the result," Inspector Peter Gibson said.

Fans "embraced" the spirit of the series, Superintendent Sandra Manderson said.

"This has been a really special event for New Zealand, and our staff have really enjoyed engaging with fans at games and around the country and helping them stay safe."

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