All Blacks, Lions match heats up sibling rivalry

It's game day in Auckland, and for Saturday morning that meant torrential rain.

But for the Lambert brothers, it means divided loyalties.

After living in the UK for two decades, it was rugby that brought Lions supporter Justin Lambert back home.

"He said he's going to come out for the Lions and he's got his Test tickets for the packages, and I said to him actually we should get on to that!" says his brother, All Blacks supporter Lyndon Lambert.

And that's exactly what they did. When Justin arrived back in New Zealand, Lyndon had already sorted out a motorhome and a five-match tour.

It's been an experience they'd do all over again.

"Totally worth it - you've got to get your permission from the other half and the family, but it's been absolutely brilliant. You couldn't fault it. New Zealand's a great place; the people are fantastic, always have been," says Justin.

But on Saturday night family members turn into foes as the Lions attempt to cause an upset.

For British fans in Kingsland it was an early start to collect their "golden tickets".

They're paying top dollar for a seat, and confident of victory. But first they have to get past the best team in the world.

As the afternoon grew on at the fan zone on the waterfront, the sun emerged, and with it a sea of red.

But wherever they watch, they're taking the party with them.


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