We’re just under an hour away from kick-off in the highly anticipated clash between the British and Irish Lions and the Auckland Blues. The match is taking place at the All Blacks’ fortress, Eden Park, in Auckland and conditions couldn’t be more different from what they were like in Whangarei on Saturday.
You might remember the torrential, non-stop rain which took place at Toll Stadium for about 24 hours before kick-off but thankfully, conditions look a lot nicer in Auckland.
Just look at that sky.
And then this happened…
Suddenly rainfall at Eden Park… pic.twitter.com/gY4OOYXhQW
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) June 7, 2017
The Lions dressing room is also in pristine condition…..for now.
Maro Itoje will become Lion #825
Jared Payne will become Lion #830