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Auckland pubs gear up ahead of All Blacks test

Publish Date
Sat, 2 Jul 2022, 4:15pm
Irish fans from Sydney have travelled across the ditch for the match of the year. Photo / Raphael Franks
Irish fans from Sydney have travelled across the ditch for the match of the year. Photo / Raphael Franks

Auckland pubs gear up ahead of All Blacks test

Publish Date
Sat, 2 Jul 2022, 4:15pm

Pubs are gearing up in Kingsland in preparation for tonight's game between New Zealand and Ireland. 

They're expecting 3- to 4-times the usual business, and hours before kick-off fans are already trickling in. 

Fans are sporting their side's colours, and so far green shirts are hard to spot among a sea of black. 

There are no doubts from either side about who will win, but the focus is on enjoying the night. 

A group of diehard All Blacks fans gather for pre-game drinks. Photo / Raphael FranksA group of diehard All Blacks fans gather for pre-game drinks. Photo / Raphael Franks 

Lucia Gardner and Pascal Bousquie showing their support ahead of the All Blacks test. Photo / Raphael Franks
Lucia Gardner and Pascal Bousquie showing their support ahead of the All Blacks test. Photo / Raphael Franks