Kiwis offer free beds, banter and beer to Lions fans struggling to find hotels

  • We might have a reputation for being tough on the rugby field, but we’re getting a bit of a reputation for being softies off-field.

When Greymouth rugby fan Adam Gilshnan saw that many of the some 20,000 British & Irish Lions Fans expected to travel to New Zealand for the upcoming tour were struggling to find accommodation, he set up a Facebook page, Adopt a Lions Fan 2017, asking locals to extend them some of that legendary Kiwi hospitality.

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Kiwis offering up their homes have been described as a “credit to mankind” by British and Irish Lions fans.