WATCH: Lions belt out Welsh hymn after receiving traditional Maori welcome

The British and Irish Lions were welcomed to New Zealand in style on Wednesday and came up with a fine way to show their appreciation.

Upon arriving at Auckland International Airport, Warren Gatland's side received a powhiri - a traditional Maori welcome ceremony.

In response, the Lions opted to belt out 'Calon Lan' - a stirring hymn often heard ahead of Wales Test matches - with hooker Ken Owens leading the way.

Judging by a subsequent tweet sent by full-back Leigh Halfpenny, the Lions had been practicing. Either way, it all added up to a wonderful spectacle.


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