Patient Streaker Interrupts Lions Rugby Match in Freezing Temperatures

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A streaker runs on during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand on June 24. Hannah Peters/Getty

Footage of a streaker patiently preparing to run onto the pitch at Eden Park in Auckland during the British and Irish Lions match with New Zealand has been released.

Auckland native Caleb Marshall caught the video on camera. It shows a tattooed man sitting with a shirt and hat on but no trousers.

When Rhys Webb scores a last-minute try for the Lions to take the deficit to 30-15, the man takes his opportunity to run onto the pitch.

He slowly makes his way to the first barrier, makes his way over it and jumps over the next where he is met by a security official. But the streaker produces a deke that Adrian Peterson would have been proud of before jumping onto the pitch and removing the rest of his clothes—bar his black socks.

Before then, New Zealand had produced a ruthless display to take a strong grip on the three-Test series against the Lions.

Codie Taylor's superb pick-up had put New Zealand ahead but the Lions bit back through Liam Williams, running almost the length of the field, before being finished by Sean O'Brien. The 13-8 half-time score looked set for a tense second half, but the hosts took control.

Kieran Read and Beauden Barrett were in formidable form to take New Zealand into a storming lead, leaving Webb's late try as little consolation.