22nd October 2019, 08:36 | great_britain

GB RL Lions evacuated from Auckland base

GB RL Lions evacuated from Auckland base

The Great Britain Rugby League Lions squad have been evacuated from their Auckland base after a fire at the neighbouring SkyCity Convention Centre.

The centre of Auckland has been covered by smoke from the fire, and the team have been moved to Hamilton a day earlier than had been planned ahead of Saturday's first test of the tour against the Tonga Invitational XIII in Hamilton.

The team has been on a day off on Tuesday and left Auckland at 5pm for Hamilton.

The team were due to train on Wednesday in Auckland but will instead work in Hamilton, to ensure preparations can continue for Saturday's game.