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Lions squad perform Welsh hymn in wonderful cultural exchange on arrival in New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions rugby squad have performed a rendition of the Welsh hymn Calon Lan as they touched down in New Zealand.

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They were greeted by a Maori group who performed a traditional welcome ceremony for the squad.

In response, players and coaches belted out the hymn and firm rugby favourite.

Wales Full Back Leigh Halfpenny also tweeted what appears to be a rehearsal on board the flight:

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The squad includes 16 Englishmen, 11 Irishmen, 12 Welshmen and two Scots.

Their first game of the tour is on 3 June.

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