A Scotsman, an Englishman and a Welshman drove in to a Whanganui holiday park.

"It's a shame we don't have a Paddy," said Welshman Bob Christie, who scored the last powered campsite at the Top 10 Holiday Park in Somme Parade on Sunday.

Mr Christie said he would not have minded too much if he missed out as he was still celebrating the Lions 24-21 win over the All Blacks.

His jubilant mood was shared by well over 100 British fans who came to Whanganui after watching the game at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.


Two other Lions supporters at the park yesterday were Londoner Simon Blackburn and Scottish-born Ian Hunter, who both now live in Nottingham.

"I live in England these days and I have played rugby for a number of British teams until I gave up four years ago," said Mr Christie.

It is his second visit to New Zealand after he came over for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and he said he always travels to see Lions international games.

Mr Blackburn is also a keen follower and it helps that he has a son who lives in Wellington and plays rugby for Petone.

"There was a fantastic feeling in Wellington after the game on Saturday night.

"Everyone was so friendly and the mood was just incredible," said Mr Blackburn who is on his first visit to New Zealand."

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Top 10 staff Caryn Wilson and Anna Cartas said it had been very busy but enjoyable time at the park.

"There were 56 camper vans here on Sunday," said Ms Cartas.


"Although we ran out of powered sites, people have been happy and helping each other."

The three visitors said they will travel around a bit before catching the final Lions versus All Blacks game at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday.