Herald reporter Heath Moore is spending five weeks in a Maui campervan following the Lions fans. This is his latest report.

Lions fans have issued a cheeky yet warranted challenge to New Zealand rugby fans - outchant us, we dare you!

New Zealand can lay claim to having the best rugby sides on the planet but our support has been called into question.

As the test series nears the Red Army have been arriving on our shores in their thousands.

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The passion and atmosphere around host venues has certainly been noticed, with Lions fans chanting in the streets and drowning out pub music with their own renditions of Red Army songs.

But Lions fans have been left a little surprised at New Zealand rugby fans' lack of energy.

Speaking to the Herald, a number of fans were left confused as to why crowd atmosphere has been flat, saying they can't hear New Zealand fans.

"The All Blacks are the best team in the world and their Super Rugby sides aren't far behind, their fans should have a lot to sing and cheer about," one Lions fan explained.

"But we haven't heard a peep from anyone. We get quality banter in the streets but we're yet to see the passion in the stands.

"New Zealand fans are knowledgeable but the games have felt like they've been played in a morgue."

Lions fans have issued quiet New Zealand supporters a challenge to out-chant the Red Army. Photo / Getty
Lions fans have issued quiet New Zealand supporters a challenge to out-chant the Red Army. Photo / Getty

New Zealand rugby fans' perceived lack of respect for goal kickers has also been called into question.

One Lions fan went as far to say the behaviour was unsportsmanlike.

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"Back home everyone falls silent as the goal kicker takes aim. It's a sign of respect but it's baffling to arrive here and hear boos ringing through the stadium."

Lions fans celebrate victory during the match between the Crusaders and the British and Irish Lions at AMI Stadium. Photo / Getty
Lions fans celebrate victory during the match between the Crusaders and the British and Irish Lions at AMI Stadium. Photo / Getty

In the buildup to the Chiefs game tonight the Red Army have called for New Zealand rugby fans to attempt to drown their own support out.

"What have you got boys? Come and share a laugh with us and outchant the boys in red," Lions fan Simon Edwards challenged.

No doubt the Mooloo men's cowbells will be out in force this evening.

• Heath Moore travelled in a campervan provided by Maui, who had no control over editorial coverage.