There’s a collective sense of anti-climax in the rugby world this morning after the third and final Lions Test was drawn in Eden Park meaning the series ended honours even.
Both teams had their chances to win it outright with the Lions likely to be disappointed with not capitalising on a ten-minute period in the second half where they only faced 14 men. The All Blacks meanwhile seem to be feeling aggrieved by referee Roman Poite’s decision not to award them a very kickable penalty late on.
It was a phenomenal effort from Warren Gatland’s side over the past two weeks to recover from their opening day defeat and while a draw is most certainly not a win, the players must be commended for their performances.
Jonathan Davies, Sam Warburton, Maro Itoje and Tadhg Furlong all stood out in the final Test but all of Gatland’s unchanged squad deserve massive credit for keeping pace with the world’s best.
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If you missed any of the match this morning, you can watch the brilliant highlights back right here.