Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Highlights from All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions Third Test

Highlights from All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions Third Test

It was a Test for the ages in Auckland as an adventurous Lions outfit mimicked their 1971 forebears by eking out a final-Test tie at Eden Park.

"It's a bit of a hollow feeling, I guess, a draw", Read said. "I don't think he had any chance of getting his hand on that. In fairness to the man next to me [Lions captain Sam Warburton], he has been quite smart and astute and been able to talk the referee from a penalty into an accidental offside".

"I can understand that he is saying he's competing for that, and the ball has come [down] and landed in Ken Owens's arms".

Lions skipper Warburton could not fully remember the conversation but conceded the art of captaincy includes knowing when to intervene with officials - and when to stay quiet.

"I spoke to him just before coming to the press conference", Gatland said.

A penalty was immediately awarded. "We have witnessed an epic series and an epic failure for Hansen, not because he lost - which he kind of did through a series draw - but for the way the All Blacks played", Rattue wrote. "You're right, there's too many avenues that you can go down; but that's not the ref's fault either, that's the rulebook".

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"It's not a penalty offence in my opinion". "I have loved every minute of this unbelievable tour, with an incredible group of players and to receive this from them is very special".

We all remember the main highlights - the Romain Poite controversy, Elliot Daly's huge penalty, Jordie Barrett's try - but how well do you remember the finer details of the Eden Park Test?

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen suggested Owens should have been penalised but refrained from venting any fury in public. "We have got some good (lessons) from that", Hansen said yesterday. We all know what happened, we all know probably what should have happened.

'As little kids we're taught to take the good with the bad and we've got to do that.

"We're accepting of the decisions that were made; whether we agree with them or not, we'll deal with that with the referees ourselves".

"Ken Owens was in front of Liam Williams, he had plenty of time to skirt out the way and not touch the ball", added Dawson, who was selected in three successive Lions parties between 1997 and 2005.

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