Rugby Union: Lions hold on in thrilling final Test 

After a battling performance last week, Warren Gatland decided to name the same team for the final test and they didn’t disappoint him. 

It was a thrilling final Test as The All Blacks controlled the first half and led 12-6 at half-time through tries from Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett and had blew a handful of chances to increase their lead at the break.

The Lions then responded in the second half with three penalties from Farrell and a an enormous kick from Elliot Daly from beyond halfway drew the Lions level at 12-12 going into the final 20 minutes with everything to play for.

However, the Lions error count seemed to increase as the clock edged towards 80 minutes and when replacement prop Kyle Sinckler was penalised at a scrum on his own 22, Beauden Barrett kicked the penalty to make it 15-12 and you would think that was enough for the All Black. However, Owen Farrell had other ideas as the Lions pushed for one more score and were rewarded when they were given a penalty with 4 minutes to go. They opted to kick for goal as Farrell had nerves of steel to draw the game level again.

There was enough time for one more bit of drama and could have potentially been the winning moment in the series as referee Romain Poite controversially changed a home penalty decision in the tourists’ 22 to a scrum which gave the Lions a big sigh of relief as they held on for a remarkable draw. 


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