New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions played out a 1515 draw in the third test in Auckland, New Zealand, ending a compelling three-test series with a bitter stalemate.
New Zealand won the first test, 30-15, the Lions clinched the second, 24-21, and Saturday’s finale at Eden Park was everything that had been expected — pulsing with incident — until the final deadlock left home fans in stunned silence.
Owen Farrell kicked a penalty in the 78th minute to draw the Lions level at 15-15. The match ended controversially when the All Blacks were awarded what might have been a series-winning penalty — only to see the decision overturned.
The Lions have won only one test series in New Zealand, and that was 46 years ago.
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