British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens has opened up about his controversial 'accidental offside' in the closing stages of the third test draw with the All Blacks.
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Comment: Good sides don't blame outside influences, whether the referee or missing players, writes Stephen Hepburn.
All Black coach Steve Hansen is not going to throw referee Romain Poite to the wolves, although he says the law book must be simplified.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland would have taken a drawn series six weeks ago, although he was far from elated after the 15-15 draw in Auckland on Saturday night.
Draws never leave anyone satisfied. It is neither a loss nor a win.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the decision to revoke a late penalty in his side's third-test draw with the British and Irish Lions was "overthought".
All Blacks captain Kieran Read said last night's draw with the Lions was "heartwrenching", after a call was changed on a late penalty that would likely have given his team victory.
This Lions series deserved a big finale, which it certainly got with referee Romain Poite's decision in the final minute to change his mind on a penalty for the All Blacks.
There haven't been scenes of such an intense nature since the 2011 World Cup.
A decent Hollywood script writer would struggle to come up with a better storyline than this.
There is nothing left to say. Nothing left to deliver to these players.
This is where the best come to the top.
The biggest rugby match in New Zealand since the 2011 World Cup final kicks off in Auckland tonight.
It is an old adage — never change a winning team.
What would have been the odds at the start of the year of this All Black backline fronting for the biggest game in many a year?
All Blacks fullback Ben Smith has been cleared of concussion symptoms.
Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been given their first starts for the All Blacks in the Lions decider. Malakai Fekitoa has been named as a midfield reserve, while Waisake Naholo hasn't been picked.
Loosehead prop Mako Vunipola has survived being dropped as the British and Irish Lions named an unchanged side for the deciding third test against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
The touring Lions say the deciding third test against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday will be like a World Cup final.
British and Irish Lions centre Jared Payne has been ruled out of contention for the third and final test against the All Blacks due to migraine headaches, the team says.