Tom McGurk: Gatland grinds it out as the All Blacks show feet of clay

What can be said is that the British & Irish Lions went to New Zealand and survived

9th July, 2017
The Lions’ Conor Murray with Joe Moody of the All Blacks in yesterday’s Aukland clash Picture: INPHO

This result was like a Rubik’s Cube: you keep turning it around, trying to work it out. A moral victory? A final failure? A chance missed? A lucky escape? In the end, what can be said is that the British & Irish Lions went to New Zealand and survived.

In world rugby terms, this series will have had some significant implications. The pressure from some rugby quarters to end or shorten Lions tours...

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