NZL
NO.NAME
15Jordie Barrett, FB
T
14Israel Dagg, W
13Anton Lienert-Brown, C
12Ngani Laumape, C
T
11Julian Savea, W
10Beauden Barrett, FH
9Aaron Smith, SH
1Joe Moody, P
2Codie Taylor, H
3Owen Franks, P
4Brodie Retallick, L
5Sam Whitelock, L
6Jerome Kaino, FL
7Sam Cane, FL
8Kieran Read, N8
Replacements
16Nathan Harris, R
17Wyatt Crockett, R
18Charlie Faumuina, R
19Scott Barrett, R
20Ardie Savea, R
21TJ Perenara, R
22Aaron Cruden, R
23Malakai Fekitoa, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Eden Park
8:35 AM, July 8, 2017

Match Commentary

81'This is only the second time that a Lions touring party have drawn a Test series and it's the first time since 1955 against South Africa.
81'+115-15 End of second half
80'One final foray down the right-wing and Jordie Barrett comes to within inches of the line however he's held up and eventually the hosts are bundled into touch. Romain Poite checks the time and blows the final whistle. That's it.. no extra time, it's a drawn series!
80'The time is in red and New Zealand are on the attack with Kieran Read looking to drive them forwards. Whatever happens now this will be the last play of the game... can New Zealand clinch the series or will the Lions hold firm?
78'Romain Poite brings both captains in and clearly explains that it was accidental offside and as a result the game restarts with a scrum and not a penalty.
78'Owen Farrell nails the penalty attempt but off the restart we're heading straight to the TMO to check for an offside call against Ken Owens. With the clock stopped at 78m34s this is big!
78'Substitute on - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
78'Player substituted - Sam Whitelock , New Zealand
78'15-15 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , British and Irish Lions
77'The Lions find their mark and look to build from the half-way line. A second penalty just inside the half means that Owen Farrell looks at the posts and sets up the shot at goal...
75'New Zealand's scrum is a solid one yet as they try to break forwards Romain Poite calls for the maul and the Lions gain the turnover. It's a huge scrum after the penalty given away by the Lions at the last and this time the Lions gain one of their own. Up-field they go...
74'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
74'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
73'Player substituted - Anthony Watson , British and Irish Lions
73'Substitute on - Jack Nowell , British and Irish Lions
73'Player substituted - Alun Wyn Jones , British and Irish Lions
73'Substitute on - Sam Warburton , British and Irish Lions
73'Player substituted - Julian Savea , New Zealand
73'Substitute on - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
73'Player substituted - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
73'Substitute on - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
73'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , British and Irish Lions
73'Substitute on - Ben Te'o , British and Irish Lions
72'With the three point lead and all of the ball this game is in the hands of New Zealand right now. A chip through causes LIam Williams issues on the 22 and his knock-on hands the hosts a big opportunity as the clock ticks down.
71'Another great nudge forward from Beauden Barrett pins the Lions back but Anthony Watson decides to run from deep, he gets to the 22 before Rhys Webb puts the box kick up.
70'
70'Substitute on - Ken Owens , British and Irish Lions
70'Player substituted - Jamie George , British and Irish Lions
70'Substitute on - Rhys Webb , British and Irish Lions
70'Player substituted - Conor Murray , British and Irish Lions
68'The Lions are penalised for collapising the scrum nd in front of the posts Beauden Barrett looks like he'll nudge the hosts in front. Plenty of time left though...
68'15-12 Penalty goal - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
67'Player substituted - Ngani Laumape , New Zealand
67'Substitute on - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
67'Substitute on - Alun Wyn Jones , British and Irish Lions
67'Player substituted - Sam Warburton , British and Irish Lions
66'New Zealand have their tails up but Taulupe Faletau wraps up Beauden Barrett in mid-field and forces the fly-half to knock-on. Once again another key moment for the Lions as they now prepare to set up the scrum.
65'A knock-on curtails that first fooray forwards and an outstandig kick out of hand from Beauden Barrett pins the Lions back to within five metres. Jamie George finds his club team-mate Maro Itoje and a neat box kick from Conor Murray relieves the pressure.
62'It's the Lions that are first on the attack as we being this mini 20 minute match within the full 80. Aaron Smith is making a nuscience of himself around the breakdown but Conor Murray navigates it well, upfield the Lions go.
60'After all of the opportunities that New Zealand have had the Lions have kept themselves in the mix and with Owen Farrell's boot we're all square with 20 to go...
60'After all of the opportunities that New Zealand have had the Lions have kept themselves in the mix and with Owen Farrell's boot we're all square with 20 to go...
60'Substitute on - Jack McGrath , British and Irish Lions
60'Player substituted - Mako Vunipola , British and Irish Lions
60'Substitute on - Kyle Sinckler , British and Irish Lions
60'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , British and Irish Lions
60'12-12 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , British and Irish Lions
60'Player substituted - Sam Cane , New Zealand
60'Substitute on - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
59'After a host of All Blacks changes Brodie Retallick puts in a high tackle on Courtney Lawes and once again Owen Farrell beings his familiar kicking routine.
58'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
58'Substitute on - Charlie Faumuina , New Zealand
58'Substitute on - Wyatt Crockett , New Zealand
58'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
57'After a superb moment of pressure on New Zealand it's the Lions' centre who knocks-on and deflates any scoring opportunity.
56'As New Zealand build off a solid scrum Jonathan Davies flies out and pressurises Jordie Barrett. The result is the full-back putting the ball out on the full, what can the Lions do with this platform and a man advantage?
53'The Lions are building down the right and as Anthony Watson offloads to Liam Williams the decision on the field is that it has drifted forwards.
53'Player substituted - Ben Te'o , British and Irish Lions
53'Substitute on - Johnny Sexton , British and Irish Lions
50'Yellow card - Jerome Kaino , New Zealand
50'Substitute on - Courtney Lawes , British and Irish Lions
50'Player substituted - Alun Wyn Jones , British and Irish Lions
49'Off the next play Alun Wyn Jones carries into contact but a huge double tackle pushes him backwards with real force. As the lock heads off the field to be replaced by Courtney Lawes Romain Poite goes to the TMO and hands Jerome Kaino a yellow card.
49'Johnny Sexton leaves the field for an HIA and Ben Te'o arrives on with the backline shifting accordingly as Owen Farrell slots in at ten.
49'Substitute on - Ben Te'o , British and Irish Lions
49'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , British and Irish Lions
48'Once again Johnny Sexton is receiving a bit of attention while on the sidelines Graham Rowntree is giving Courtney Lawes his final instructions before the Northampton Saint comes onto the field.
44'Secure lineout ball puts the All Blacks on the front foot - Beauden Barrett flicks it wide to brother Jordie but his long floating pass to Julian Savea drifts forwards and while the crowd think the winger has scored Romain Poite brings it back.
43'No sooner has Elliot Daly cut New Zealand's lead, Johnny Sexton flies offside and Beauden Barrett finds an excellent touch finder to move New Zealand to within five metres.
42'12-9 Penalty goal - Elliot Daly , British and Irish Lions
41'As the Lions gain a penalty Elliot Daly lines up the shot at goal from inside his own half... we know that he has a boot on him, can he make this?
41'At the break CJ Stander replaces Sean O'Brien in the Lions' back row while Johnny Sexton continues at fly-half despite that knock to his ankle earlier on.
41'Substitute on - CJ Stander , British and Irish Lions
41'Player substituted - Sean O'Brien , British and Irish Lions
41'12-6 End of first half
40'
40'12-6 Start of second half
36'The physio straps up Jonathan Sexton's ankle and he decides to play on. After missing so many chances this half New Zealand finally take one. A sublime offload out of contact from Ngani Laumape in the middle of the park finds Anton Lienert-Brown who flings it wide to Jordie Barrett. The debutant takes outside arch and dots down in the corner.
36'12-6 Try - Jordie Barrett , New Zealand
33'The Lions are now starting to get on the front foot but Jonathan Sexton is down and clutching his left ankle in considerable pain. On the sidelines Ben Te'o looks on and this could be a key moment for the touring party if a backline re-shuffle is needed...
33'Thankfully both players are back up after a huge collison at the breakdown. Once play resumes Owen Farrell cuts the Lions' deficit to just one point and with all of their chances New Zealand will be wondering quite how that happened?
33'7-6 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , British and Irish Lions
31'A big hit from Jonathan Davies drives over Jordie Barrett and Sam Warburton gains the penalty at the breakdown. Off the counter the Lions are on the front foot but there's worrying signs in the middle of the park as Sean O'Brien and Kieran Read are both down injured.
27'Still New Zealand pressurise the Lions' defensive line and drive up to within five metres. Another handling error in the middle of the park brings about an additional get out of jail free card for the Lions as they're continuing to be under the cosh constantly in this first quarter.
25'The Lions' pack gain the penalty off the scrum but Johnny Sexton doesn't find touch meaning New Zealand continue to enjoy further possession. A Liam Williams' knock-on means the hosts gain the scrum on the 22 and will look to make this platform count.
23'Double trouble - in a good way - for New Zealand
22'New Zealand immediately gain the restart and fly onto the front foot. Beauden Barrett's kick pass finds Julian Savea charges up the left-wing running over the top of Liam Williams and coming within metres. Once he's finally stopped the play moves in-field however Sam Cane's knock-on thwarts New Zealand's endeavour.
21'7-3 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , British and Irish Lions
19'Off a rare spot of field position the Lions gain the penalty as Beauden Barrett goes offside. As you'd expect Owen Farrell looks towards to posts to get their account up and running as we approach the end of the first quarter.
16'7-0 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
15'Off the next passage of play Beauden Barrett is instrumental again as he puts a cross-field kick over to his brother Jordie. The full-back pops the ball back in mid-air to Ngani Laumape and he powers over on his debut to score the first try of the game.
15'5-0 Try - Ngani Laumape , New Zealand
13'An intercept out wide from Jordie Barrett tears up the field but he's tapped tackled by Liam Williams. Barrett still manages to get the ball away to Laumape before he's hauled in by the Lions defence. It's textbook scramble defence from the Lions
11'Another key intervention from Maro Itoje gets the Lions back on the front foot and they surge up the field. Elliot Daly is making yards and when they get within five the forwards keep it tight and look to power over. Quick ball out from Conor Murray finds Owen Farrell who puts the loop over but it's intercepted by Beauden Barrett...
9'All of the early ball is belonging to New Zealand yet ten points have gone begging. Off turnover ball - brilliantly taken by Maro Itoje - his fellow Saracen puts too much on the kick and it heads out on the full.
5'New Zealand are attacking with purpose and find a bit of space down the left-wing. A flick wide from Beauden Barrett after drawing the last defender in looks to be putting Julian Savea into a try-scoring position but Savea fumbles for the knock-on. Time for our first scrum!
3'Beauden Barrett's kick doesn't find the mark as it's a let off for the Lions early on.
2'At the first breakdown Sam Warburton is penalised for hands in the ruck and Beauden Barrett has the opportunity to start the points-scoring in this decider.
1'As you'd expect on a day like today the haka has more feeling and purpose than ever before while the Lions look on and prepare themselves for this huge Test. Romain Poite is today's referee and with a blow of his whistle we're off!
1'Both teams head out onto the field to a roar of appreciation from the fans. Kieran Read leads New Zealand out while captain Sam Warburton charges onto the field followed by his side. Next stop the anthems and haka.
1'What a day to reach a century of appearances for New Zealand...
1'The Lions are unchanged in a Test for the first time since 1993 and after a spot of rest and recuperation earlier in the week will be raring to go.
1'Pre-match logistics sorted at Eden Park!
1'The Lions head coach has decided to stick with the same XV and bench that won the second Test while New Zealand bring in Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape to make their first Tests starts. Julian Savea also arrives back into the All Blacks' XV.
1'Warren Gatland made his thoughts clear in the build-up to today's decider and has challenged his players to create history: "This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy. "There have been 11 Lions tours of New Zealand and only one has ever been won. So they have the chance to do something special. You get those moments in your life and you don't want those moments to pass you by and that's what big occasions and big sporting events are about."
1'It's a huge morning for the British & Irish Lions as they bid to inflict the first defeat on the All Blacks at Eden Park since 1994 and with it secure the Test series.
1'Hello and welcome to live coverage of the series deciding Test between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions.

Excitement is definitely building at Eden Park.

1'0-0 Start of first half