The best of social media: Hurricanes 31-31 British & Irish Lions

After the highest-scoring draw in Lions history, we cast our over the world of social media to find the best bits and save you the hassle. [more]

The best of social media: Hurricanes 31-31 British & Irish Lions

It was a thoroughly entertaining 31-31 draw between the Lions and Hurricanes with Tommy Seymour scoring a try either side of half-time.

George North also dotted down for the Lions with Dan Biggar notching up 16 points from the tee.

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Here’s what a collection of current players, former players and of course Lions supporters made of the performance in Hamilton:

Before the match, Sam Warburton received a feathered Maori cloak, or Korowai, from Hurricanes captain Dane Coles to commemorate the match:

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World Cup winning England international Maggie Alphonsi knows a thing or two about the breakdown and she thought the Lions started excellently:

It was a historic moment for Cory Jane who faced the Lions for the second time in his career having faced the 2005 squad with Wellington Lions 12 years ago:

A big thank you to the Hurricanes for their hospitality and a great game of rugby, over 38,000 fans were packed into the Westpac Stadium on Tuesday night:

Andy Nicol also praised the atmosphere in the stadium in Wellington which is affectionately known as the Cake Tin:

2009 Lion Stephen Ferris is part of the Sky Sports team covering the Lions and clearly following the Tour is hungry work for the former Ireland international. Former All Black skipper Sean Fitzpatrick caught him in the act:

Meanwhile 2001 Lion Will Greenwood was getting a bit chilly in the stands at Wellington but was more than happy to meet up with some of the many Lions fans present:

There are some awesome @britishandirishlions fans out here in NZ…

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There was great respect between the two teams with Dan Biggar and Jordie Barrett shaking hands at the full-time whistle after a hard-fought contest:

The British & Irish Lions gave a big thank you to all the supporters who have made the trip to New Zealand and made plenty of noise in Wellington during the game:

And there was a lovely moment as captain Rory Best was met by his family after the game:

The question that is now on everyone’s lips is who will be selected for the Second Test on Saturday. You can find out first on the Lions website and keep up-to-date with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest Lions news from New Zealand:

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