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Best of social media reaction from the third Test: New Zealand 15-15 British & Irish Lions

Best of social media reaction from the third Test: New Zealand 15-15 British & Irish Lions

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The British & Irish Lions came from behind in the series and the third Test to earn a 1-1 draw after an epic encounter in Auckland.

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Up against a New Zealand team who had won 38 Tests in a row at Eden Park, the Lions trailed 12-6 at half-time, and were three points down with four minutes remaining.

But Owen Farrell stepped up and held his nerve at the death to clinch the 15-15 draw in the match and the series.

It was the second time in Lions history that they have drawn a series – after the 1955 Tour to South Africa – and inevitably it sparked a lot of reaction on social media.

Here’s a selection of some of the best reactions:

 

There was incredible support for the Lions in the stands, Auckland really was turned red:

The Lions trailed 12-6 at half-time, but it could have been more as New Zealand created a number of chances. One of the key men for Neil Back was skipper Sam Warburton:

Elliot Daly’s kick put the Lions back to within three points, getting the seal of approval from Dafydd James:

It was all to play for and Owen Farrell kicked the decisive penalty, Iain Balshaw loved it!

In the end it finished a draw, with plenty of Lions from yesteryear having their say:

It wasn’t just Lions watching on, former South Africa No 8 Pierre Spies chimed with his thoughts on the game:

After an unbelievable series, there was clearly huge respect between the teams at the final whistle:

A special moment for Taulupe Faletau after the game celebrating on the pitch with his son:

Jerome Kaino and Ben Te’o after the game, immense respect between the players:

The Lions second row after a huge shift:

😍Your second row….#761 and #825 – master and the apprentice? #LionsNZ2017

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The Lions front row who started all three Tests – what an effort from those guys:

More shots of the players in the changing rooms:

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God is good!!! Honour and pleasure!

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Tadhg Furlong stops to take a selfie with some lucky fans after the game!

πŸ’ͺ”He’s mighty and strong”πŸ’ͺ #LionsNZ2017 #818

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Kieran Read and Sam Warburton lifted the trophy together after the game:

10 matches. One epic finale #LionsNZ2017 #AllForOne #NZLvBIL

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And a great shot of the Lions and All Blacks on the stage:

πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ’―#LionsNZ2017 #NZLvBIL #AllForOne #Lions #Rugby #NewZealand

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Respect between the two teams after the series:

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