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Match Highlights: Blues 22-16 Lions

Take a look at the match highlights from the second match of the 2017 Tour as the Lions travelled to Auckland to face the Blues at Eden Park.

A late try from Ihaia West gave the Blues a 22-16 win over The British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in an entertaining game in Auckland.

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Despite heavy rain before kick-off and late in the first half, both teams were keen to run the ball, and it was the home side who got on the board first through winger Rieko Ioane out wide.

The Lions responded, showing their strength up front with a powerful rolling maul, finished off by CJ Stander, who dotted down on debut.

Leigh Halfpenny’s conversion, followed by a penalty, made it 10-5 to the Lions on the stroke of half-time, but the Blues then struck in slightly fortuitous circumstances, Sonny Bill Williams touching down after a penalty had come back off the post to lead 12-10 at the break.

The Blues scored first in the second half with a penalty from West to make it 15-10, but the Lions then started to take control.

Two penalties from Halfpenny pushed the Lions back in front heading into the last ten minutes, but it was the Blues who had the final say, with West finishing a brilliant try after good work by Williams in the build-up.

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