OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions SECOND TEST MATCH THREAD

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comets wrote:
Last Line wrote:Massive respect to the AB's. Great effort with 14. The missed kicks were fatal after SBW card

Seems like there were some afters at the end in the tunnel? what happened?
13, Ioane was barely in it.
Bring back Julian
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Jake wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:
Jake wrote:My ratings.

All LIons 10 bar....

Mako 0

Itoje 100/10- immortalised today, incredible.
Read above, Jake. He wasn't good apparently.
Matey, that was one of the best performances I've ever seen by a Lion, but f*ck that, all heros and a team game.
:thumbup: I thought he was unreal.
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ABs did very well with just 14 men for so long - just run out of steam in the last 15. Just goes to show what a fantastic side they are.

Lions' discipline was a huge issue (13 pens, 10 kickable) - Vunipola nearly cost us the game. He'll be a lucky man if he starts next week.

Hope conditions are better next week - very wet out there today.

Excellent result for the tour.
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Itoje played well but absolute penalty machine- offside constantly.
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FujiKiwi wrote:Well played Lions. Totally deserved win. :thumbup:
Thank you. Not sure about "totally", overjoyed with the win, very very pleased for the players who've taken a lot of shit. NZ even with 14 for over half the game were very smart when we were very rudderless. Tense stuff. Thanks.
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MaccTaff wrote:Who got MOTM?
Well we all know who the most influential man of the match was.
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Vunipola during the closing stages


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Sexton made errors but got the back line moving. He can do things Farrell can't. It will be interesting what they go for in the 3rd Test. The All Blacks will run all day at 12. But we can score tries against them and we need tries.
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The 4 tackles in a row in the last 10 were utterly stunning.
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DOB wrote:
Toro wrote:For what it's worth I don't think Garces got anything wrong today, he let no one hang around the ruck area and was pretty good on the offside line. Don't think either could complain about him, definitely not Nz fans as apart from the card I thought we very much got the rub, but the lions discipline was very average and they are offside way too much.

I think both sets of fans could agree the last penalty was incredibly harsh to lose a game on, unfortunately to the letter it's a penalty. Either way they were storming into our half and with a man down we would've been stretched again or possibly given a penalty away for something else.

Happy for Lions fans, roller coaster tour for you and no one gets to celebrate a victory against the All Blacks IN NZ very often. We have a series on our hands. 😓😅
Very much this. I'd be pissed off if my side lost to it, but at the same time, it was Lions attacking ball in the red zone, at a time when they'd finally remembered how to keep the ball the way they did in the opening quarter. Who know what would have happened 3 phases later?
Yeah ABs were totally scrambling and out of it by that stage.
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Jake wrote:Just reading the Kiwi posters comments; wonderful grace and classy sportsmanship lads.

:thumbup:

Amazing game.
And takes it to a decider. Which is not really what I wanted but :lol: :lol:
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Hawk97 wrote:Warren: "I'm a pretty happy clown"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

Hahaha, not his biggest fan by any means but I'm delighted for him
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vh5150 wrote:Despite being one man down this a test the ABs should have won. Remarkable.
woulda coulda shoulda ;) Tis the Lions day.
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Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Jake

You are responding to Mr. CP
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Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Keith is losing it. Armchair is saying Sexton was shite. Dai is bigging up Warbs. I want to use my ban now Jake.
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Itoje and Faz had huge games tonight.
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Oh well, coulda woulda shoulda. I thought they still could have won. I wasn't worried about the red. Shit happens, it was a justified red under the current regulations. Thought those 2 Barrett misses would be costly but really defensively not accurate enough in the last 15mins. Laumape was pretty useless but I could understand why they brought him on.

Lions deserved winners. They were in danger of throwing it away for a while there but eventually came right with 2 good tries scored.. Well done Gatland and his team. Always had a hunch this tour would resemble '93. Hopefully the ABs turn up next week.
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Toro wrote:For what it's worth I don't think Garces got anything wrong today, he let no one hang around the ruck area and was pretty good on the offside line. Don't think either could complain about him, definitely not Nz fans as apart from the card I thought we very much got the rub, but the lions discipline was very average and they are offside way too much.

I think both sets of fans could agree the last penalty was incredibly harsh to lose a game on, unfortunately to the letter it's a penalty. Either way they were storming into our half and with a man down we would've been stretched again or possibly given a penalty away for something else.

Happy for Lions fans, roller coaster tour for you and no one gets to celebrate a victory against the All Blacks IN NZ very often. We have a series on our hands. 😓😅
Good post. This +1. The ABs had their chances to win the game. The Lions took their chances this time. End of.

Congrats to the Lions and their fans.

See you next weekend :thumbup:
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Rieko's best chance was when ALB threw him a shocker of a pass 78 minutes in. Rieko dropped it.

It was all on with a decent ball.
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What was the red card for?
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armchair pundit wrote:OBrien had to be MOM. Brilliant. Lions legend.
He's some rugby player. One of the best ever.
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comets wrote:Image
Huge pic. Disgusting piece of play, complete thuggery. Lined him up and thought he would get away with it.
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Clogs wrote:What was the red card for?
Armless tackle into the face.
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Whats with that weird ginger kid outside the window of the sky commentary box. Creepy little fùck
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Cabbage wrote:Vunipola during the closing stages


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Marshall Banana wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:Itoje, SOB, Sex/Faz :thumbup:
Itoje? He kept us in the game!

Go on this will be interesting.
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Marshall Banana wrote:
fishooks15 wrote:No idea why Cruden was brought on so early , he was gash
What?

Did you watch the game? Did you miss Naholo getting knocked out?
It was a swinging arm from Sean O'Brien that did it.

We might still hear more about it.
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Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Read, yes. Hansen, no. Said the ref got the SBW red wrong without actually saying it when it was one of the more obvious red card offences you will ever see. Dick of a man.
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Clogs wrote:What was the red card for?
Stupidity.
comets wrote:Image
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fudge it. Can't win em all.

But we won the Americas Cup!
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comets wrote:Image
Ooof, Allah will have a few words for him about that.
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Marshall Banana wrote:Rieko's best chance was when ALB threw him a shocker of a pass 78 minutes in. Rieko dropped it.

It was all on with a decent ball.
Yep. Just groaned when I saw that. Finally the kind of break the ABs should convert. Didn't have his best game ALB. Missed the key tackle as the Lions went forward for their first try as well. But he'll be the better player for it going forward...
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The weather played a big part. Lions would've won by 20 on a dry night.
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Keith wrote:
Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Read, yes. Hansen, no. Said the ref got the SBW red wrong without actually saying it when it was one of the more obvious red card offences you will ever see. Dick of a man.


The ref got the elbow to Naholo wrong too agree ?
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quinnell is such a legend :lol:
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Clog50Percent wrote:
Keith wrote:
Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Read, yes. Hansen, no. Said the ref got the SBW red wrong without actually saying it when it was one of the more obvious red card offences you will ever see. Dick of a man.


The ref got the elbow to Naholo wrong too agree ?
:?
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armchair pundit wrote:OBrien had to be MOM. Brilliant. Lions legend.
He's some rugby player. One of the best ever.
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Jake wrote:
Keith wrote:Hansen came across as an arse in his after match interview. Dick of a man.
He and Read were absolute class in defeat.
Yes they were. :thumbup:
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armchair pundit wrote:quinnell is such a legend :lol:
I liked the bit where he called Beauden Barrett "Brad Barritt" the best :lol:
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