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Summary

  1. Final score: Lions 15-30 New Zealand
  2. All Blacks lead three-match series 1-0
  3. O'Brien, Webb tries, Farrell con & pen for Lions
  4. Taylor, Ioane 2 tries, Barrett 3 cons & 3 pens for New Zealand
  5. New Zealand's last loss at Eden Park was in 1994

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

New Zealand 30-15 British and Irish Lions

Westpac Stadium
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On to The Cake Tin then.

The Westpac Stadium in Wellington will host the second Test next Saturday with the Lions left with no room for error.

The Lions will play the Hurricanes at the same venue on Tuesday in the final midweek fixture.

They gave it a damn good poke, but against the best team in the world the Lions have come up short in the Test opener.

See you later.

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Where do the Lions go from here?

What changes should Warren Gatland make for the second Test in Wellington?

Can the All Black machine be stopped?

You have heard the pundits give their thoughts, you can have your say on BBC Radio 5 live's Lions Social.

Sonja McLaughlan will be taking your calls from 12:00 BST.

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Malcolm Knox: Sexton, AWJ, out for sure. Pity no Launch/J Gray to go to. Bring Henshaw in to the mix. Russell to start midweek

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Liam Williams good but Hogg's creative spark and electrifying pace sorely missed.

Anon via text

'Guys have to impress on Tuesday'

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Gatland on selection for the second Test: "It's a bit early to speculate for that. We've got a game to prepare for on Tuesday and the guys will feel they have to go out and impress."

'There are things we can fix'

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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland speaking to Sky Sports: "The message was things we can fix - we switched off for a quick tap at the try, the ball's gone through Liam Williams' hands and Ioane scored, and a scrum penalty that they took advantage from.

"No excuse in terms of the result. The All Blacks were very direct, better than us at the breakdown and we missed opportunities - all things we can fix.

"We created chances and shifted the ball pretty well. They didn't come out and play champagne rugby, they were very direct off nine.

"We were looking to get the upper hand up front, but in fairness to them they got it today."

Trust in Gat?

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Maro Itoje
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Back in 1907 Charles Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton pointed out that the average of all the entries in a ‘guess the weight of the ox’ competition at a country fair was amazingly accurate – beating not only most of the individual guesses, but also those of alleged cattle experts.

It was the start of the 'wisdom of crowds' theory - that a group's average judgement converges on the right solution.

Anyway.

It was interesting to note that BBC Sport users who had a bash on our Lions XV selector before kick-off had a difference of opinion with Warren Gatland over second row.

Maro Itoje - who started on the bench today - was picked in 75% of the teams selected.

By contrast, Gatland's preference - Alun Wyn Jones - was chosen to partner George Kruis in just 26% of teams.

Kruis hardly had a stormer though.

Read more here.

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Which changes - if any - would you make for next week then if you were Warren Gatland?

Does Maro Itoje edges out one of George Kruis or Alun Wyn Jones in the second row?

Does Liam Williams drop for Rieko Ioane's second try cancel out his brilliance for Sean O'Brien's score?

Did Rhys Webb's sniping cameo earn him a starting slot?

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Awesome supporters on both sides tonight! #LionsNZ2017 #NZLvBIL

Awesome supporters on both sides tonight! #LionsNZ2017 #NZLvBIL

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Chris Sutton, Taunton: Don't be too frightened, Brian Moore, Lions are likely to get better too.

DG: I'd say they were better with Carter and of course McCaw with all his underhand tactics, but KP still has a point

Anon: The Lions is an outdated concept. The idea that a scratch team can beat the best team in the world is fanciful. England or Ireland alone would have done better today, probably Wales too.

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The All Blacks are still paying back the love of their public, with a bit spare for their British guests as well.

Beauden Barrett is risking repetitive strain injury on his selfie-taking thumb as he poses for snaps with fans of both allegiances.

Sam Whitelock is also doing the rounds while Sam Kane scribbles his name on some flags.

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Nick Hughes: The Lions know they need to improve, and will, but so will the #AllBlacksundefined It's their second game together this year

Daniel Lewis: Can't see any way Lions can win the series now

Carl Jones: all the positive comments after losing won't balance untaken chances...again and again by the Lions....not so NZ

Will ABs ever lose at Eden Park?

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Ross Harries

Scrum V presenter at Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand haven’t lost at Eden Park for nearly a quarter of a century, and on this kind of form, you’ll wonder if they ever will again.

The Lions played their part in a test match of ferocious intensity, but other than a period towards the end of the first half – they never looked like winning.

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'I thought the Lions played outstandingly'

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New Zealand skippper Kieran Read speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a hell of a Test match. We were really tested in the first half and just early in the second half. I thought they played outstandingly. There were two skilful teams, working hard for each other.

"There were a few switches in momentum out there. We will go into next week, the same as this one."

'We have to be more clinical'

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Peter O'Mahony
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Lions skipper Peter O'Mahony speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought we had an excellent first half and created plenty of chances. We probably missed one in the first half and here in the second.

"We are happy with the opportunities we created. Our discipline wasn't where it should be, we conceded double figures in penalties.

"We have to regroup, have a good look at that and move on now.

"We have got to be a little bit more clinical, we are making some good breaks we just have to finish them off."

O'Mahony said that he did not feel that a 15-point margin of defeat was a fair reflection of the match, pointing out the Rieko Ioane's second try came from a fortunate bounce and that the Lions missed a couple of chances.

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'Lions inquest will be tough'

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Paul Grayson

Former Lions and England fly-half

A chastening experience for the Lions players and management and no doubt the supporters as well.

Up against an All Black team who continue to set the standards for all others to aspire to they simply had no answer to some of the brilliance on display and even though the Lions finish with consolation score the inquest will be tough.

On the bright side there were moments when the Lions created space and scored a fabulous try from their own line, but that is never going to be enough against a team who are simply better than everybody else.

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Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Eden Park, Auckland

Warren Gatland said this series was all about the Test matches, and despite the late consolation try the scoreline is a brutal one for the Lions.

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The Lions did plenty of good things with the ball in hand - scoring a magnificent try - but they were bossed at the breakdown and at the set-piece, areas they would have hoped to be dominant.

On top of that the All Blacks were their usual ruthless self; three chances, three tries.

Picking the Lions players up from this will be the big challenge ahead of the second Test in Wellington.

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Frightening thing is that New Zealand are likely to get better over the next two games.

Ugo Monye live on BBC Sport Facebook

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Former Lion Ugo Monye is live on the BBC Sport Facebook page answering your questions about that incident-packed match and how the series hangs.

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Converted try - New Zealand 30-15 British and Irish Lions

Rhys Webb (con Farrell)

Webb repeats his trick - another dummy and spurt - and it is too flashy for Scott Barrett, who can't keep him out from close range.

Owen Farrell pots the extras but it is all academic for this week.

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Rhys Webb dummies and darts, Jonathan Davies carries up to within a yard...

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The Lions are repelled from the line-out, but still have possession and field position with a scrum just inside the Kiwi 22m.

Another penalty. And Sexton kicks for the corner as the hooter sounds...

Standing ovation for Read

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Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Eden Park, Auckland

Kieran Read has just had a standing ovation from every Kiwi in Eden Park.

Considering he has been out for eight weeks, that is a staggering individual performance from the All Blacks skipper.

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Replacement

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Off comes Kieran Read after topping the Kiwi carry charts with 18 rumbles.

He is replaced by Scott Barrett.

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Wyatt Crockett concedes a penalty as he has a nip too many on the floor.

Johnny Sexton spirals down into the New Zealand 22m.

Can the Lions pack rev up the driving maul for a consolation score to set down a marker for next week?

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Lions had 4 chances and score once. NZ are 3 from 3. There's the difference #ABvBIL

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Warren Gatland looks on from inside his perspex cube of emotion.

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There have been some exciting moments from the Lions - another just then as Kyle Sinckler gets the thighs pumping in openfield - but the All Blacks have been better at the hard grind and brutal percentages.

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Chris Harvey: Lions create four clear chances, get over the line once. All Blacks create three, finish them all. The only difference.

Rae: NZ v Lions - mistake after mistake by the Lions, you can't do that against a 3rd tier team much less NZ, selections proving wrong

Harry Freeman: Tired of hearing about how no. hemisphere can't match southern. ABs have played many games together...this Lion team....6

GOAT?

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Federer, Woods, Ronaldo, All Blacks - same level! We must all just appreciate them & admire their dominance!

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen says this All Blacks side are among the greatest of all time...

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Converted try - New Zealand 30-8 Lions

Rieko Ioane (con Barrett)

That's that.

An opportunistic strike from nowhere from the hosts as Rieko Ioane chases up TJ Perenara's box-kick, watches as Liam Williams lets it slip between his outstretched arms and then motors past Elliot Daly and into the corner.

Ioane made Daly - one of the fastest players in the Lions squad - look like he was trudging through treacle in clown-size wellies.

Terrific gas and two more points from Beauden Barrett as well.

Rieko Ioane
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Ken Owens - on for Jamie George - fails to find George Kruis with his first act on the pitch.

Rhys Webb has replaced Conor Murray as well as scrum-half.

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A little bit of All Black inaccuracy as Codie Taylor's throw into the line-out is squint and Sam Kane is pinged for blocking off a tackler.

Johnny Sexton kicks superbly into the New Zealand 22m and suddenly the Lions have a platform to get back into the game...

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Maro Itoje with a prime piece of line-out cat-burglary.

The Lions lock snatches Codie Taylor's dart in front of Brodie Retallick to throw his side a lifeline.

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'All Blacks think game is safe'

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Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Eden Park, Auckland

For all their spark counter-attacking, the Lions haven't been able to get parity - let alone dominance - up front. Rolling maul has been non-existent.

And the fact Cruden went for the corner there is a sign the All Blacks think - or know - the game is safe.

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TJ Perenara - on for Aaron Smith - spills forward as he attempts to dart over the final metre.

But the All Blacks have the penalty advantage in their back pocket.

With the Lions wobbling like a Mortal Kombat victim, Kieran Read opts for the killer move and calls for the kick to the corner.

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Henry Taylor-Gill: Northern hemisphere rugby doesn't come close to this level of skill. Not in the DNA. Think All Blacks could run away with this now

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Anthony Watson spills forward off a rotten pass just outside his own 22m.

Beauden Barrett smiles as he trots up from full-back to slap his forwards on the back.

All Blacks engaging cruise control.

Penalty - New Zealand 23-8 Lions

Beauden Barrett

Over it goes and the Lions are going to have to roll the dice and throw caution to the wind.

Beauden Barrett
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