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  1. Final score: Hurricanes 31-31 Lions
  2. Second Test on Saturday also takes place in Wellington
  3. Lions trail 1-0 in three-Test series
  4. Gibbins, Laumape, Goosen, Fifita tries, Barrett 4 cons, 1 pen
  5. Seymour 2, North tries, Biggar 2 cons & 4 pens for Lions
  6. Courtney Lawes - among those hoping to push Test claims - plays 55 mins

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

But that's it for us today. Thanks for joining me - not a bad way to start a Tuesday was it?

Join us on Saturday for - from the Lions' perspective - that must-win second Test, also from Wellington.

We'll be firing up the keyboards from 07:30 BST and we'll have loads of analysis from the likes of Ugo Monye and Paul Grayson, Chris Jones and co will be chipping in from the scene and I'll be your host and wordsmith.

See you then - and in the meantime, try not to get sin-binend at a crucial moment...

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The Henderson debate looks set to run and run - you can head over to the BBC rugby union Twitter account or the BBC Sport Facebook page if you want to continue with it!

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James Bowen: RE: Henderson - Yes he cost 14 points, but that was his value to the team OFF the pitch, must have a bench chance

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Geoff Smyth: The fact Gatland brought Lawes off and not Henderson shows his thoughts. If he had brought Henderson off the sin-bin goes away

Rob Woodger: Henderson and Lawes were awesome today. Big decisions for Gatland at the weekend. Can't help thinking "wasted call ups"

Simeon Ayling: "blotted his copybook"??? He cost the game. Hurricanes scored two tries when he was off the pitch for his lunacy.

The boss's view?

Lions head coach Warren Gatland on Sky Sports: That yellow card was going to be a penalty to us. It's been reversed, Iain Henderson has gone off reducing us to 14 men - and in that 10 minutes the game has gone.

Henderson carried really well for us. We thought he had got over from short range - that's nine times we have been held up on or over the line on this tour and not been awarded a try.

Henderson carried excellently and got in behind them, so did some other players.

What about Henderson?

Lawes' fellow lock Iain Henderson also impressed, carrying for a forwards-high 48 metres - but he blotted his copybook with that yellow card for a tip tackle as he was clearing out a ruck.

Like Lawes he is versatile enough to play blind-side as well as lock - has he done enough to also force himself into the reckoning?

Enough to book a Test spot?

Courtney Lawes went into the game being tipped as a possible for Saturday's second Test 23.

He was withdrawn - pre-emptively with Saturday in mind perhaps? - after 55 minutes during which he impressed with 10 carries, two defenders beaten and eight tackles.

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Nat Jenkins: the game was lost in those 10 minutes Henderson was off the field...silly errors cost points and the make prizes!

Dougie Watson: Henderson did a lot but to be sin binned and lose 14 points, does not get you a start against ABs

Chris Podd: For all the good work Henderson's done in this game, he has unfortunately cost the Lions a momentum building win

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Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Westpac stadium, Wellington

Despite his titanic performance, Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly for the Lions, and in the end a draw is a fair result.

However, despite his players clearly flagging, Gatland refused to empty his bench.

It means the topic of the "geography six" will again come up in the aftermath.

On the one hand, Gatland hasn't devalued the jersey by giving out caps easily; but on the other, the Lions drew a game they should have won.

Tartan Touch - boosting the Scottish game


"You don't need to be a 20-stone colossus to play rugby..."

Watch as former Scottish internationals Chris Paterson and Al Kellock (OK, he IS a colossus) introduce Tartan Touch - a scheme promoting the non-contact version of rugby to help grow the game north of the border.

Jonathan Sutherland takes on Tartan Touch, a new Scottish Rugby initiative

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British and Irish Lions captain Rory Best speaking to Sky Sports: You can't fault the effort, perhaps our composure a little bit. I don't know if it was a penalty but Iain Henderson was tremendous tonight and we have to be bigger than a yellow card.

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Missed drop-goal shot

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Dan Biggar for the victory.....

Nope, just short.

And the ball dribbles dead as the players drop to their knees in exhaustion.

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Turnover to the Lions!

Drop-goal territory?

Still we got on with the game in the balance...

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Lions are 35m out as Joe Marler gets his horns down and charges.

But Jack Nowell is held up on the next phase. He can't get to ground and we will restart with a Hurricanes scrum deep in their own territory.

We are in the red. Will they run for glory or kick to touch for an honourable draw?

The former I suspect.

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The Lions drive the maul up to the Hurricanes 10m line. It heaps up, but was not brought to ground illegally says the referee.

Jonathan Joseph steps and shuffles but cannot quite get clear.

Lions rolling through the phases in search of victory...

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Yep, penalty given against Ngani Laumape.

Dan Biggar boots up towards halfway. Rory Best will throw into the line-out.

Three to go. Can the tourists snatch victory?

Nial Foster

BBC Sport Northern Ireland at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Iain Henderson has beaten as many defenders and made more metres with the ball in hand than Julian Savea, what more does the Ulster man have to do to earn a place in Warren Gatland's Test squad?

Despite spending 10 minutes in the sin bin for dangerous play, the former Belfast Royal Academy workhorse was all over the pitch putting in a performance that All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick would be proud of.

The 25-year-old marries his childhood sweetheart six days after the Lions tour finishes. Based on today's performance, Saturday could be the first of a few big days in July for the 6ft 6in lock. Will Warren Gatland say 'yes' to a Test match selection?

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And now referee Romain Poite is reviewing a possible neck-roll by Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape...

This could be a penalty to give the Lions safe passage out from underneath their own posts.

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Knock-on by the Hurricanes right on the Lions line!


Iain Henderson trots back on to bring the tourists back up to full strength after his yellow card.

Have the Lions survived?

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The Hurricanes are up to within five as the forwards pick and go...

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Wes Goosen is hauled down as the Canes go wide, Vaea Fifita rumbles on.

Twenty metres to the Lions line...

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Ngani Laumape crashes through a hole, panic stations in the Lions defence.

A handling error is all that saves the tourists.

But they are still under the cosh, defending on their own 22m.

Thirty seconds to run on Iain Henderson sin-binning.

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Ugo Monye

Former Lions and England winger

Two needless penalties, one yellow card and two kicks the corner, two tries. Discipline is killing the Lions. They have not only brought the Hurricanes right back into this game at 31 all they've also invited the home crowd to get back on their feet and raise their voices.

Completely self inflicted by the Lions. We've seen countless times this tour that you can't switch off for a moment, let alone 10 minutes.

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Leigh Halfpenny spills a kick forward just outside his own 22m line under no pressure.

He throws the ball away in disgust as the whistle blows. The home crowd jeer.

Hurricanes with a scrum in a prime attacking position...

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Neil Leverett: Tragedy for Henderson. His binning could cost big time

John Reynolds: I said months ago Itoje & Henderson should be the 1st 2 names on the teamsheet. Seems like everyone now agrees

Jurgen D1984: Tommy Seymour could score 5 tries today and lay an golden egg #bbcrugby still wouldn't feature him in player watch!

Annabel Blackett: Seymour is on fiiiireeee. Let's get some more Scotland players on the pitch. It's clear they play well together

Converted Try - Hurricanes 31-31 Lions

Vaea Fifita (con Barrett)

Vaea Fifita celebrates

It is all square on the scoreboard heading into the final nine minutes.

But the Lions are one down in terms of manpower.

They are going to need something special to pull this out the fire...

Try review

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Vaea Fifita dives over. The Hurricanes players leap skyward in celebration.

It looks like a try in real time. What does it look like on video tape?

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An aimless kick from Dan Biggar and the Lions are pinned back once again.

The Hurricanes are up to within five...

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Wes Goosen (con Barrett)

The out-numbered Lions are out-flanked.

Replacement Wes Goosen hangs wide on the wing and Jordie Barrett has the vision and ability to pick him out, slinging the long mispass.

A stroll into the corner, a scamper round to improve the angle and the Lions are pegged back to within a converted try.

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The Hurricanes kick up to the Lions 22m. The line-out is safe and Ngani Laumape's charge is full-blooded.

They are up to within five...

Player watch - George North

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Ross Harries

Scrum V presenter at Westpac stadium, Wellington

North’s positive audition continues with another couple of trademark bullocking busts, scattering defenders in heavy traffic. His explosive power means he often makes extra yards beyond the tackle, carrying several defenders with him.

That’s when we need to see his fellow three-quarters running support lines off him. Were it not for a foot in touch, he’d have two tries in the bank.


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Iain Henderson is sent to the sin bin
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Iain Henderson has his crime pulled up on the big screen.

He has cleared Jordie Barrett out of the back of a ruck by picking up a leg and bringing the Hurricanes' full-back down on his shoulder.

The crowd are shouting for a red card. A little giddy that.

Referee Romain Poite instead opts for yellow.

The Lions are down to 14. A 14-point lead, 15 to go.

This could get tasty.

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Ben Sutton: Got to agree with Ugo Monye and Chris Jones, get Lawes and Henderson in the 23 for Saturday for Kruis and AWJ

Stephen Johnston: Hendo's on fire! George Kruis is terrified! Hendo's on fire!

Kate MacKenzie: Time to give the Scottish players some attention....Seymour TWO tries!

Try review

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Fans celebrate possible try
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George North stretches and gathers Jonathan Joseph's delicate dribbler of a chip behind and plunges over.

But is his foot in touch?

Yes, it is. The Canes - back up to a full XV - are still in it.

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Another delicious touch from Dan Biggar as he flicks on a pass down the blind-side channel to Leigh Halfpenny.

This is likely his last appearance of the tour. He has been excellent for this midweek side.

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Dan Biggar rifles a fine clearing kick up to halfway after Dan Cole goes digging at the breakdown and secures a turnover.

The Hurricanes still have a minute to go on Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi's sin-binning.

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Chris Jones

BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Westpac stadium, Wellington

Courtney Lawes coming off after 50 odd minutes is a big indication of Warren Gatland's thinking ahead of the weekend.

But if Lawes is going to sneak into the 23, should Iain Henderson as well?