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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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    Chris Jones

    BBC 5 live rugby union reporter at Eden Park, Auckland

    Lions had plenty of ball, but lacked a cutting edge. Blues had it in spades. Could be the story of the tour.

  2. Bye for now

    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Which all makes Saturday even bigger....

    The Lions take on the Crusaders - who have not lost a match all season.

    It has been dubbed the fourth Test.

    It does not get any easier.

    See you there.

  3. Down, but not out

    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

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    The Lions trudge off having copped their first defeat of the tour in their first real test.

    There were plus points. They were better than Saturday. They dominated in the scrum and the line-out was solid.

    But the skill and the fight in the Blues exposed what a mammoth task they have in front of them.

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  4. 'Great game from both teams'

    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Former All Black scrum-half Piri Weepu enjoyed that one...

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  5. 'We will improve'

    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Warren Gatland

    British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland speaking to Sky Sports: "It felt like there were lots of positives from today, our set-pieces were good but we will need to impress on the team the need to focus on the penalty concession. If we can halve that it will make a big difference.

    "We need to stop the offload game - we know how dangerous that can be.

    "That try on half-time was pretty unlucky. I think if we tighten up in a couple of areas to maintain that pressure we can get that momentum back.

    "We have improved from the opening game with the time we have spent together and we will improve again before Saturday."

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

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    Ugo Moyes is taking your questions and giving his judgement on the morning's action over on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Dig in.

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Leigh Halfpenny and Justin Tipuric stand dejected

    Dave Sommerville: Critics will pour firth the vitriol but this was a class Blues team feasting many All Blacks - and it's still early days

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

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    Harlequins resident Kiwi Nick Evans says keeping the ball in hand is essential against New Zealand sides.

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    Ugo Monye

    Former Lions and England winger

    Well a tough tour just got tougher. The impact of the Lions losing to the Blues cannot be underestimated.

    Winning is everything on these tours but a performance was a bare minimum. Unfortunately, and more so in the second half, we didn't get either.

    Congratulations to the Auckland Blues on a fantastic game - a once in a lifetime opportunity was grabbed with both hands.

    Under the tutelage of Tana Umaga we should've expected their team to be emotionally on the edge, well-drilled and powerful. They were all those things.

    Saturday's game, against the best franchise of the era in the Crusaders this Saturday, is a must win. Not quite panic stations but the Lions need to get this tour back on track in Canterbury.

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    British and Irish Lions players stand dejected after the tour match

    Ugo Monye - a tryscorer in the Lions' third Test win over the Springboks in 2009 - is giving us his view on today's defeat for Lions shortly.

    You can get across and ask Ugo your questions via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    British and Irish Lions captain Ken Owens speaking to Sky Sports: "I think our discipline lost the game. We gave away a lot of penalties and our contact areas in first and second phase, especially in the first half. The speed of the game is quick, but I think we are matching them physically, our attacking shape was better than on Saturday.

    We are disappointed, but we go on to the next game. We are going to have to be harsh on ourselves and get our tour back on track on Saturday.

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Tana Umaga high-fives his way out of his coaching box. Warren Gatland takes a long, hard look down onto the pitch.

    The Lions were steady and assured, but the Blues moments of magic - Reiko Ioane to the fore - took the day.

    The Lions will need some of that magic if they are to compete on this tour, never mind the Tests.

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    Steve Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby producer at Eden Park, Auckland

    Blues players celebrate

    One of the locals just walked past with a simple message for the Lions. "All the best for the next one," he said. "That's our worst franchise."

  14. Full-time

    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Ihaia West of the Blues celebates
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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Overthrown!

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Penalty Lions!

    I'm not sure why. Johnny Sexton is not asking either. He kicks to the corner.

    Rolling maul over the line and the touchline conversion for victory?

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    Ugo Monye

    Former Lions and England winger

    That try is about main man Sonny Bill Williams again! Pure class to bisect the Lions defence from 60 metres out! Pace, skill and X-factor. The hallmarks of All Black rugby

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    The Blues DO win the line-out.

    And they are eating up the clock with slow one-out runners on their own 22m.

    A minute left...

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    Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

    Penalty Blues!

    Joe Marler gets separated from his team-mates and is tied up by Akira Ioane.

    The Blues boot up to their own 22m line.

    Claim this line-out and it might be curtains for the Lions.