New Zealand outclass British and Irish Lions in first Test at Eden Park

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First Test, Auckland
New Zealand (13) 30
Tries: Taylor, Ioane 2 Cons: Barrett 3 Pens: Barrett 3
Lions (8) 15
Tries: O’Brien, Webb Con: Farrell Pen: Farrell

New Zealand snuffed out the British and Irish Lions’ hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display at Eden Park to take what looks like an iron grip on the three-Test series.

A breathless match had been poised at 13-8 at half-time, Codie Taylor’s brilliant pick-up bringing the All Blacks’ opening try before the Lions struck back with a wonderful length-of-field effort begun by Liam Williams deep in his own 22 and finished by Sean O’Brien.

But after the Lions had gone close early in the second period, the home side struck again through Rieko Ioane’s try in the corner after more quick thinking and fast hands.