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Last Updated: Saturday July 09 2005 11:26 GMT

Rugby: Third Test loss for Lions

The British and Irish Lions have ended their tour in New Zealand without a single Test win over the All Blacks.

The Lions lost the third and final Test 38-19 in Auckland on Saturday. It followed a 21-3 defeat in Christchurch and 48-18 thumping in Wellington.

The All Blacks scored five tries in Saturday's match, including two from Tana Umaga. Lewis Moody went over late on for the battle-weary Lions.

It wasn't all bad, though. The Lions won seven out of their 11 tour matches.

In addition to the three Test matches, they were defeated by the New Zealand Maori.

The crowd and players started Saturday's match with a minute's silence for the victims of the London bombings.



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