People asked me whether leading the side out would be my proudest moment, but it was actually leading them off.
The 48-18 second Test defeat was one tough game, we were playing probably the best team in the world and they gave us a real lesson.
Despite the scoreboard, though, I never really felt that the game had slipped away from us.
Sometimes on a rugby field you can see heads dropping and people giving up, but that didn't happen once with any one of the side.
I don't know if I'll ever get over last week's first Test defeat in Christchurch, but I can easily get over this one.
We'd made a pledge to each other that we would not make the same mistake as in Canterbury where we came off saying 'what if', and feeling we hadn't really done much.
I don't fear failure or losing, I fear not trying, and not for one minute of the 80 did the guys not try.
There were people dead out on the floor, but still wanting to get back up and into the game.
We set out our stall to play for each other and did everything we could to turn them over, but sometimes you've just got to stick your hand up and say you were beaten by the better team on the day.
Thomas's team-mates, such as Jonny Wilkinson, took a battering
It was a great start with my try and for 10 minutes we were really on top of them - we knew how crucial it was to lay down the challenge and show we were here to play rugby.
But the game is played over 80 minutes and you can't deny that they were better over that period.
I don't think there's much doubt that New Zealand are the best team in the world and lethal from one to 22, but I don't feel there's a big gap between the northern and southern hemispheres.
I don't want to use the fact that we're drawn from four different countries as an excuse because that's what the Lions are all about and other tourists have overcome that difficulty.
We did try a more adventurous approach this time, something that has been successful for Wales this season.
But the way Wales play has taken three-to-four years to develop and it's difficult to achieve in three-to-four weeks.
It's all about next week now, playing for the traditions of the Lions and for the badge.
We're under no illusions. New Zealand played the perfect game in Wellington, but they're more than capable of repeating that performance.
I'm not leaving this country without giving everything
I wouldn't take the field if I didn't think we could win - and neither would any of the other players.
Everyone in this tour party is from a different background, but we all play rugby because we're proud people.
We've got to go away, analyse the match, and come back with something special.
I'm not leaving this country without giving everything.