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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 July, 2005, 09:04 GMT 10:04 UK
Clockwatch: NZ 38-19 Lions
All the action from the third Test as the Lions lose 38-19 to the All Blacks in Auckland.


FULL-TIME: New Zealand 38-19 Lions


80 mins: The final whistle goes and the Lions slump to a 3-0 series whitewash.

79 mins: TRY New Zealand 38-19 Lions Again the Lions are let down by their back play and Greenwood's pass is plucked out of the air by Rico Gear. The pacey wing has been quiet in this third Test but he shows his undoubted class with a fine kick forward and he pounces to seal the Lions fate. McAlister adds the conversion.

78 mins: The Lions, belligerent till the end, try another catch and drive after Jones kicks a penalty into touch. The ball eventually is spread wide and Lewsey looks to make inroads but Umaga wraps him with a typically robust tackle and the move ends.

75 mins: Martyn Williams replaces Moody for a long-awaited Test appearance.

73 mins: The New Zealand backs look slick again with the help of some nice hands from Rico Gear and the Lions, Lewsey and Horgan especially, defend well to keep them out.

71 mins: A long New Zealand kick forward is meekly spilled into touch by Lewsey and the look on his face sums up how this tour has gone.

70 mins: Byrne comes off for Bulloch and for the first time in this Test series, a Scot is on the field for the Lions.

69 mins: The game loses some of its intensity as both sides make a host of substitutions.

67 mins: Martin Corry comes on for Ryan Jones.

66 mins: New Zealand look to score with a chip over the top into the in-goal area but Horgan is there to clear up.

65 mins: Ronan O'Gara replaces Murphy, who was holding his shoulder after the So'oialo tackle.

61 mins: Marshall leads another New Zealand attack and the Lions are penalised for pulling back support runners off the ball. The penalty is reversed after another piece of indiscipline from the home side as advantage is played. So'oialo is lucky not to be sin-binned for a dreadful late challenge on Murphy as the Irish full-back kicks clear.

60 mins: The Lions re-start is a shambles with no-one taking responsibility for catching McAlister's kick. Sivivatu does get the ball and charges forward but the Lions hold out.

59 mins: TRY New Zealand 31-19 Lions
Again Jones goes for the lineout and this time the tourists do drive over for the try. Moody is the man who comes up with the ball. Jones kicks the conversion.

58 mins: From the five-metre scrum, the Lions still pressurise and Dawson is taken out by Williams when he ready to pass from a ruck.

55 mins: Jones goes for touch twice after offences from the home side. From the second five-metre lineout the Lions drive for the line and crash over but the video referee says the ball is held up.

54 mins: New Zealand look to have scored again when Sivivatu touches down from a fine kick forward from lock Chris Jack no less but play is brought back however after the intervention from touch judge Stuart Dickinson. Collins is pulled up for a shoulder charge on Jones without the ball and is sin-binned.

51 mins: Thomas comes off for Ireland's Shane Horgan.

50 mins: The Lions look to threaten and after gaining the penalty, Jones goes for touch rather than goal. But the lineout is a mess and the chance goes begging.

49 mins: Graham Rowntree and Matt Dawson come on for Jenkins and Peel.

48 mins: TRY New Zealand 31-12 Lions
The All Blacks are camped in the 22 again and helped by some quick ball, substitute scrum-half Justin Marshall delivers a flat ball to Umaga and he crashes over for his second try. McAlister kicks the extras.

46 mins: The Lions are very sloppy at their own scrum and Kelleher takes advantage. The ball ominously goes through the New Zealand backs and wing Sitiveni Sivivatu winds up for the line but he is bundled out of bounds by Mark Cueto and Moody.

45 mins: Keven Mealamu is not having it all his own way at the lineout and Paul O'Connell nicks the throw.

43 mins: McAlister, who has filled the fly-half role with authority and skill, kicks deep and Lewsey launches a counter attack. The Wasps man kicks forward but he looks to be taken out off the ball.

40 mins: McAlister starts the second half for New Zealand, who have replaced Lauaki with Marty Holah. So'oialo moves to number eight with Holah takes the open-side berth.


HALF-TIME: New Zealand 24-12 Lions


40 mins: Kaplan blows the whistle for half-time and the players trudge off to the tunnel.

38 mins: TRY New Zealand 24-12 Lions
After a series of messy scrums, the All Blacks show the clinical back play that has characterised the series. McAlister makes a lovely break through the red defensive wall, Umaga is in support and cruises over for the try. McAlister adds the conversion.

37 mins: The All Blacks pile forward from the penalty. McAlister chips forward and Lewsey looks to have made the mark but he knocks on.

36 mins: Thomas gives away penalty when he is harshly adjudged to have made a tackle when the ball was not out. Kaplan's decision is not received well by the Lions fans.

33 mins: The Lions forwards do some good work at the tackle area and turn over the ball on the 40-metre line. Jones goes for his fifth penalty but he does not connect with it properly and it hits the posts.

30 mins: The Lions briefly threaten on the New Zealand 22 but Jones knocks on.

28 mins: As the rain starts to lash down at Eden Park, Umaga almost intercepts a Will Greenwood pass which would have led to a simple try. The Lions back play is again looking ponderous and predictable.

26 mins: Geordan Murphy tries to make things happen and breaks a couple of tackles to launch a Lions attack. The move comes to an end when the tourists concede at the ruck and New Zealand then pile forward.

23 mins: PENALTY New Zealand 17-12 Lions
All Blacks scrum-half Byron Kelleher tries to counter attack but Lewsey wraps him up. The ball is not released and Jones continues his fine kicking to keep the Lions in touch.

20 mins: PENALTY New Zealand 17-9 Lions
Lions prop Julian White is pulled up for losing his binding in the scrum on halfway. Referee Jonathan Kaplan marches New Zealand forward for descent and McAlister gratefully kicks the three points.

15 mins: PENALTY New Zealand 14-9 Lions
So'oialo is penalised for tackling Peel from an offside position as the Lions try a rolling maul. Jones kicks the points to restore some confidence.

14 mins: TRY New Zealand 14-6 Lions
New Zealand do not look like they are a man down and are on the attack again. McAlister produces a deft grubber kick to the in-ball area. Dwayne Peel looks to have the situation under control but as he is about to pick up the ball Rodney So'oialo seems to stamp on his ankle. Peel spills the ball and Ali Williams touches down with McAlister kicking the conversion.

10 mins: TRY New Zealand 7-6 Lions
Lions joy is shortlived however as Sione Lauaki starts a New Zealand attack. The ball is spread wide and centre Conrad Smith weaves his way through the Lions defence to score. McAlister adds the extras.

9 mins: PENALTY New Zealand 0-6 Lions
Tana Umaga is penalised for lying over the ball to stop the attack and the skipper is sin-binned. Jones kicks the easy penalty.

8 mins: Lead by another charge from the impressive Josh Lewsey, the Lions pile forward and Gethin Jenkins continues the attack but is brought down before the line. The ball is spread wide and Donncha O'Callaghan spurns a three-man overlap and is just held up.

6 mins: The Lions are able to keep hold of the ball and go through the phases but cannot find a way through the New Zealand defence.

5 mins: Geordan Murphy tries an up-and-under from midfield but it just goes straight up in the air and it puts his side under pressure.

3 mins: PENALTY New Zealand 0-3 Lions
Shane Byrne finds his man at the first lineout and New Zealand give away the penalty for offside as the tourists get the shove on. Jones kicks the points.

1 min: Jones produces a fine kick-off and unsurprisingly Lewis Moody is first to the ball. The Lions look to set up an attack but there is a knock on in the ruck and fly-half Luke McAlister clears.

0810 BST: As a slight drizzle starts to fall, Welsh fly-half Stephen Jones gets the match underway.

0807 BST: Both sides line up for the pre-match songs and the New Zealand haka is then drowned out by impressive 'Lions' chants from the away support.

0804 BST: A perfectly-observed minute's silence is held as a mark of respect for the victims of the London bombings.

0802 BST: All Blacks skipper Tana Umaga runs out onto the Eden Park field, closely followed by the rest of his team.

0800 BST: Gum shield hanging out, Gareth Thomas leads the Lions out for the final time on this New Zealand tour. The team immediately go into a huddle and Thomas delivers a final few words.

0753 BST: The players are going through their final preparations on what seems a dry night in Auckland, although showers are expected later.


New Zealand: Muliaina; Gear, Smith, Umaga (capt), Sivivatu; McAlister, Kelleher; Lauaki, So'oialo, Collins; Williams, Jack; Somerville, Mealamu, Woodcock.
Replacements: Witcombe, Johnstone, Ryan, Holah, Marshall, Evans, Howlett.

British & Irish Lions: Murphy; Cueto, Greenwood, Thomas (capt), Lewsey; Jones, Peel; Jenkins, Byrne, White; O'Callaghan, O'Connell; Easterby, Moody, Jones.
Replacements: Bulloch, Rowntree, Corry, Williams, Dawson, O'Gara, Horgan.




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VOTE RESULTS
What was the main reason for the Lions' whitewash in NZ?
All Blacks just too good
58%
Woodward's selections
30%
Injuries to key players
6%
Squad was too big
6%
97190 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

Vote now closed



SEE ALSO
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Early history of the Lions
18 May 05 |  Internationals
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08 Apr 05 |  Internationals
Lions player profiles
25 May 05 |  Internationals
All Blacks player profiles
25 May 05 |  Internationals


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