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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 July 2005, 09:47 GMT 10:47 UK
New Zealand v Lions photos

The Lions team stand with heads bowed

The teams hold a minute's silence for those killed and injured in the London bombings earlier in the week

Stephen Jones kicks a penalty

Hoping to avoid a series whitewash, the Lions start well, with Stephen Jones kicking the points from two early penalites

Conrad Smith weaves through the Lions defence to score

But the tourists' joy is short-lived, as the All Blacks hit back through Conrad Smith's try and Luke McAlister's conversion

Ali Williams touches down

Minutes later, Ali Williams touches down for New Zealand's second, and debutant McAlister again adds the extras

Tana Umaga celebrates with fellow try-scorer Conrad Smith

Tana Umaga scores the home side's third on 38 minutes and McAlister converts for New Zealand to lead 24-12 at half-time

Tana Umaga (second right) is congratulated by teammates Chris Jack (R) and Ali Williams (second left) after scoring a try as flyhalf Dwayne Peel (l) looks dejected

Inspirational captain Umaga picks up where he left off after the break, crashing over to score his second try

Lewis Moody

The Lions rally for a brief spell and Lewis Moody scores a try on the hour, with Jones converting to make it 31-19

Rico Gear is tackled by Matt Dawson

But the Alls Blacks are just too strong, and Rico Gear's try and McAlister's fifth conversion all but seal the Lions' fate

Ronan O'Gara, Josh Lewesy and Matt Dawson stand dejected after the Lions' defeat

Good play from second-half subs Ronan O'Gara (l) and Matt Dawson (r), can not prevent the Lions' 38-19 defeat

New Zealand players Jerry Collins and Rodney So'oialo hoist the series trophy aloft

Jerry Collins and Rodney So'oialo celebrate after the third-Test victory seals the series whitewash against the Lions

Lions coach Sir Clive Woodward

Coach Sir Clive Woodward contemplates a disappointing tour; the whitewash is the first inflicted on a Lions side in 22 years




LIONS TOUR 2005

ALL BLACKS WHITEWASH LIONS




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

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09 Jul 05 |  Internationals


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