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Cruel late scores deprive the Lions of victory

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Highlanders 23, Lions 22:
IN what was one of the best games of the tour so far, the British and Irish Lions went down by a single point to their New Zealand hosts in a Dunedin thriller this morning. Warren Gatland’s had started well and it was 10-10 at the break. Lima Sopoaga kicked the homesters into the lead with a penalty but Dan Biggar levelled matters with a similar score .On 26 minutes the attendance of close on 30,000 were on their feet as winger Naholo went over for a soft try which was converted by Marty Banks but once again the Lions showed their class, levelling the tie at 10-10 thanks to a try by Jonathan Joseph and conversions from Marty Banks.
The second affair was thrilling and hard-fought. Tommy Seymour ran clear for a Lions try on 43 minutes for a 10-13 lead for the Lions and the Lions increased their lead when Sam Warburton stretched for the try line. A Highlanders try by Coltman converted by Banks left just two points between the sides going into the final ten minutes but another Marty Banks penalty gave the home side a one point victory.
Elliott Daly had a last minute chance to give his side victory but his penalty from 53 metres out failed to find the distance.

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