TWEETS: The mixed reaction to the drawn test series

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'There are too many avenues you can go down but that's not the refs faulty, it's the rule book.

Hansen was asked about the amount of handling errors in the opposition 22 which cost them a number of tries: "That's a tribute to the way the Lions are playing", he said. Kieran Read: No no no, no.

"The ball landed in Ken Owens' arms".

"Clearly, Anton Leinart-Brown had gathered the ball and had a clear try-line in front of him".

Despite the Poite debate, though, the positive impression left by the tour was plain and TVNZ's website was happy to see the Lions head coach rise above his clashes with his native land's media, headlining a press conference clip: "Warren Gatland hilariously mocks himself by wearing clown nose to press conference".

"We need to find ways of helping them have less moments like we did throughout the series". That is a World Rugby thing. "It's a really complicated game". With all the sections in the laws, there is one of the problems. "The waiting on Saturday was killing me but once the whistle went, I was fine". Rather than is it, or isn't it? It was an average way for it to finish but that is sport sometimes.

'We're accepting of whatever decisions are made; Whether we agree with them or not is something we'll talk to the referees about. We have a deal about the offside from 16. The chance came after Beauden Barrett missed a relatively easy kick at goal, yet it would be the fly-half who created the chance.

They threw the kitchen sink at the tourists, but at half-time there was just six points between the teams thanks to a succession of let-offs.

Elliot Daly also scored a stunning long range penalty.

What a kick from Jordie Barrett!

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TWEETS: The mixed reaction to the drawn test series

"Did we play well?" They didn't win and Hansen was at pains to stress that they didn't play well enough to win the series.

"Well it's either offside or it isn't offside and if we all know it's offside then it's offside", he said somewhat cryptically. There are always going to be road bumps along the way.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was all class in victory, defeat and in a draw.

"You can either look at is and say we did alright, or say we didn't do what we wanted to do, but we didn't lose the thing either".

Barrett produced a consummate performance at fullback in the 15-15 draw at Eden Park, belying those who thought his selection for a first start was a giant risk in such a big game.

The referee awarded a scrum to the All Blacks instead of a penalty and the Lions were able to hold off a late New Zealand surge as the series ended 1-1.

"It was probably the first time in a while I've been that nervous for a game". It would have made for an fantastic climax.

Is it just me or have All Blacks supporters overtaken their Manchester United counterparts as the most obnoxious fans roaming the earth?

It wasn't to be and the man in the middle bore the brunt of the frustration with the lack of a clear outcome.

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