Warren Gatland refuses to rule out third British and Irish Lions tour

The Barbarians want Lions players to face All Blacks again

A diplomatic Steve Hansen believes rugby's law book must be simplified to avoid further controversy like that which ensued in the final minutes of his side's 15-all draw with the British & Irish Lions on Saturday night.

Owen Farrell slotted a late penalty to level the scores at 15-15 and share the three-Test series with New Zealand.

"Whatever you are doing next is obviously important, but they are obviously a very clinical side and you have to try to keep the pressure on them, which we have done at times and not done at times".

Howley said the 24-21 win in Wellington last weekend had instilled a sense of belief in the side that they can become the first Lions team since 1971 to win a Test series in New Zealand.

The Lions - and their 22,000 visiting fans - will now depart our shores with a tour record of played 10, won five, lost three and drew two.

Firstly, with the All Blacks intercepting a Farrell pass and breaking away it was the Bath winger who managed to get back and collect the offload intended for Julian Savea after Jonathan Davies' tackle.

In an unusual sight, skippers Kieran Read and Sam Warburton jointly lifted the trophy at Eden Park on Saturday, after a 15-15 draw.

"I thought you played the ball deliberately", Poite said to Owens.

Earlier in the series, the New Zealand Herald had printed a cartoon that depicted Gatland as a goofy clown, and it wasn't appreciated by the man himself, his management team or their supporters.

The draw continues a 38 year unbeaten run for the home team at Eden Park, but leaves the Test series against the Lions drawn at 1-all.

But the French official downgraded his decision to accidental offside after he consulted with his assistants and the television match official, meaning it was a scrum rather than a penalty.

Two Lions tourists from 2009 jokingly called for the tour to continue.

"But it was not a penalty offence in my opinion so I was glad they had a look".

"We put ourselves in a bit of a hole and we got ourselves out through our experience, and our clarity and thinking under pressure".

Scots watching - polls this week have shown there were fewer with commitment to the Lions than ever before - will be howling anew in frustration as the most notorious similar case involving their team, in the RWC quarter-final two years ago, resulted in a penalty which Australia kicked to win 34-33.

"We didn't get tunnel-vision", Beauden Barrett said.

They came up short, but always trailed in the decider until Farrell's nerveless kick backed up a superb second half performance by the Lions.

"We all know what happened and we all know probably what should have happened". They should be really proud of what they have achieved. I'd like to think we have done ourselves proud. They come with a lot of line speed and we didn't cope with it in the manner you normally would.



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