A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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It feels unfinished.
Should be extra time. Such an anti climax. Unbelievable game.— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) July 8, 2017
Let's wait until after the penalty shootout, yeah?...
None knows what to do 😂😂😂— Sam Davies (@samdavey1993) July 8, 2017
Didn't enjoy the match at all. I was far too tense watching!
It feels unfinished because of the draw
Massive choke by NZ. Bombed it big time.— Rugby Habit (@Rugby1Predictor) July 8, 2017
Tense and deflated
Kieran Read fighting manfully to be gracious here - kudos to him 'cos I reckon he is pissed off! Big time. #NZLvBIL— Dave Jefferson (@cyclopath967) July 8, 2017
Draws are weird. Win or lose you get this strong emotion, but a draw just leaves you feeling kinda washed out.
That said, looking at it objectively, it's a great result, 48 wins on the bounce in Eden park is a hell of a run to end.
At least its not a loss. I think! #LionsNZ2017— Dervla (@dervlam) July 8, 2017
I think the officials really need to be reviewed. Cracking under pressure essentially. Series was a hum dinger but only to the potential what the refs allowed. Warburton turned up in this series, I've been hugely critical of but he impressed me. Conor Murray has to be the top 9 in the world.
— Odran OBrien (@Outhalf) July 8, 2017
No glory in a draw. Should've kicked for touch with the penalty at the end
— TheRavenhillRoar (@RavenhillRoar) July 8, 2017
Lions only tour once in 4 years and we don't get a damn winner! Extra time and penalties if it's needed. Or points difference. Just give us a winner!
Johnathon Davies gets my Man of series #NZLvBIL— Fred Sharkey (@FredSharkey) July 8, 2017
Brilliant, if anything it proves the northern hemisphere is just as good as the south. Bring on many years of enjoyment 😊
— Mindy Pawsey (@MKPS001) July 8, 2017
Phenomenal achievement- a team only brought together six weeks ago draws a series with the double world champions in their own backyard. There were multiple marginal calls in all 3 Tests that could be debated endlessly.
Main Benefit of the draw, commentators obviously hadn't planned for it. Two ridiculous scripts lie thankfully in the bin.— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) July 8, 2017
Heres one... asked for opinions on Allblacks scrums.... surely they were not legal??? All in all an amazing series and Proud of each and every red shirt! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Anything to be said for a decider in Wellington next week?Please?— The Loose Head 🏉 (@TheLooseH) July 8, 2017
Good performance from Lions. According to Sky Sports commentary referee even awarded a SCUM to NZ today 😂
Drawn series blows pre-tour expectations out the water. I'd mark that as a Lions win. What a bloody series.— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) July 8, 2017
JUST. FAIR. IM A KIWI.
Bizarre feeling at the end of that!— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) July 8, 2017
If it's a draw after 3 away matches does that not mean the Lions take it on aggregate? To be serious though to go from what many thought would be another blackwash to a standstill fought drawn series has to be seen as a resounding success for the Lions.
Cian Ó Muilleoir
They should do a Rocky-Apollo Creed on it and do another one behind closed doors.— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) July 8, 2017
Three fantastic tests for 3 very different reasons. Draw is fair on the face of it but I think the Lions will be happiest with it. Had you asked any lions fan beforehand if they would take a drawn series they would have (rightly) bitten your arm off. Hell of a result by the staff, players and coaches to get that team to where it was in the time frame. I can't get over the amount of negativity towards them and especially Gatland. It's all a bit old and boring at this stage.
Does this count as a test draw or an All Blacks win because they have the most points scored. Confused.— Matt Price (@mattprice33) July 8, 2017
Lions did well to stay in the game and in the series first half . Pleased with series draw, thought we were gonna get whitewashed beforehand.
Epic series but how the All Blacks will rue wasted opportunities when they tend to bodies battered by a gutsy Lions side.— Graham Jenkins (@grahamajenkins) July 8, 2017
Did we not win with the bonus point? 😉
3-0 to NZ they said.What an achievement.— Rucktales (@Rucktales) July 8, 2017
Good technique liberates talent. The Lions drew because at important moments of this game basic skills misfired.
Accidental offside - possibly Scotland's biggest contribution to this test series....— thedeadballarea (@thedeadballarea) July 8, 2017
fair result both teams were not at their best tonight lots of mistakes but still a great game.
Still can't believe Poite changed that last penalty call. At any other time in the game, would have stuck with first decision.— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) July 8, 2017
Overall fair result over the series.
......AND breathe. What a match. What a series. That's all I can say at this point. #NZLvBIL— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) July 8, 2017
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP