Sunday, July 09, 2017

Online comments after 3rd test #NZLvBIL

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.

Róisín Connick

Let's wait until after the penalty shootout, yeah?...

Derek McGee

Didn't enjoy the match at all. I was far too tense watching!

It feels unfinished because of the draw

Bryn Williams

Tense and deflated

Gillian Whelan

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.

Dónal Foley

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.

Hayden Henderson

No glory in a draw. Should've kicked for touch with the penalty at the end

Kevin Scullion

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!

Philip Lawlor

Brilliant, if anything it proves the northern hemisphere is just as good as the south. Bring on many years of enjoyment 😊

Brian Kielthy

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.

Ronan Segrave

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! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Monica Keeler

Good performance from Lions. According to Sky Sports commentary referee even awarded a SCUM to NZ today 😂

Sebastian Brennan


Bryce Bevin

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

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.

Iain O'Connor

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.

Wayne O'Brien

Did we not win with the bonus point? 😉

Cian Ormond

Good technique liberates talent. The Lions drew because at important moments of this game basic skills misfired.

Andrew Potts

fair result both teams were not at their best tonight lots of mistakes but still a great game.

David Shaw

Overall fair result over the series.

Richard Collumb

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019