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Saturday, June 11, 2005
NZ Maori 19-13 Lions
BBC SPORT: "The Lions slumped to their first-ever defeat to the New Zealand Maori in their third tour match in Hamilton. A late Brian O'Driscoll try was not enough to save the Lions after Leon MacDonald had crossed for the inspired Maori in the second half. The misfiring Lions spent much of the game defending and lost prop Andrew Sheridan to the sin-bin for a punch at the end of the first half..."

The BBC Lions Tour Blog is full of commiseration and comment. Next is Wellington on June 15th. Let's see how the Lions make out...

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Posted at 4:11 PM by John.
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Blogger sub said...
The real bad news for Sir Clive et all is that only about half the Maori side will make the AB team.

Win or lose, over the last century or so, the real strength of NZ rugby has been its depth.

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