Jonathan Sexton celebrates as New Zealand’s Ben Smith is forced into touch late on at the Aviva.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpoh

Ireland 16 New Zealand 9 So much for having to score at least four tries to beat the New Zealand. In beating the back-to-back world champions for a (...)

 Lions’ Conor Murray in action scoring a try on Saturday. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

New Zealand 21 British & Irish Lions 24 An epic occasion has an epic match. It was flawed, fierce, dramatic, improbable, unrelenting, unpredictab(...)

Codie Taylor of the All Blacks dives in to score a try during the first Test match against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Talking to some of the more fair-minded New Zealand journalists covering this tour, and not only are there plenty but it’s seemingly more informative (...)