With the help of a very poor French referee, the British & Irish Lions pulled off a manoeuvre that Harry Houdini would have been proud of. They never looked like scoring a try, breaking the line or ever attempting something creative. Their scrum was average at best and line-out only slightly better. Yet somehow they drew the series.
The British & Irish Lions deserved to win the second test in Wellington, because they scored two tries to none. It is not their fault Sonny Boy Williams was ordered off and the All Blacks played with 14 men for most of the match.
If he comes off the bench this weekend, IRANZ Graduate Aaron Cruden will play his 50th and likely final test match for the All Blacks against the British and Irish Lions.