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Dublin: 8°C Saturday 27 February 2021

10 of the best pictures from Eden Park as the Lions are defeated by the All Blacks

The Lions were brought back down to earth with a 30-15 defeat in Auckland.

The Lions have a mighty task ahead of them if they are to secure a tour victory over the All Blacks following this morning’s 30-15 defeat in Eden Park.

Despite Warren Gatland’s side causing worry throughout a competitive 80 minutes, decisive tries from Cody Taylor and Rieko Ioane either side of the break ensured a first Test win this tour for Steve Hansen.

You can read Murray Kinsella’s on the whistle report from Auckland here.

1. Supporters in the ‘Lions Den Supporters Village’ in Auckland ahead of the first test.

Source: David Davies

2. The New Zealand Army band performs the haka.

Source: David Davies

3. British and Irish Lions fans look on as the team warm-up.

Source: David Davies

4. Peter O’Mahony and All Blacks’ captain Kieran Read with referee Jaco Peyper at the coin toss.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

5. Peter O’Mahony leads the Lions out at Eden Park.

Source: David Davies

6. The Lions look on as New Zealand perform the haka.

Source: David Davies

7. Codie Taylor celebrates scoring his side’s first try.

Source: David Davies

8. New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett kicks a conversion.

Source: David Davies

9. Liam Williams dejected after the final whistle.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

10. Peter O’Mahony leaves the field after the final whistle.

Source: PA Wire/PA Images

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