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Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider?

Will the Irish contingent in Gatty’s side be celebrating tomorrow morning?

THE LIONS (WITH a little help from some Sonny Bill Williams recklessness) secured a historic win over the All Blacks last weekend to level their three Test series and make tomorrow morning’s decider (08.35, Sky Sports) appointment viewing for rugby fans.

However, to achieve that feat and make Warren Gatland a back-to-back series winner (and, I guess, therefore the greatest ever Lions head coach given that nobody has managed that before) they must put a dent in another bit of Kiwi history.

The last time the All Blacks lost twice in a row on home turf was 19 years ago when the 1998 Springboks won in Wellington before going to south to lose to Australia in Christchurch.

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Since then, New Zealand have made themselves into a different animal however and entered this Lions series as back-to-back world champions.

With 15 back on the field tomorrow, they’ll be hurting and will be keen to pass on some of that pain in the tourists’ final match. But defeat in the ‘Caketin’ could place just enough doubt in the minds of the world’s most talented team to give the Lions a way in.

Which way do you think it will go?

Poll Results:

Last week was a blip, the ABs will be back to normal service (3106)
Too close to call. (1107)
The Lions are only getting better. Liiiions Liiiions Liiiions! (1076)

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