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Dominant All Blacks gone missing

Distant memory: Not since 2016 have the All Blacks so outclassed their opposition it was essentially wasting its time.

The last time the All Blacks played with such verve and excitement that it seemed the chasing pack was wasting its time was in Durban on October 9, 2016.

Referee decisive as All Blacks and Lions draw epic Test

Sharing the spoils: Opposing captains Kieran Read and Sam Warburton lift the trophy following a drawn series.

The fans came to celebrate, but it ended in stalemate. Would you believe it? In the most controversial of circumstances, the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions could not be separated in a dramatic final, deciding test at Eden Park.

Sonny Bill Williams sent off as Lions level series

Sent off: Sonny Bill Williams was sent off in the second Test between the All blacks and the Lions.

New Zealand's series against the British and Irish Lions will go to a decider, after the visitors won a bruising, memorable second test at Westpac Stadium 24-21. With the teams now locked at 1-1, the third test at Eden Park on Saturday will be fought for a place in history.

Hansen ends war of words with Gatland

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has called for an end to a perceived 'war of words' with his British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland and says he's looking forward to sharing a beer at series end.