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No.Name
15James Lowe, FB
14Nehe Milner-Skudder, W
13Matty Proctor, C
12Charlie Ngatai, C
11Rieko Ioane, W
10Damian McKenzie, FH
9Tawera Kerr-Barlow, SH
1Kane Hames, P
2Ash Dixon, H
3Ben May, P
4Joseph Wheeler, L
5Thomas Franklin, L
6Akira Ioane, FL
7Elliot Dixon, FL
8Liam Messam, N8
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Replacements
16Hika Elliot, R
17Chris Eves, R
18Marcel Renata, R
19Leighton Price, R
20Kara Pryor, R
21Bryn Hall, R
22Ihaia West, R
23Rob Thompson, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: International Stadium
3:35 AM, June 17, 2017
Capacity: 26,000

Match Commentary

81'
81'10-30 End of second half
79'Greig Laidlaw has the scrum put in with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, the Lions gain the scrum penalty and that's the W in the bag
77'Jaco Peyer is heading to the TMO after a trio of Lions and Maori All Blacks are involved in a scuffle off the ball. The angles aren't sufficient to deem any major foul play and we'll restart with a scrum to the Maori All Blacks.
77'The Maori All Blacks take the free kick and look to inject some zip and pace into their offering going forwards however the Lions' line speed is such that they're being contained around half-way.
76'The Lions use a solid scrum to set up forwards but run out of room on the left-hand wing. As they head back in field a pop pass from Kyle Sinckler is fumbled by Ken Owens and it's time for another scrum this time to the Maori All Blacks.
74'Player substituted - Tawera Kerr-Barlow , New Zealand Maori
74'Substitute on - Bryn Hall , New Zealand Maori
72'Substitute on - Kara Pryor , New Zealand Maori
72'Player substituted - Elliot Dixon , New Zealand Maori
71'Ben Te'o breaks through the middle of the park and flies towards the try-line but he doesn't have anyone on his shoulder and the Lions have to re-group.
70'Player substituted - Ben May , New Zealand Maori
70'Substitute on - Marcel Renata , New Zealand Maori
70'Substitute on - Leighton Price , New Zealand Maori
70'Player substituted - Joseph Wheeler , New Zealand Maori
70'Substitute on - Hika Elliot , New Zealand Maori
70'Player substituted - Ash Dixon , New Zealand Maori
70'10-30 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
69'An easy penalty in front of the sticks causes the Lions to put to the posts and look to add further to their tally. The crowd aren't enamoured by the decision but Leigh Halfpenny sets up the kick regardless.
67'With the result looking wrapped up Warren Gatland is emptying his bench and taking off key individuals ahead of next week's Test preparations.
67'Substitute on - Dan Biggar , British and Irish Lions
67'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , British and Irish Lions
67'Substitute on - Greig Laidlaw , British and Irish Lions
67'Player substituted - Conor Murray , British and Irish Lions
67'Player substituted - Damian McKenzie , New Zealand Maori
67'Substitute on - Ihaia West , New Zealand Maori
65'Player substituted - Jamie George , British and Irish Lions
65'Substitute on - Ken Owens , British and Irish Lions
65'Substitute on - Kyle Sinckler , British and Irish Lions
65'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , British and Irish Lions
64'The scrum is a solid one but the Maori All Blacks deal well with the threat and Chris Eves gains vital turnover.
64'Player substituted - Peter O'Mahony , British and Irish Lions
64'Substitute on - Sam Warburton , British and Irish Lions
64'Player substituted - George North , British and Irish Lions
64'Substitute on - Elliot Daly , British and Irish Lions
63'The Maori All Blacks are again penalised at the scrum and before it's set up a few players including Peter O'Mahony are receiving attention from the phyiso.
62'Player substituted - Kane Hames , New Zealand Maori
62'Substitute on - Chris Eves , New Zealand Maori
61'Ben Te'o, Tadhg Furlong and newly onto the field Ian Henderson all make powerful breaks through and the Lions end up with another five metre scrum.
60'Substitute on - Jack McGrath , British and Irish Lions
60'Player substituted - Mako Vunipola , British and Irish Lions
60'Substitute on - Iain Henderson , British and Irish Lions
60'Player substituted - George Kruis , British and Irish Lions
56'The Lions pack look to be taking this game by the scruff of its neck as they eat up at least ten metres with a driving maul. There's a few individuals with knocks so Warren Gatland makes some changes.
56'
56'10-27 Conversion - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
54'This time the Maori All Blacks stay strong and stable at the scrum. Taulupe Faletau breaks off but he's held up, the Lions recycle quickly ball and Maro Itoje powers through two defenders to score.
54'10-25 Try - Maro Itoje , British and Irish Lions
54'Substitute on - Rob Thompson , New Zealand Maori
54'Player substituted - Matty Proctor , New Zealand Maori
53'The Lions are dialling up the pressure on the Maori All Blacks and force them over their own line. Once again it's a five-metre scrum, same again for the Lions' pack?
51'Finally the Lions make their pressure count and the forward pack exert their dominance at the right time.
51'10-20 Penalty try
48'The TMO deems that there's no clear evidence of a grounding, five metre scrum time for the Lions.
48'With the man advantage the Lions find their man and keep it tight. Ben Te'o comes close due to a mismatch with Damien MacKenzie before Jamie George looks to have found the line. Once again it's TMO time...
48'The referee and TMO deems that Tawera Kerr-Barlow's doesn't wrap his arms and his shoulder comes into contact with Leigh Halfpenny's cheek. As a result the Maori All Blacks scrum-half sees yellow and the Lions gain the penalty.
48'Yellow card - Tawera Kerr-Barlow , New Zealand Maori
47'Taulupe Faletau breaks off the base of the scrum and Leigh Halfpenny takes on the break himself. Tawera Kerr-Barlow collides heavily with the full-back and we're heading to the TMO.
46'James Lowe fumble an easy high ball and his knock-on gives the Lions the attacking platform just beyond the 22...what can they do with it?
45'Once again Leigh Halfpenny is on the money from the tee, with the wet conditions his boot could be vital.
44'10-15 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
42'We're back underway and the rain has arrived in Rotoura with conditions getting decidedly wet now!
41'The Lions kick the ball out in line with them however with the new laws mean that they must still take the lineout. It's an error however they secure the ball and boot it into touch for a second time.
41'+110-12 End of first half
40'Rhys Webb gives his verdict at the break; ?You can see the soft try that they will be very disappointed with and the penalties given away so they will be the main talking points.?
40'10-12 Start of second half
39'As the hooter sounds the Maori All Blacks are still in possesion and pressing forwards before Joseph Wheeler is penalised for holding on.
39'Nehe Milner-Skudder spots an opening on the right and makes a beeline for it yet Jonathan Davies' defence is strong. However the Lions give away the penalty and this time the Maori All Blacks go for the corner.
35'The shot has the distance but not the direction as it flies wide...
35'The Maori All Blacks are looking to find their flow but so far are being pinned inside their own half by soild Lions defence. Maro Itoje and Mako Vunipola are both penalised at the breakdown and Damian McKenzie looks to go for goal from inside his own half.
33'10-12 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
32'Discipline remains problem for the Maori All Blacks as they are penalised again, this time for not rolling away. It's in front of the posts and once again the Lions look to Leigh Halfpenny to provide the points.
28'Taulupe Faletau makes the break forwards busting through two defenders but his offload goes to a Maori hand. They kick through but this time George North handles it well.
27'The ball flies out to Johnny Sexton who punts it perfectly into the corner and it rolls perfect next to the corner flag. The Maori All Blacks take it quickly and clear their lines but only as far as Leigh Halfpenny again.
26'Jaco Peyper is taking the time to this scrum set on the Maori All Blacks put in. They use it will and kick long to Leigh Halfpenny who puts in a great up and under and collects it himselgf.
22'10-9 Penalty goal - Damian McKenzie , New Zealand Maori
20'Just before Jonathan Davies' break George Kruis collided heavily with James Lowe but the referee was happy with the review.
20'7-9 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
19'The Maori All Blacks are penalised again for being offside and after a short conversation Peter O'Mahony decides that they will take the kick at goal.
17'Both sides are enjoying a spot of kick tennis right now before the Lions decide to keep the ball in hand and look to build from half-way. Jonathan Davies shows his pace and feet down the left-wing and the Lions recycle it five metres from the line.
13'After a few early errors the Maori All Blacks pounce on an early opportunity. Nehe Milner-Skudder opens up down the left-hand wing before putting the chip through. George North and Leigh Halfpenny miscommunicate, North fumbles the ball and Liam Messam pounces. Try time!
13'7-6 Conversion - Damian McKenzie , New Zealand Maori
12'5-6 Try - Liam Messam , New Zealand Maori
10'0-6 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
8'The Lions pack get their maul rolling forwards before Conor Murray puts up the box kick for Anthony Watson to chase. The Maori All Blacks are penalised again for offside and Leigh Halfpenny asks for the tee.
7'The Maori All Blacks are looking to string their first bit of attacking ball together as George North spills the ball but they're bundled into touch on the half-way line.
5'
5'0-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , British and Irish Lions
4'On the 16th phase Conor Murray decides to go cross-field on a penalty advantage for not rolling away however it doesn't find the intended and Jaco Peyper heads back to the infringement.
2'The opening moments are all about the Lions as they are building up to 12 phases with strong carries from Ben Te'o and Mako Vunipola but a loose ball to Jonathan Davies halts their momentum slightly.
1'Jaco Peyper blows his whistle and Johnny Sexton gets the game underway.
1'The Maori All Blacks lay down the challenge with a haka as the Lions look on in anticipation of this huge fixture, the match that's known as the 'unofficial fourth test'.
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1'Meanwhile Warren Gatland has announced that Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis have been called up to join squad.
1'Ross Moriarty has been ruled out of the rest of the tour due to a nerve injury.
1'Before we get into the detail of today's game let's just bring you up to speed with the Lions news of the morning...
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1'Welcome to coverage of the British & Irish Lions match against the Maori All Blacks at the Rotorua International Stadium.
1'0-0 Start of first half