"Told you they should have started Ronan O'Gara!" Reaction to Lions defeat
They're still in it, but that wasn't pretty.
New Zealand made the most of a number of Lions errors to come away from the First Test in Eden Park with a 30-15 win.
With two Tests remaining, it's all to play for but Warren Gatland will know that his British and Irish Lions will need to cut out the mistakes and better handle the constant pressing of the All Blacks if they are to win the series.
Reaction to Saturday morning's defeat was bleak, but not without some gallows humour, while we always had this from Sean O'Brien.
Told ya they should have started Ronan O' Gara. #lionsnz17
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) June 24, 2017
I knew the Lions were in trouble when New Zealand didn't feel the need to hospitalise any of our players in the first five minutes.
— Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (@RossOCK) June 24, 2017
Lions getting soundly beaten. Mufasa and Cecil didn't die for this sh*t.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 24, 2017
— Nick Evans (@nick10evans) June 24, 2017
Meanwhile, attention rugby bluffers (you know who you are): This is the line to use for the pub later...
Feel Lions should go with a mobile pack next week full of ball carriers. Tried the set piece route, doesn't work against ABs. #LionsNZ2017
— Ryan C (@RDC_87) June 24, 2017
And just because we can...
Sean O'Brien finishes off a cracker!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/q1oaEFIe3e
— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) June 24, 2017