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New Zealand overpower the Lions in first test

Published 0933 GMT (1733 HKT) June 24, 2017
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Captain Kieran Read leads New Zealand in the haka ahead of the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in Auckland. Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
The All Blacks were protecting an unbeaten run at Eden Park that stretches back to 1994. Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Codie Taylor celebrates scoring the first try of the match on a wet night in Auckland. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
But the Lions responded, Sean O'Brien going over to register the tourist's first try of the series. The Lions tour one of rugby's southern hemisphere superpowers -- New Zealand, Australia and South Africa -- once every four years. David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
But in the second half, New Zealand overpowered their opponents. Rieko Ioane scored two tries to take the match away from the Lions. Hannah Peters/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images