A spirited and impressive second half performance from the Hurricanes ensured a 31-31 draw in Wellington against the British and Irish Lions.
Two Tommy Seymour tries as well as one from George North was not enough for the tourists to secure a win in their final midweek match of the tour. Next up is two test matches against the All Blacks, the first being this Saturday.
Dan Biggar was brilliant from the kicking tee, but his drop goal in the 82nd just didn't have the distance and dropped short on the sound of the referee's whistle.
Callum Gibbons, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen and Vaea Fifita all touched down for the Hurricanes and Jordie Barrett slotted penalties and conversions for fun.
The turning point was when Iain Henderson was sin-binned in the 65th minute. Down to 14 men for a vital part of the match, the Hurricanes ran riot and pulled a great comeback out of the bag.
From an Irish point of view, Rory Best captained the side. Iain Henderson had the game of his life but his yellow card did change the game for the worse for Warren Gatland's side. Robbie Henshaw was withdrawn with a shoulder injury early in the first half and CJ Stander didn't do much wrong.
Robbie Henshaw was withdrawn with a shoulder injury early in the first half and CJ Stander didn't do much wrong.
Unfortunately for Jared Payne, he was removed from the replacements due to headaches throughout the day.