The one thing I loved about going on the Lions tours was that even if the series was lost, your team were still in the final game. It’s not like that in the World Cup – you can spend a fortune travelling to the other side of the world only to see your team fail to get out of the pool stage. At least in 2015 we didn’t have to travel far to get a serious dose of disappointment!
To be in with a chance of winning a Lions series in the final match is something special – to have that in New Zealand only comes along once in a generation.
The last time it went down to the wire was 1993.
The odds are stacked against the Lions – only one team has won a series after going down in the first test (1989 in Australia), the All Blacks are the best team on the planet and bar a couple of enforced changes are a settled and experienced outfit, they also don’t like losing!
In contrast, the Lions have been together a little over 6 weeks after a gruelling season which started 10 months ago.
There is little doubt that it will get spiky tomorrow – so much is resting on this for both teams.
Assuming it isn’t a draw – which, to be honest I’d settle for right now – there are two possible outcomes a) the Lions get home by a few points or b) there is a real black lash and we go down by 20.
The Lions have shown their teeth and guts on this tour, I’m going with my heart – the Lions by 5