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Sam Warburton "gutted" by British and Irish Lions draw

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he did not know how to feel after his side's tour of New Zealand ended in a draw.

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has admitted that he did not know how to feel following his side's thrilling 15-15 draw with New Zealand in the third and final match of their tour this morning.

A late penalty from Owen Farrell saw the Lions level the scores with just two minutes to play, and that was how it ended as both the match and the series finished all square.

It is only the second time in history that a Lions tour has ended in a draw, and Warburton said that he was "gutted" to miss the chance to become the first Lions side to win a Test series in New Zealand since 1971.

"It is a difficult one, it has got to be a first. It is difficult as players, if you go through the pressure and the emotion of the week, it is all geared towards winning," he told Sky Sports News.

"But, I guess, it is better than losing. We didn't lose the series. To be honest, I am a bit speechless, I don't know what to make of that. I was ready to go into extra time! My legs weren't, they are cramping up everywhere.

"To come to the double world champs, what they have done over the last six to eight years was incredible, so to come here and not get beaten, we can take some credit for that. We can take some positives from a draw but, as players, we are gutted not to take that win."

The Lions ended the tour with five wins, three defeats and two draws from their 10 matches.


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