The final Test: In Numbers

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1: The British & Irish Lions have never won more than one consecutive Test against the All Blacks.

2: Midfielder Ngani Laumape and fullback Jordie Barrett have played two Test matches between them.


10: Saturday’s Test will be the tenth and final match of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017. The series began when the Lions played the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on June 3.

13: The DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 is the 13th tour to New Zealand by the Lions. The Lions won their first and only series when they defeated New Zealand 2-1 in 1971.

23: The All Blacks have not lost at Eden Park for 23 years. Since their loss to France in 1994, the All Blacks have gone unbeaten for 39 straight Test matches.

24: For the first time in 24 years, the Lions have named the same starting fifteen for two consecutive Tests.

25: Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks for the 25th time.

36: Beauden Barrett has scored 36 points in the series so far. This places him at fifth on the all-time list of All Black point scorers against the Lions. Alan Hewson is first with 46 points. 

45: A combined total of 45 points were scored in both of the opening Tests. In the first match, the All Blacks won 30-15 while the Lions took out the second Test 24-21. 

46: Julian Savea returns to the side for the first time in the series. He is tied with Christian Cullen and Joe Rokocoko as the All Blacks second highest try scorer with 46 tries. Doug Howlett is the leading All Blacks try-scorer with 49 Test tries. 

Aaron Cruden and Charlie Faumuina will both rack up 50 Test appearances for the All Blacks if they take the field on Saturday night.

100: Kieran Read will play his 100th Test for the All Blacks since debuting against Scotland in 2008. He will become the seventh All Black test centurion alongside Richie McCaw, Mils Muliana, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Dan Carter and Ma’a Nonu.