In their final midweek game of the tour, the Lions faced the reigning Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes.
Despite only featuring four New Zealand internationals, the least of all the Super Rugby sides the Lions played, the Hurricanes squad featured some of the most exciting players in Super Rugby.
The Lions went back to their normal midweek squad with this being the last chance any of them had to stake a claim for the test side. Fringe players such as Courtney Lawes and George North needed to deliver if they wanted to run out with the side on Saturday.
After a tries from Tommy Seymour and George North, in addition to penalties from Dan Biggar, and a Hurricanes reply from Callum Gibbons, the Lions led 23-7 at halftime.
The Lions were far superior but early in the second half we got an indication that the Hurricanes had come out with a new motivation and would give the Lions a challenge.
The second half started perfectly for the home side with Ngani Laumape scoring with barely a minute on the clock. Seymour then crossed for his second and the Lions lead extended to 17-31. Depsite controlling the game, the Lions found themselves on the ropes when tries from Wes Goosen and Vaea Fifita tied the game at 31-31. The game ended when a Biggar drop goal landed just under the crossbar and this classic finished in a draw.
Arguably the best game on tour and with all that considered, let’s look at how the Lions rated: