South Africa 27-9 British & Irish Lions: second Test – live!

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7.19pm BST

Here’s the Lions’ Robbie Henshaw: “Test match rugby – momentum swings either way. Credit to South Africa, they got some momentum in the arm-wrestle ... those small things, the 50/50s, aerial battle, went their way today. Credit to our lads for staying in it, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“1-1, all to play for next week, top-level rugby – everyone will be up for it,” he adds, sidestepping questions about any of the refereeing decisions.

7.13pm BST

A spiky, stop-start first half ended with the Lions 9-6 ahead, but South Africa took control with two tries in a sobering second half for the tourists. The big calls didn’t go the Lions’ way, but the Springboks were dominant after half-time and deserve the win. Fancy a series decider next Saturday, then?

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