All Black Kieran Read “hollow” after Lions series

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has said he feels “hollow” after the deciding Test against the Britsih and Irish Lions finished 15-15.

The draw means the two sides share the series 1-1. Lions centre Owen Farrell’s penalty kick levelled the score with three minutes remaining.

“I feel pretty hollow. To walk away with a draw doesn’t mean much. In the future, I will look back at this with pride,” Read told Sky Sports.

“My view is that it was a penalty [for offside at the end], he ruled it correctly from the start. But that isn’t why we lost the game, it was an accumulation of all things throughout.

“We had a lot of endeavour and hard work from the boys, we wanted to put in a great performance but it just didn’t click. I’m really proud of the lads.”

New Zealand won the first test 30-15 two weeks ago before the Lions bounced back with a 24-21 win in Wellington last Saturday.

Cover Photo: Rugby World Cup 2011 New Zealand France finale by Jean Francois Fournier Photographe used under license by CC BY 2.0.

You may also like...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.