Rieko Ioane crosses for the first of his two tries

Lions well beaten in opening Test

New Zealand won a pulsating first Test in emphatic fashion, beating the British and Irish Lions 30-15 at Eden Park.

Steve Hansen shakes hands with Warren Gatland after the 30-15 win for the All Blacks

Hansen: We won the forward battle

Steve Hansen took a swipe at the British and Irish Lions' bid to become the world's best forward pack after the All Blacks' muscular first Test victory.

Sean O'Brien crosses for the Lions.

Recap: New Zealand 30-15 Lions

New Zealand beat the British and Irish Lions 30-15 in the first Test. Review the action as it happened in our live blog.

Ruaridh Jackson

Scots beaten by Fiji

Scotland were beaten 27-22 in the final match of their summer tour in Fiji on Saturday.

Eben Etzebeth

South Africa ease to victory

South Africa coasted to a 35-12 victory over France in Johannesburg to claim a 3-0 series success.

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