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When the British and Irish Lions take the field in Auckland, New Zealand's Eden Park Stadium, they will play in a venue where the host All Blacks have not lost a game since July 1994, after reeling off 37-victories and one draw. International visitors have won Test matches in Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, Dunedin, and New Plymouth but not at the venerated Eden Park.
The first of three Tests will occur this Saturday when the All Star Home County and Irish fifteen meet the All Blacks on this 2017 Lions tour.
The Lions improved their tour record to 4-2 with wins over the Maori All Blacks 32-10 and a 34-6 rout of the Chiefs in their first mid-week victory. In both games, Lions forwards dominated the pack, with outstanding play from Maro Intoje, former European Player of the Year.
The Lions past two wins have buoyed the squad's confidence, but they face the daunting mission of playing the number one team in the World, a difficult task anytime and anywhere in New Zealand, but, seemingly, next to impossible in Eden Park stadium.
Lions versus All Blacks, Saturday, June 27.