18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
2005 Lions Tour: First Test: Saturday, June 25 New Zealand 21 Lions 3, Jade Stadium, Christchurch Scorers: New Zealand: Tries: Ali Williams, Sitiveni Sivivatu; Con: Daniel Carter; Pens: Carter 3 Lions: Pen: Jonny Wilkinson
NEW ZEALAND: Leon MacDonald; Doug Howlett, Tana Umaga (Capt), Aaron Mauger, Sitiveni Sivivatu; Daniel Carter, Justin Marshall; Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Carl Hayman, Chris Jack, Ali Williams, Jerry Collins, Richie McCaw, Rodney So'oialo.
Replacements used: Byron Kelleher for Marshall, Greg Somerville for Woodcock (both 67 mins), Mils Muliaina for MacDonald (69), Rico Gear for Umaga, Derren Witcombe for Mealamu (both 75), Sione Lauaki for Collins (77). Not used: Jono Gibbes.
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS:
(15) Jason Robinson (Sale Sharks/England) (14) Josh Lewsey (London Wasps/England) (13) Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster/Ireland) (12) Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons/England) (11) Gareth Thomas (Toulouse/Wales) (10) Stephen Jones (Clermont Auvergne/Wales) (9) Dwayne Peel (Llanelli/Wales) (1) Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff/Wales) (2) Shane Byrne (Leinster/Ireland) (3) Julian White (Leicester Tigers/England) (4) Paul O'Connell (Munster/Ireland) (5) Ben Kay (Leicester Tigers/England) (6) Richard Hill (Saracens/England) (7) Neil Back (Leicester Tigers/England) (8) Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers/England)
Replacements used: Will Greenwod (NEC Harlequins/England) for O'Driscoll (2 mins), Ryan Jones (The Ospreys/Wales) for Hill (18), Shane Horgan (Leinster/Ireland) for Robinson, Steve Thompson (Northampton Saints/England) for Byrne, Danny Grewcock (Bath/England) for Kay (all 57), Matt Dawson (London Wasps/England) for Peel (74). Not used: Graham Rowntree (Leicester Tigers/England).
Sin-bin: Paul O'Connell (Lions) (11 mins) HT: New Zealand 11 Lions 0; Attendance: 36,500 Referee: Jokl Jutge (France)