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Lions return home from tour of New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions have returned from their tour of New Zealand after battling back to draw the Test series.

The squad arrived back at Heathrow this afternoon following their three-Test series with the All Blacks, which finished 1-1 after a dramatic 15-15 draw at Eden Park on Saturday.

Lions captain Sam Warburton arrives at Heathrow airport. Credit: ITV News / Mike Griffiths

The tour saw head coach Warren Gatland lead players to an unexpected share of the series against the All Blacks.

It's only the second time in their history that the Lions have drawn a series, and the first time they've avoided defeat to New Zealand in 46 years.

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