Lions tour: Punters win big as All Blacks beat Lions in first test

Codie Taylor's opening try netted one punter a six-figure sum.
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Codie Taylor's opening try netted one punter a six-figure sum.

As New Zealand celebrates the All Blacks' win over the Lions in the first test, two punters have more reason to cheer than most.

According to the TAB, Codie Taylor's opening try netted one punter a $117,000 return. They'd backed the All Blacks hooker to score the opening try with a $4500 stake at odds of 26 to 1.

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The game's end left Lions fans dejected.

The match was an enormous success for the All Blacks.

Rieko Ioane scores his second try.

Sam Whitelock claims a lineout ball.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 24: Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks dives over to score his team's second try during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by the Lions.

An injured Ryan Crotty.

A scrum packs down.

The Lions' Liam Williams makes a break for it.

Beauden Barrett tackles the Lions' Jonathan Davies.

Sean O'Brien scores the Lions' first try of the match.

Owen Farrell of the Lions kicks a penalty, to get the Lions on the board.

Codie Taylor of the All Blacks celebrates after scoring a try.

Codie Taylor scores the first try of the match.

Elliot Daly of the Lions is tackled short of the tryline by Israel Dagg.

The All Blacks perform the haka.

The All Blacks line up at the start of the match.

Lions fans roar in the crowd.

Lions coach Warren Gatland smiles before the match.

Lions fans soak up the atmosphere prior to the first test.

The Lions Den Supporters Village, The Cloud, Auckland.

The DHL Lions Series trophy.

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But as the All Blacks' lead grew on the way to a win, the punters' wins also got bigger.

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Another scored a $222,000 return after placing a $111,000 halftime bet, backing the All Blacks to win by 13 points or more at 2 to 1 odds.

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