Sonny Bill Williams shone for the Blues while Jack Nowell floundered for the Lions
If that was two of the All Blacks, 15 will be entirely too many for the Lions
Sonny Bill Williams and Steve Luatua both made perfect offloads to set up West's winning try.
Both had huge games against the Lions and with Steve Hansen watching on, will likely play some part in the three-match Test series wearing an All Black shirt.
If just two of them can turn a game against the tourists in such dramatic fashion, the size of the task of taking on 15 of them can never have been more apparent to Warren Gatland.
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Tana Umaga has not aged well
Rugby fans of a certain age will remember Umaga as a barn-storming centre with untold power who scored 36 tries in 74 Tests for New Zealand.
Now, he is trying to coach the Blues to their first Super Rugby title in 14 years.
Sitting in his glass box high above the sodden Eden Park surface, Umaga looked more like the lion from the Wizard of Oz than the terrifying back who captained the All Blacks to 19 wins in 21 games.
CJ Stander is ready to fill Billy Vunipola's shoes
The injury to Billy Vunipola before the Lions even flew to New Zealand was the moment many British and Irish fans decided any chance of winning the Test series was over.
But Ireland's CJ Stander – who represented South Africa at U18 and U20 levels – had a breakthrough Six Nations including a hat-trick against Italy and a domineering performance to spoil England's Grand Slam at the Aviva Stadium.
And former farmer and discus thrower once again showed why he is so highly rated the world over, scoring the Lions' first try and showing a level of strength and physicality that almost matched the best of Vunipola.
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CJ Stander was impressive at No8 for the British and Irish Lions despite the defeat
Jack Nowell has plenty to prove
In a country where 6ft4 wingers with an 11-second 100m are 10-to-a-penny, Jack Nowell is an unusual breed.
But the Exeter Chiefs man was determined to get involved against the Blues, often appearing in midfield or carrying at first receiver.
However, his defence was sorely tested. He was caught out for the first try and flew out of the line to leave a massive hole that the Blues nearly exploited 10 minutes after the break.
Rory Best has still got a lineout problem
There are few better scrummaging hookers in the world than Rory Best but the lineout is not his strength.
Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes were phenomenally strong at the set-piece but when it mattered, in the last minute in the Blues' corner, Best overthrew his man and the game was over.