Gatland clowns around in post-match news conference

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Warren Gatland took a playful swipe at his critics as he turned up for Saturday's post-match news conference sporting a red clown's nose.

Gatland's British and Irish Lions earned a 15-15 draw with New Zealand at Eden Park, ensuring the series was shared 1-1.

The Kiwi was depicted as a clown in a New Zealand Herald cartoon ahead of the second Test, which the Lions won 24-21 to level the series.

He described himself as "a pretty happy clown" following that success and continued with the theme after the third and final Test, facing the media wearing a red nose.

"It was my idea. I had it last week, but didn't think it was the right time," he said.