Lions V Crusaders – Review

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The British and Irish Lions showed improvement in their third game of the tour this morning, but there is still improvements to be made.

They beat Super Rugby’s Crusaders 12-3, with Owen Farrell kicking four penalties. They were not up to usual Lions standards however; lacking in the 22, but they still did enough through the penalties to get a much needed win.

The Lions stated their dominance against the unbeaten Super League side by half time; going into the changing rooms leading 9-3. It was in fact the ‘next Dan Carter’ aka Richie Mo’unga who got the only points for the Crusaders with a penalty.

With the match this morning being more of a kicking contest, rather than a quality game as the teamsheets suggested, there is still questions to be asked of Gatland with the All Blacks fixtures looming ever closer.

They will have to make vast improvements if they want to even come close to beating the All Blacks, with their clinical play on both attack and defence proving costly against any side.

The Lions face The Highlanders in their next game, which takes place on Tuesday with a kick off time of 8.35am UK time. Will we see improvement with tour captain Sam Warburton back in the side?

 

 

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