British and Irish Lions Assistant Coach Neil Jenkins has turned negative into positive with his remarks about the Lions’ lack of scoring in the opening tour fixtures.
The Lions have been in the firing line since day one of this years tour, with them lacking in clinical play when they get in the opponents 22. Although, Gatland’s assistant has said that they are seeing positive signs from the opening games, stating that; “we need top keep creating the opportunities, and if we do that then I have no doubt, sooner rather than later the boys are going to be taking them,”. Lions fans will be hoping the Welshman is correct, with the prior performances this tour not being completely up to scratch.
He went on to say that they will look to “get momentum going again” against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, in what is an important game for the them as time to improve becomes more of the essence. They only have one more game after Saturday to prepare for the first testagainst the All Blacks; they play Chiefs in their final preparations.
With the first All Blacks fixture being just over a week away, they will have to be more clinical in the 22 to challenge the All Blacks, but with the “X-Factor Players” in the squad, Jenkins is confident that it is possible. Who thinks that the Lions can shock the All Blacks and all Rugby fans by beating the series hosts?