All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Lions have to start winning
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 7:50
"The hosts have not been beaten once this season", said their man on the ground, "so this win will be a real boost for the Lions who mis-fired in their opening two games". That's been challenging for all of us.
"Touring with the Lions is very tough and a test of character". I have been hammered by the New Zealand media as well so it has been a targeted campaign against me personally. "As players we know we are good enough too adapt to each other".
As he approaches the best years of his career, Owen Farrell brings a calmness and control to proceedings as well as his natural aggression and physicality.
Gatland believes the Lions can now push their tour onto new levels after securing a hugely-important and morale-boosting victory.
10 June 2017; Conor Murray of the British & Irish Lions during the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.
"They are a very competitive outfit, very aggressive on opposition ball", said Rowntree.
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"But I'm really pleased, more with the result than the performance".
"For that to happen, he's caught Conor Murray's elbow, that was a bit unlucky in that situation". They have six internationals in that pack so we knew it would be a tasty game. The Lions probably don't have much confidence, because they still haven't got it together.
"The Crusaders kicked a lot to us and the pleasing thing for us is we kept our composure and didn't give them an opportunity to score a try through a turnover".
Lock Luke Romano vows the All Blacks will be able to quickly adjust to the French referees' policing of the scrum after some "frustrating" rulings in the Crusaders' loss to the British and Irish Lions.
Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price said the couple had recorded the numbers of the stolen tickets, and Police were pursuing several avenues of inquiry.
"They just found a way to win".
"With Super Rugby refs, we're allowed to lean and be pre-engaged and the ref tonight, he didn't want that and that's a northern hemisphere ref, and so we were finding it hard to adjust to that".
The tourists also upped their intensity on defence, shutting down the Crusaders attacking options with their fast line speed and forcing them into mistakes.
"We thought they were going to play that way and that's exactly how they did play". "Jordie has been in outstanding form, he has a skill set which is complete and has a great running and kicking game".