Game four of the Lions’ tour is in the books and there is still plenty of work to do if they are to reach their full potential.
fter a strong defensive performance against the Crusaders, the Lions had to get their attack going in order to avoid a second defeat on tour against the electric Highlanders.
The first half was competitive and entertaining, with Waisake Naholo crossing to give the Highlanders the lead before Jonathan Joseph cancelled that out with a superb solo finish of his own. An even half ,which ended 10-10, left the Lions with a lot to do to win the game.
The second half couldn’t have started much better with an early Tommy Seymour try, which was followed up by a try from Sam Warburton. Liam Coltman replied for the Highlanders and with eight minutes to go, Marty Banks slotted a penalty to give the lead back to the Highlanders.
That would be the final points of the game, with the score finishing 23-22 as the Lions were handed their second loss on tour.
Another disappointing result but an improved performance.
With that said, let’s look at how to Lions’ rated: