This game was considered the unofficial fourth test due to the talent on display in the Maori squad. They boasted the likes of former Super Rugby Player of the Year Damian McKenzie and Nehe Milner-Skudder. The Lions selected a team that wouldn’t look out of place come 24th June in the first test. Peter O’Mahony captained the side with Sam Warburton on the bench.

The Lions selected a team that wouldn’t look out of place come 24th June in the first test. Peter O’Mahony captained the side with Sam Warburton on the bench.

Leigh Halfpenny’s early penalties were cancelled out by Liam Messam’s try following a mistake by George North. However, after exchanging penalties with McKenzie, Halfpenny gave the Lions a 10-12 lead at halftime. The second half started well with an early penalty and following a scrum infringement, a penalty try for the Lions. Maro Itoje scored his first Lions try with a short pick and go to finish the game off and the Lions ran out 10-32 winners.

Yet another superb defensive performance from the Lions but in the attack there are still many questions to be answered. With that, let’s look at how the Lions rated in an impressive victory.

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