Lions in tatters

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June 14, 2017
Lions in tatters

BOSS: Warren Gatland

Another loss and another lesson for the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand.

Coach Warren Gatland’s side squandered a nine-point lead to lose 23-22 to the Highlanders yesterday.

It was the second loss of their 10-match tour of New Zealand after they were also overhauled by the Blues in their 22-16 loss last  Wednesday.

And a hartseer Gatland says: “The guys are disappointed.

“We shot ourselves in the foot with some turnovers and penalties in the last 10 minutes.

“There are some key moments to learn from. The big [lesson] is that New Zealand sides play for 80 minutes.”

Marty Banks won the game for the home side when he slotted a 74th-minute penalty.

Next up for the Lions is a match against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday.

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