Jermaine McGillvary wants to make amends for Great Britain missed chance

James Gordon

Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary has held his hands up and says he wants to make amends for missing the opportunity to level the scores for Great Britain in the first test defeat to New Zealand.

McGillvary, 31, seemed to have plenty of room to get over in the corner in late stages of the 12-8, but was tackled by Kenny Bromwich who dislodged the ball and denied the Lions at least a draw.

He told PA: “It comes with the territory. I should be finishing those. It was my fault, if I had scored we would have drawn or potentially won the game.

“It’s what happens when you’re a winger. You’re basically a goalkeeper, when you make a mistake, it’s massive.

“I’ve had it a lot of my career but I’ve got tough skin. I was disappointed for two days but now I’ve moved on from it. I want to make amends.”

McGillvary has been named in the team to face the Kiwis in Christchurch this Saturday, with the only other recognised winger in the squad, Ryan Hall, ruled out through injury.

Zak Hardaker has been named on the wing in place of Hall, with Warrington’s Jack Hughes coming in at centre.