Lions Behind In Christchurch


The Lions had been the better side in the opening quarter, taking a 2-0 lead through a Sean Long penalty after the Kiwis were penalised for interference at the play the ball.

But New Zealand were always in the game and went over for an opportunist try after Martin Gleeson’s grubber was picked up by full-back Brent Webb, who went ninety metres to touch down.

Stacey Jones added the two points and that was the last scoring action of the half, with neither side looking like taking the initiative before the break.

If Great Britain can finish off some of their moves in the second half and avoid cheap turning over of possession they may well come away with the points from this tight encounter.