Wayne Bennett: We’re on the up

Drew Darbyshire

Great Britain coach Wayne Bennett insists his side are improving, despite them suffering two consecutive defeats so far. 

The Lions fell short to a 12-8 defeat against New Zealand in their second match of their autumn tour of the southern hemisphere.

Great Britain lost to Tonga in the opening match of the tour – but Bennett feels encouraged by his side’s performance against the Kiwis.

He said: “Last week [against Tonga] we didn’t make any opportunities to score tries, but we had opportunities to score tries [against New Zealand], that’s the difference. We’re on the up.

“First half was a pretty dismal game of football. Completions were high but nothing was happening in there.

“We sorted a few things out at half-time. We stuck to it in the second half, we stuck to it in the first half but our halves could have got on the ball more.

“They got that right in the second-half, there was a lot more ball movement and we gave ourselves a chance.”

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