Gatland & The Lions Should Be Really Worried & Here’s Why

Touring New Zealand was never going to be easy.

The Lions took on a New Zealand Super Rugby franchise for the very first time in their history today, and it ended in defeat. While Gatland’s men were much improved, they were beaten in almost every facet of the game.

3 tries to 1, 484 metres gained to 330, 52% to 48% possession, 14 offloads to 4, shall I go on? The fact is the Lions need to starting gelling and they need to start gelling quickly or this tour could turn into a complete embarrassment.

Next up for the Lions is the Crusaders, the top ranked New Zealand franchise this season. 14 wins from 14. In contrast, the Blues have won just 7 of their 14 games, losing 6, drawing 1.

In fact the other four New Zealand franchises combined have lost just 8 games between them from 54 played. The Lions should be really worried… This tour could turn into a complete disaster.

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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