Newlyn's Jack Nowell shone for the British Lions this morning as the tourists emphatically won their last game before Saturday's first test against the All Blacks.
"At one point captain Rory Best went up to Garces and said, 'when we put those little dinks in behind them they're body checking.' The Lions are fed up with this sort of nonsense, as the whole of rugby should be, and have chose to make a concerted protest".
Operation Lions Waikato Commander, Inspector Karen Henrikson, said the fans created "a real buzz" in the city centre ahead of the match, and it continued at the stadium.
Gatland will have been delighted to see a strong defence deny the Chiefs from scoring a try.
Starting Lions XV: L Williams, J Nowell, J Payne, R Henshaw, E Daly, D Biggar, G Laidlaw, J Marler, R Best, D Cole, I Henderson, C Lawes, J Haskell, J Tipuric, CJ Stander.
K Dacey (Wales), A Dell (Scotland), T Francis (Wales), C Hill (Wales), AW Jones (Wales), G Davies (Wales), F Russell (Scotland), T Seymour (Scotland). The larger squad should keep to a minimum the number of players having to play twice in a week.
Warren Gatland says Hansen's giving off a stressed vibe.
It's the schedule that forced Warren Gatland to call up six players who might not have been first on the quality list of potential replacements, whatever you think of what that means to the Lions' traditions.
"The selection meeting will be tough and that's the way we want it", added Gatland, who is due to name his team on Wednesday. The tactic of using scrumhalf Conor Murray to repeatedly kick into the box worked against the Maori on a dewy night in Rotorua but is thought less likely to succeed against the All Blacks. "We know we have a few things to tidy up, but we took the legs from them and that enabled us to play some good rugby".
They led 13-6 at the break as Dan Biggar kicked two penalties as well as converting Jack Nowell's try while the Kiwis had Stephen Donald kick two penalties.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. He said he had already raised the issue with the officials for Saturday's test, an indication the Lions will try to exert as much pressure as possible on the referees. "You've got to hand it to them, we battled to get our set piece going and they strangled us". "It makes it hard to complete attacking opportunities". The loosehead prop, not one to shy away from the physical side of the game, saw an opportunity to soften up his opposite man, tighthead Nepo Laulala, and put in a bone-shuddering no-arm tackle.
Anthony Watson, has been lively and is a good direct, runner and finisher, but Daly and Nowell offer more footwork, more energy and more problems to defenders.