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The Lions had been given a hard time prior to the match in Hamilton against the Chiefs for their lack of adventure and attacking panache.
Their Saturday team had played well to beat the Crusaders and Maori, but they did so with a limited, confrontational game that was all driving mauls, high kicks and incredible defence.
So they were under a bit of pressure to show they could move the ball and counter attack – which they did pretty well in Hamilton.
They scored their best try on tour when they mopped up a loose ball deep inside their 22 and then moved the ball left, pass and draw until Elliot Daly put some good speed on to make it up to the Chiefs' 10-metre line.
A quick recycle and they went right, until Jack Nowell on the other wing, used great footwork to cut inside and dance over for a length of the field try.
“That's something we've been working on,” Lions coach Warren Gatland said of his team's attack. “It takes a bit of time. We've put a new team together, there are combinations of guys getting used to each other's voices. We knew we were creating tries we just haven't been finishing them off.”
MAGIC MEN The Lions played their best rugby in Hamilton.