Tuesday saw the British and Irish Lions come off victorious over the Chiefs in a game that ended in a 34-6 win for the Lions.
The Lions thus ended their mid-week slump in style with Jack Nowell scoring a sensational try double for the team. This victory comes four days before the first All Blacks test.
The match which was held in Hamilton, the home town of Lions coach Warren Gatland saw the Lions score four tries, thus preventing the Chiefs from crossing the line.
With this win, the Gatland led squad is sure brimming with morale ahead of their opening test game on Saturday.
The Lions had earlier been defeated by the Auckland Blues and the Otago Highlanders, but this game gave them the opportunity to redeem themselves and end a sequence of mid-week defeats.
Nowell’s second try was a sensational one, where the tourists took the ball the whole length of the field, passing it through 10 pairs of hands before the Englishman swerved past two defenders to finish.
Lions began the game on a promising note, as they went on the attack after a Chiefs’ lineout ball was stolen by Courtney Lawes.
A late tackle by Harlequins prop, Joe Marler caused him to be sent to the sin-bin and it could have cost the team, but Alan Dell who replaced him, excelled in the match.
In the first half of the match, the Lions led the possession by 58 percent as well as the territory by 63 percent.
Nowell scored the first try of the match in the 25th minute. Going into the break, the tourists had their lead narrowed to 13-6 after a penalty by Stephen Donald, Chief’s skipper.
There was soon another try by Nowell, and another by Jared Payne to confirm the big win.