Lions Game 2 reviewed by Andrew Richardson

So game two of the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. Auckland blues have not been the best New Zealand super rugby side this season. That being said any team that can play with SBW must be a quality outfit. Throughout the game the lions showed that they could compete physically. The New Zealand Herald are already criticising calling the lions style of play 'WarrenBall.' But I would expect nothing less from the blinkered New Zealand rugby paper. As a British and Irish Lions supporter, it is hard to see where our trys are going to come from. In the northern hemisphere crash forward ball is the mainstay of our club and country game. We shouldn't change that to play more like our hosts. We were let down with aimless kicking and lack of penetration from our three quarters. Our defensive line was impressive for majority of the game pushing the Blues back over 20 to 30m, forcing them to kick for territory. Two spectacular moments of brilliance from Sonny Bill Williams was the true difference in the two sides. For any children watching the SBW try was an example of why we always follow up a penalty kick. We could bleat about the referee and the TMO but we need to remember this was only a friendly and in the big broad scheme of this tour the only games that really matter are the three tests against New Zealand. The only thing I think that we will remember this game for is Rob Howley and his rugby chaos. Disappointed? Of course I am. Was expecting something better? Of course it was anything would've been better than last week. Do I think we will beat Crusaders on Saturday? I'm not too sure. What I am sure is the guys who played today will be so will be very disappointed that they lost that knowing that they won the battles but but not the game. Now we wait to hear the news about Dan Biggar andJared Payne. Big hands up shouts from Maro , Tipuric, Stander, Owens and Cole