Crusaders 3 – 12 British and Irish Lions
Owen Farrell kicked all the Lions points to beat the fancied Crusaders. In a display of superb defence the Lions forced errors out of Crusaders who were unbeaten this season.
The Lions, led by Alun Wyn Jones, have started to show the class that they are capable of but still need to finish off opportunities when they present themselves.
A beaming Head Coach Warren Gatland admitted that it the result was “really important” and their “set piece had been very good”
Taulupe Faletau was immense at No 8 proving former All Black Zinzan Brooke wrong with his, earlier in the week, comments about the player.
The Lions now play the Highlanders in Dunedin on Tuesday night.