Lions must rely on the bludgeon against All Black swordsmen


George Kruis, Lions, Maori All Blacks

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George Kruis carries the ball for the Lions against the Maori All Blacks

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George Kruis, Lions, Maori All Blacks

Tourists grind out a win over the Maori in hope the same tactics pay off against New Zealand

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Monday, June 19, 2017 – 3:26pm

With only one game to go before the Lions take on the mighty All Blacks in the first Test of the series, the tourists’ gameplan is becoming ever clearer – and it revolves around defence.

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The Lions’ successes against Canterbury Crusaders and the Maori All Blacks – the two sides seen as their toughest opponents apart from New Zealand – have been based on forward dominance and suffocation tactics.

On Saturday they powered their way to a 32-10 win over the Maori side with the Lions pack dominating …read more

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