Lions coach Farrell demands defensive lift in Dunedin

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones looks down at the scrum

Highlanders coach Scott McLeod, who is filling in for head coach Tony Brown while he is on duty with the Japan Test side, said the Lions win over the Crusaders had told them plenty ahead of the Highlanders game. Both England and Wales have played here in Dunedin in recent years, while starting flanker James Haskell used to call this place home after playing for the Super Rugby side back in the 2012/13 season.

"For that to happen, he's caught Conor Murray's elbow, that was a bit unlucky in that situation".

"I think the Highlanders have got the underlining physicality".

"At this stage of the tour everyone has had a start and as coaches we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey", Gatland said.

The Lions, who geared up for their fourth tour match against Highlanders with a run out at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Monday morning, do appear well stocked at Hogg's position. And given the midweek defeat to the Blues, some even thought they were favourites.

Owen Farrell kicked all the visitors' points as a almost full-strength Lions side handed the Southern Hemisphere's leading club their first loss of the season.

Mo'unga reduced the margin with a penalty in the 24th minute and the Lions went close to scoring two minutes later when Davies barrelled onto Farrell's pass close to the line only to be injured in Mo'unga's tackle.

Farrell played much the same way as Murray but there's never anything wrong with a lot of kicking if its accurate and fulfils the brief.

"You look at the players and you see them but you just stand there, and give them respect". The Lions have made a statement that they are going to be competitive come Test match time and that's critical for our great game.

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The all-All Blacks front row of Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks conceded four scrum penalties to the tourists' none, with French referee Mathieu Raynal identifying repeated engagement breaches.

"So we'll hope he can be back for the Maori game next week".

Nowell will be looking to improve on what was a disappointing display against the Blues and he has shown how unsafe he can be for the Chiefs, and if Joseph and Henshaw can find space in the middle of the park - perhaps running off Stander's shoulder - they should test the Highlanders in defence too.

"The game in New Zealand is fundamentally different to the game in Europe".

Farrell had the chance to add another three points early in the second half, but the penalty kick was deemed just outside the post, despite replays suggesting otherwise.

You saw the style of the Lions against the Crusaders, they took the points that were on offer, almost.

Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland praised his side's defence after they overcame the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

"I suppose the work you do behind the scenes in reviews and meetings, we'll get better from there". Is that the case in global rugby?

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