Nowell (25,59), Penalty (55), Payne (64)
Biggar (26,60,65), Penalty Try (55)
Chiefs vs Lions
8:35am Tuesday 20th June
'LIONS WERE TOO GOOD'
Chiefs skipper Stephen Donald admits they were outclassed by the tourists.
Rory Best and Jack Nowell speak to Sky Sports after the Lions' impressive victory in Hamilton.
RORY BEST REACTION
"We talked about getting bit of a reaction from this group.
"Although the results have not looked great for us in midweek, we've actually put ourselves in position to win games and win games comfortably. We got ourselves in that position here and we drove on.
"There's a good team spirit throughout this squad. You saw that out there - the boys really worked hard for each other. Even at the very end when you're winning comfortably, it's easy to concede a try and give up, but we kept marching forward."
Take a look at this brilliant Lions try which started inside their own 22 and was finished by Jack Nowell.
STEPHEN DONALD REACTION
were too good. We had a spell in the second half where we started to do a few
things that we wanted, but they scored two quick tries and broke our backs. Unfortunately,
once they got a roll on we couldn’t stop them.
tried hard but we were outgunned. They deserve their win.”
STEPHEN FERRIS REACTION
"Warren Gatland has learned that he can rely on these players if somebody goes down injured in training this week. They can come in and do a job.
"I am so excited about Saturday now. The marker these guys laid down was phenomenal. 79 minutes on the clock, they're still tackling hard for each other, the physicality is still there."
JACK NOWELL REACTION
The Exeter Chief looks to have rediscovered his best form, scoring two tries against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
"Back in Exeter they call me the pick-and-go king because I keep stealing the forwards' tries! Any try in a Lions shirt means a lot. I'm just thankful I could do it for the boys I was playing with."
CHIEFS 6-34 LIONS
FULL-TIME: Cole makes a fantastic turnover on his own 22 and Biggar boots the ball into touch.
The Lions head into Saturday's first Test on the back of successive tour victories after demolishing the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Jack Nowell scored a brilliant double, followed by a penalty try, with Jared Payne also crossing after some wonderful backline play.
The Chiefs were dominated at the set piece and were unable to find a way through the tourists' miserly defence. A great night at the office for Warren Gatland's men.
79: The Chiefs are pushing for a consolation try but the Lions defence has been solid so far.
77: Payne is forced off so Daly returns to the fray.
Liam Williams has been brilliant with ball in hand tonight.
74: CHANCE! Williams produces another lightening counter from a Chiefs error and sends Seymour tearing through a gap. The wing drifts wide to set up a two-on-one but his pass to Payne is a shocker.
TRY OF THE TOUR?
Watch this brilliant try from Jack Nowell.
70: The Lions have yet to change their front row, mainly because they're dominant. They eke out another penalty and that allows Biggar to find touch on halfway.
69: Nice footwork from Tiatia from a quick tap penalty but Messam knocks on as he takes a crash ball on the Lions 22.
66: The Chiefs lose their second wing to injury as Alaimalo limps off the pitch. He has been given few opportunities with ball in hand.
TRY! Payne scores another cracker following a sublime break by Williams.
Nowell reacts quickest to take Nanai-Williams' chip over the top and he feeds his full-back, who tears through some gaping holes in the midfield and sends Payne over for their fourth try.
CHIEFS 6-27 LIONS
62: Scrum penalty for the Lions and they are really turning the screw now.
The first change of the evening sees Tommy Seymour come on for Daly. Is he being saved for Saturday?
TRY! Nowell scores the try of the tour so far! The Chiefs' lineout falters yet again and the Lions counter from inside their own 22.
Payne, Williams and Daly combine down the left, with Daly and Payne throwing fantastic offloads to release Henshaw. The centre is tackled inside the opposition 22 but quick ruck ball presents space out wide, and Nowell weaves through for his second.
CHIEFS 6-20 LIONS
58: Another ruck penalty, this time Stander is the offender. The Chiefs decline the kick at goal and opt for the lineout.
Lawes has passed his HIA and returns to the pitch, replacing Jones.
56: Best is penalised for hands in the ruck and the Chiefs kick to touch on the Lions 22.
PENALTY TRY! Another dominant maul from the Lions and the Chiefs are forced to collapse. Henderson is unable to ground the ball so referee Garces runs underneath the posts and awards the penalty try.
YELLOW CARD! Brown is sin-binned for collapsing the maul.
CHIEFS 6-13 LIONS
53: Stander peels away from a maul and feeds Best down the short side. The hooker is about to be tackled into touch but smartly releases the ball, and Stander then forces a Chief player over the line when he retrieves possession.
There are then some handbags, with Jones in the thick of it.
52: Good driving maul from the Lions and Brown is forced to collapse. Penalty to the Lions deep inside the Chiefs 22 and they kick to touch for a five-metre lineout.
Lawes is forced to go off for a HIA and is replaced by Alun-Wyn Jones.
50: Fisiihoi knocks on when trying take a crash ball and Laidlaw makes a nice break. He is tackled on halfway and Donald is penalised for not rolling away. The Chiefs is unhappy with the call and makes his frustrations known to referee Garces.
48: The Lions go through 15 phases, many of which are ponderous, and Henshaw is twice hammered by opposite number Fa'auli. The Chiefs clear downfield and the Lions recover possession outside their own 22.
45: Another poor throw from Best towards Henderson, again not straight. A decent attacking position is spurned.
44: Tiatia rises high to claim Biggar's garryowen but the Chiefs are pinged for obstruction. Faauli is the offender on Nowell and it's the right call.
42: The Chiefs try to force the issue but Stevenson's long pass out wide flies straight into touch.
41: First errant lineout from the Lions as Best's throw clearly doesn't go straight.
Donald gets us back underway in Hamilton.
Jack Nowell dives over from close range for his first try of the tour.
HALF-TIME: Donald slots his second penalty and that means Jack Nowell's 25th-minute try separates the sides at the break.
The Lions have dominated territory and unsettled the Chiefs at the lineout. They've also shown flashes of quality in attack, one of which led to Nowell's try.
CHIEFS 3-13 LIONS
39: Marler is penalised for not rolling away and this time their lineout functions. Christie makes a half-break and Fisiihoi charges into the Lions 22.
The Lions are forced to concede a penalty, Tipuric going off his feet, and Donald will cut the deficit from the tee.
37: Biggar is penalised for a high tackle on Sanders as he broke away from the base of the scrum. It was a wild swinging arm from the fly-half and he is fortunate not to see yellow, although Sanders had slipped and was going to ground.
35: The Lions set up a rolling maul, with Best directing traffic from the back, but they splinter in front of the tryline so it will be a put-in to the Chiefs at the scrum.
34: Big hit by Biggar as he sprints out of the line to hammer opposite number Donald, forcing the fly-half to knock-on.
The Chiefs are then penalised for not rolling away and Biggar declines the shot at goal. He boots the ball into touch.
32: Lawes and Haskell combine to great effect as the Lions power towards the Chiefs 22. Payne then sends a looping out wide and Williams knocks on under pressure from Alaimalo. He won't thank his centre for that pass.
28: Smart grubber by Payne for Williams to chase but Tiatia gets across and Christie finds a good touch. The Lions are dominating territory.
TRY! Nowell scores! Williams makes a lovely break after some physical play in the midfield. Biggar gets to within a couple of metres of the line and Nowell dives over from the resultant ruck.
Biggar adds the extras.
CHIEFS 3-6 LIONS
24: Some nice play from the Lions is ended by a poor kick from Henshaw, which goes out on the full.
24: Two knock-ons in the Chiefs 22, from Lawes and then Christie. The break in play sees Marler and Haskell return to the pitch.
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