Lions slain

news: Lions slain

A MIDWEEK 109-6 warm up victory over second division Mamawatu instilled new hope in Sir Clive Woodward’s side, which underwent a total of 11 changes for the second Test against New Zealand as opposed to the opening mauling. The new faces only made matters worse, an initial Gareth Thomas try being quickly cancelled out by a rampant All Blacks side that went on to inflict the highest Test defeat upon the Lions ever. The 48-18 scoreline belies a magical performance by fly half Daniel Carter, who scored two tries himself in addition to kicking four conversions – in all honesty, the Lions were completely outclassed, losing the series before the final Test even kicks off. It is high time that Woodward quit the game completely and assumes his post as director of football [soccer] at Southampton.