Kaino: referee will tell All Blacks if blocking is illegal

Kaino: referee will tell All Blacks if blocking is illegal

"They gave a couple of penalties (in Saturday's 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks) for blocking".

"We're becoming very cohesive, there's an identity to it, we've got to stand for something". "We're forcing a few errors, we've played as physically as we should be but is there room for improvement? Yes, and so there should be".

The England worldwide picked up a quad strain in training before the Lions' clash with the Maori All Blacks on Saturday and there had been great fear that he would miss out on the first Test.

As to what that identity was, Farrell added: "I'm sure you've seen some physical hits, some good defensive breakdown work. We're giving players a chance there from a counter attack perspective". We're still developing as a team and finding an identity.

It leaves the Lions with the positive conundrum of fitting Sexton, Farrell, Ben Te'o, Jonathan Davies and Jonathan Joseph into their 10-12-13 combination for Saturday's first Test. It's something that, to this day, provides the emerging generation with inspiration that they can one day go on to emulate that display, though Lienert-Brown admits he must do a job for his team first.

Halfpenny converted and took his record from the tee on the evening to seven out of seven as the Lions showed plenty of encouraging signs that they can challenge the world champion. It's full of guys who are used to winning and know how to win.

"The forwards were outstanding: the maul was just going on and on and on and I was just chilling on the wing!" Everything builds up. The strength of the collective group is going to be phenomenal. We've got huge respect for what the Lions are and what they are bringing.

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The Chiefs will look to emulate the successful formula of the Blues and Chiefs in using an up-tempo game, but Rennie conceded it would not be easy.

"It was a little bit harsh but we've been looking for it [the offside line] and I'm still looking for it now".

"It is up to us to show a good picture [to referees]. George for me is a player who needs to get his hands on the ball as much as possible".

Their try to Liam Messam was fortunate, the result from a spilled ball from George North, and wasn't from a line break. Sean O'Brien has surely earned the right to be picked at openside flanker ahead of Sam Warburton, although the tour captain is likely to make the bench.

"A number of those players in the back three are pretty versatile".

A year after he led the Chiefs to a famous victory over Wales, Stephen Donald gets the honour again against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday in what will be his 100th match for the franchise.

"The frustrating thing for us is the amount of blocking that's going on, it makes it hard to complete attacking opportunities and situations because there is so much happening off the ball in terms of holding players or subtly holding players", Gatland told British media.

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