Brave Blossoms cherish historic Lions test despite defeat

Jun 29, 2021

The first-ever meeting between the sides at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium was a comfortable 28-10 victory for the Lions, but Jamie Joseph's Brave Blossoms can take a number of positives into their upcoming test against Ireland.

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Captain Michael Leitch said the Brave Blossoms must make a concerted effort to string phases together and avoid turning over the ball against Ireland, currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

"The Lions' experience and strength at the contact stopped us from playing the way we wanted, but we also learned a valuable lesson," Leitch said. "When we managed to continue our attacks, we were able to carry the ball into space. That's what we need to work on."