Lions seal convincing win over Maori All Blacks in wet conditions

Lions scrum
Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions
Maori All Blacks (10) 10
Try: Messam Con: McKenzie Pen: McKenzie
British and Irish Lions (15) 32
Tries: Penalty try*, Itoje Con: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6
*Penalty tries are now an automatic seven points, with no conversion taken

The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions in Rotorua.

Leigh Halfpenny – who landed 20 points in all – kicked them into a 15-10 half-time lead, with Liam Messam crossing for the hosts’ try.

The Lions forwards dominated the second half and they earned a penalty try when they took the Maori apart at a scrum.

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