Captain Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions’ victory over New Zealand in Wellington will count for nothing unless they win the Test series decider next week.
The British & Irish Lions face a gruelling 10-game tour of New Zealand, including three Tests against the All Blacks. ESPN will be there with full, up-to-date coverage every step of the way.
Owen Farrell’s 78th-minute penalty proved decisive as the Lions took advantage of Sonny Bill Williams’ first-half red card – the first All Black to be sent off since 1967 – to claim a 24-21 victory in the second Test.
The tourists condemned New Zealand to their first home defeat since 2009, but Warburton downplayed their victory and immediately turned attention to the game at Eden Park next Saturday.
“It is only half the job done,” the Welshman told Sky Sports.
Warburton leads the Lions out in Wellington. Phil Walter/Getty Images
“I will be happy next week when we bring the Test series home. It is one apiece now so effectively we have only played two halves.
“We have got to win the Test series. It is great that we got it to 1-1 and take it to Eden Park. There is still plenty to work on, we gave away way too many penalties in the second half.
“We are delighted to get a win, but we have got to remember it was against 14 men. We have got to up it next week to bring the Test series home.”
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Warburton: Only half the job done
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