Chiefs 6-34 British & Irish Lions – match report

The British and Irish Lions cruised to a win over an understrength Chiefs side in Hamilton on Tuesday, building nicely to the first Test.

Jack Nowell crossed for a super try in either half as Warren Gatland’s midweek side enjoyed their first victory on Tuesday.



Centre Jared Payne then went over from a smart Liam Williams break, with the tourists also awarded a penalty try.

Dan Biggar added gloss to a morale-boosting performance with some fantastic goalkicking.

All Black legend Stephen Donald kicked a pair of penalties for the Chiefs in reply, with one coming when Lions prop Joe Marler was in the sin-bin early on.

Lions player ratings vs Chiefs – Who fired and who flopped in the Lions sixth match

Chiefs: 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Stephen Donald (c), 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliott, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Luteru Laulala, 23 Chase Tiatia
British and Irish Lions: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 James Haskell, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Alun Wyn Jones, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Finn Russell, 23 Tommy Seymour
Date: Tuesday, June 20
Venue: FMG Stadium, Waikato
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Romain Poite (France)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)
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