Dan Carter: Lions lack skills to beat All Blacks and win series - Ruck

Dan Carter: Lions lack skills to beat All Blacks and win series

All Blacks legend Dan Carter, who masterminded the All Blacks 3-0 series win against the Lions in 2005, is predicting another blackwash in the Lions series.

“I’m a pretty one-eyed All Black supporter and I am ­hoping for the same end result, although I think it’ll be a bit closer than the last series,” Carter told the Telegraph.

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“You’ve seen the dangers the All Blacks have in their back line. If they’ve got

“If they’ve got ball going forward, it can be a long night at the office, so the Lions pack really need to step up and dominate up front if they’re going to have a chance.”

“They have shown on a couple of occasions on the tour so far that they’re capable of creating line breaks but they’re just not able to finish them off,



“If you’re going to beat a team like the All Blacks, you’ve got to make the most of every opportunity you get.

“They’re still working on combinations and they’re moving in the right direction but there have just been a few occasions on this tour where they should have scored a couple of tries but, through poor skill execution, they’ve missed out.

“They’ll be looking to improve that and they’ll need to.”

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