RugbyU - 'Down and dirty' All Blacks tell Lions to take a running leap

Running man: Sean O'Brien (R) dives over to score at the end of a sweeping 85-metre move (AFP Photo/MICHAEL BRADLEY)

- All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up the verbal war with the British and Irish Lions, suggesting they play New Zealand style to be competitive in the second Test in Wellington next week. The world champion All Blacks put away their razzle dazzle to get "down and dirty" when they beat the Lions 30-15 in Auckland on Saturday. With the Lions losing the crucial forward battle, Hansen recommended the tourists run the ball more often after they stunned the All Blacks with an end-to-end try started by Liam Williams and finished by Sean O'Brien. "When they can score tries like that first one you're sitting there thinking they should be doing that more often," Hansen said. "That was probably one of the best Test tries I've ever seen."

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