Sport Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32-10 win

13:55  17 june  2017
13:55  17 june  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Rugby- Clinical Lions grind Maori All Blacks down in 32 - 10 win - The British and Irish Lions exploited a yellow card to Tawera Kerr-Barlow to set up a game- winning margin and beat the Maori All Blacks 32 - 10 in the fifth match of their tour of New Zealand at Rotorua International Stadium

ROTORUA, New Zealand, June 17 (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions exploited a yellow card to Tawera Kerr-Barlow to set up a game- winning margin and beat the Maori All Blacks 32 - 10 in the fifth match of their tour of New Zealand at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday.

James Lowe of the Maori All Blacks fumbles a high ball during the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017. © David Rogers/Getty Images James Lowe of the Maori All Blacks fumbles a high ball during the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017. The British and Irish Lions exploited a yellow card to Tawera Kerr-Barlow to set up a game-winning margin and beat the Maori All Blacks 32-10 in the fifth match of their tour of New Zealand at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday.

Kerr-Barlow was sinbinned for a dangerous shoulder tackle on Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny allowing the visitors to extend their advantage from 15-10 to 29-10 while the scrumhalf was on the sideline shortly after halftime.

Referee Jaco Peyper awarded a penalty try to the Lions, while lock Maro Itoje drove over, with Halfpenny adding six penalties and a conversion for the visitors who now face the Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday in Hamilton.

Loose forward Liam Messam scored the home side's only try, while flyhalf Damian McKenzie added a conversion and penalty against a Lions combination that is expected to run out during the first test against the All Blacks next week.

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