Nowell at the double as Lions maul Chiefs

Nowell at the double as Lions maul Chiefs

He has called on Gareth Davies, Cory Hill, Tomas Francis and Kristian Dacey from Wales and Scotland's Finn Russell and Allan Dell, all of whom have been named on the bench against the Chiefs.

An overthrown Chiefs line-out was gathered by Justin Tipuric, Payne, Williams and Robbie Henshaw leading a breakaway which ended with Nowell adding his second try.

Which Lions caught the eye? Gatland will be pleased that after his concerns over the amount of blocking his team had been subject to, Garces awarded two penalties against the Chiefs for this infringement.

An early yellow for a stupid shoulder charge wasn't good but he played well, scrummaging strongly, and was tough with and without the ball.

The squad travelled to Auckland straight after the game on Tuesday and will turn full focus to the first Test.

The teams traded penalties but it was the Lions who drew the first real blood, again going through the phases before Nowell, razor-sharp around the breakdown, spotted a gap and jump over the ruck to score from a metre. Those were just three of the lock's contributions in the opening 40 minutes as he produced another impressive display.

Lawes, who had been making a serious case for Test selection, was then forced from the field for a Head Injury Assessment following a blow to the head, Wales forward Alun Wyn Jones coming on.

The match followed the familiar pattern of the tour for the first 60 minutes as the Lions used a dominant set piece, accurate kicking and suffocating defense to wear down their opponents.

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3 mins:Courtney Lawes steals the lineout.

The British and Irish Lions players think Steve Hansen's mind-games are "irrelevant", according to defence coach Andy Farrell.

"To play against the Chiefs, they've only lost a couple of games this season, we get plenty of highlights beamed over to the United Kingdom of them scoring unbelievable tries and everything else so it's just very important for us to leave nothing out there and put everything in there to make sure the boys go into the Test match with another win and some real positivity".

Had Dave Rennie had the likes of Aaron Cruden and Anton Linert-Brown available, the Chiefs may have been able to record another famous victory, but as it was, they were merely cannon fodder for the more talented Lions side.

The New Zealand Herald gave Marler the worst score of their player ratings - 3/10 - and had some scathing comments for him. And the official raised a smile. Nowell's England teammate Elliot Daly on the left wing was also in good form.

For that to become an issue, the Lions would have to show more attacking intent than they did against the Maori. Things improved in the second half, but they make things hard for themselves with their own mistakes and infringements.

1 JOE MARLER - Marred his night with a woeful challenge for a deserved sin-bin but at least returned to make some kind of amends: 4.

The Lions ran in some classy tries against the Chiefs as their backline finally clicked - and Nowell has insisted the Lions must bid to repeat that feat against the All Blacks.