Chiefs 6-34 British and Irish Lions - Jared Payne scores late try as Lions seal their biggest win of Tour so far
Rory Best captains the Lions with a strong performance and Ulster team-mate Payne caps win
Jared Payne scored a try as the British and Irish Lions warmed up for the first Test against New Zealand with their biggest win of the Tour so far.
They eased past the Chiefs 6-34, leading the way from start to finish during a win capped by Payne's late try. He took advantage of Liam Williams' break, on the shoulder to go over the line.
"We want to come out here and be remembered," two-try Jack Nowell told Sky Sports. "We had nothing else to lose. We wanted to play with a bit of excitement, score a few tries and go into the test match with a bit of a bang."
Dan Biggar opened the scoring with a ninth minute penalty and doubled the advantage shortly after. Stephen Donald made it 6-3 with a successful kick of his own for the hosts but the Lions began to really assert their dominance when Jack Nowell bagged the first of his two scores with a clinical pick and drive over the line.
If we'd known Payne was actually a flanker, Coetzee's injury last year wouldnt have been a bother.— Jonathan Bradley (@JBradleyBT) June 20, 2017
A successful conversion from Biggar and it took another Donald penalty to keep the Chiefs within eight points at 6-13 at half-time.
The Lions didn't let up in the second period with a penalty try soon added to by Nowell's second try. Again Biggar added the conversion, as he did for the third time after Payne touched down to seal the 6-34 success in the FMG Stadium Waikato.A Twitter List by clairewilliam22
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