Warren Gatland must pray for rain

The Lions smothered the Maori in the wet second half conditions with their superior muscle in close quarters.

The weather allowed them to slip through tackles and hindered the hosts' expansive game plan. A bit of bad weather would do the tourists no harm.

Ben Te'o versus Sonny Bill Williams could be a heavyweight classic

There will be box office collisions if the two Auckland-born centres are handed the No 12 jerseys.


Te'o constantly smashed his way over the gain line and it will be a meeting of muscle if he runs hard at Williams.

The Lions need to learn the rules

Conor Murray stumped by the law changes when he kicked the ball in to touch from a penalty to end the first half.

Previously, that would have signalled the end of play, but now the attacking team must play the lineout.

Murray raised his arms in protest, but he should have tapped the ball before he kicked it. Learning the rules would be a good start.

Leigh Halfpenny could become the main man... again

The Welsh fullback was the star of the show in 2013 and he kicked 20 points - seven from seven - in Rotorua.

If Owen Farrell does not recover to face the All Blacks, Halfpenny looks will be a more than capable replacement with the kicking tee.

The number 11 jersey is still up for grabs

Anthony Watson and Leigh Halfpenny both made impressive strides towards a Test start, but George North is nowhere near his form of the 2013 tour.

The winger struggled to deal with Maori kicking and looked short of confidence in attack. Elliot Daly is next in line.