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Hastings unhappy with Lions display

11th November 2019, 14:33 by Gareth Freeman

Jackson Hastings says Great Britain Lions made "too many errors" on Saturday in their second Test defeat to New Zealand.

The Lions have lost all three games of their tour of the southern hemisphere so far and only have one chance left to register a win against Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Great Britain lost 14-6 to a Tongan Invitational XIII in their opening match but improved in their first Test against the Kiwis as they slipped to a 12-8 loss.

On Saturday, the Lions were outclassed by New Zealand as the hosts ran out comfortable 23-8 winners.

Man of Steel Hastings concedes his side simply weren't good enough.

"It's frustrating, little moments in games - whether a dropped ball or caught in goal - little lapses cost us again," said Hastings, as reported by Wigan Today.

"You can't take anything away from New Zealand, they're a well-coached side, they're aggressive, they're fast, and they were the better team.

"But it's frustrating, fatigue does funny things to people. When we got to the right positions and put the right plays on, we pulled them apart. We just weren't good enough to execute and that's been the story of the tour so far.

"Our completions weren't good enough, we had too many errors."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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