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THE British and Irish Lions will have to win the third test if they are to secure a series victory over South Africa.

THE British and Irish Lions will have to win the third test if they are to secure a series victory over South Africa.

Warren Gatland’s men led 9-6 after a physical first half but were outkicked in the second as the Springboks secured a comprehensive win. Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am crossed the line for the Boks as the Lions were unable to provide an answer to the boot of Handre Pollard.

Lions head coach Warren Gatland said his team had “no opportunity to play”.

Gatland said: “We had no momentum or opportunity to play.

“Nothing at all from any kick returns and we gave away some penalties. They scrummaged pretty well and got some reward for that.

“We were happy with the first half and we felt going into half-time we had carried well and got forward momentum, but we just didn’t achieve anything like that in the second half.”

JACQUES TALKS

Here’s what Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has to say on the game:

“I felt that was a great response you know.

“The guys worked really hard and like I said from the beginning, we stuck to on field stuff and the rugby stuff.

“And hats off to the guys, there was a few things we had to rectify from last weekend and the plans that the players came up with worked for us.”

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