The Maori All Blacks v Lions is what Saturday was all about.

The Lions sucked the life out of the Maori All Blacks and showed that they are growing nicely into the tour. There has been a lot said about the validity of the style of rugby played by the Lions. Equally, there has been a lot said about the Maori All Blacks not having time together. But it mattered not, the result was a resounding success for the undefeated weekend XV of the Lions.

The 1014 Show

Check out how we see it here in The Shed. So much to talk about, so many subplots, so many subtleties. So many players putting their hands up for test spots.



Author: Steven Prescott

I am a total sports fanatic; it is as simple as that. I love all sports, and when I’m not sitting at my computer living my dream with The 1014, I am planning adventures. The last time I did this I ended up convincing my wife to cycle 26,125km across three continents, and 22 countries with me as part of the Pedalling Prescotts.


  1. Hi Steve, just watched the Rugby show re Lions tactics. Very enjoyable well done. New Zealand Rugby and the nation have come out of the Lions tour with a lot of credit. Respect. I am a native of Dundalk Ireland living in England. Played Rugby for the town at youth level.

    I am a former Manchester United GK Academy coach. The drift defence reminds me of Classic Italian International ( Soccer ) teams. The team would all move in unison to deny space, i.e Roman Legions. I will keep watching the show.

    • Hi Vinny,
      Thanks a lot for this comment and really pleased you enjoyed that Lions tactics video. That is really interesting about the Italian football defensive line as well. I will speak to Gareth about this, he will be pleased to hear it.


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