Saints star Lawes helps to secure memorable win on Lions Test debut

Courtney Lawes made his Lions Test debut in a superb win against New Zealand on Saturday.

Saturday, 1st July 2017, 2:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:42 am
Saints star Courtney Lawes

The Saints star came off the bench during the second half to help propel the Lions to a memorable 24-21 victory in Wellington.

The All Blacks paid the price for Sonny Bill Williams’ first-half red card as the Lions fought back to secure a victory that levelled the three-match series at 1-1.

Lawes made a big impact after being brought on for Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones and the Saints man will now hope to start the final Test in Auckland next Saturday.

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Tries from Bath’s Taulupe Faletau and Munster’s Conor Murray, allied with a conversion and four penalties from Owen Farrell, won it for the Lions in Wellington.

Farrell’s nerveless kick four minutes from time proved decisive.