Johnny Wilkinson On What The Lions Need To Do To Keep Their Hopes Alive

All or nothing.

The Lions take on the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium on Saturday knowing that anything but a win and their series is over. It’s been a disappoiting tour so far as a whole, but a win on Saturday could change everything.

Johnny Wilkinson has been speaking to the press ahead of the crucial clash, and have given his thoughts on what he feels the Lions must do to give themselves a chance against the mighty All Blacks.

“Tactically, the Lions need to be very strong in defence, making more solid tackles and executing as ruthlessly as possible, while in attack they need to let players go,” he said.

Wilkinson toured New Zealand with the Lions in 2005, and he told the Press Association they will have to “play at an inspired level for the majority of [the second test],” if they are to keep their hopes in this year’s series alive.

“They’ll have to be incredibly excited by this game and going after what they want – it can’t be a case of just trying to hold New Zealand out.”

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