Warren Gatland On Whether He Will Make Changes For The 2nd Test Or Not
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It may be time to freshen things up.
The Lions pulled off a famous win in Wellington on Saturday in some horribly conditions, to level up the series with the All Blacks. A return to Eden Park on Saturday now awaits him, and despite the win, Gatland sounds like he’s going to make some changes.
The Lions head coach says a few of his forward looked heavy-legged after the first Test upon video review. Should they spot a few in the second Test, they may shuffle the pack for Saturday’s decider.
We’ll look at it in the next few days and talk to the players,” said Gatland.
“We freshened them up a bit this [second Test] week and made this week a little lighter. When we looked back on the tape of the first Test, our forwards were a bit heavy-legged.
“We did a double session on the Thursday [in the first Test week]. I don’t think it was just the double session – it was accumulation of three or four weeks of no days off, travel, the games, the trainings, walk-throughs, everything the coaches do, the meetings.”