Lions hoping for Kiwi revenge in Christchurch

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Great Britain Lions will be hoping to put recent test disappointments behind them as they take on New Zealand in the second game where the two have faced each other.

The Lions started far too late as they went down 12-8 in Auckland against the Kiwis last time out, that was a paired with a 14-6 defeat against Tonga in their first match.

The Kiwis themselves will be hoping for another good result to back up last week, as they look to bounce back from defeat against Australia in their first match of the autumn.

An already bare squad for the Lions took a twist for the worst this week as first Ryan Hall, and then Zak Hardaker were declared not fit for the match, meaning Blake Austin is likely to make his debut on the wing.

It is better news for the Kiwis as they welcome back influential halfback Shaun Johnson to their squad, he replaces Keiron Foran, who dislocated his shoulder last week.

Fans will be hoping for better from both teams on Saturday. The match kicks off at 7am UK time.

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