Gatland's Lions get ready for Bok-lash
The Rugby Paper|July 25, 2021
WARREN Gatland warned his Lions of a major Bok-lash after the tourists savored first blood in a bruising and brutal Cape Town battle.
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The coach firmly expects the hosts to be “hurt” by their 22-17 First Test loss and will come at his side even harder next Saturday.

However, the Kiwi also predicted his men in red will be more than ready and able to serve up more pain and despair for them.

He claimed: “This win is very special. Everyone is for me personally. We have beaten the world champions in their own backyard and that is very, very special.

“But they will be hurt by this. They are world champions and a very proud nation. You know they will be determined to get back at us next time but we will be ready and looking forward to it.

“There is a lot more in us and we can get better. We have the chance to win the series and that’s the biggest thing. We have got better as the tour has gone on so there’s no reason why we won’t be even stronger next weekend.

“It wasn’t a great first half as we gave away some soft penalties and allowed them to build a lead.

“But I said to the boys at half-time we are still in the arm wrestle and let’s stay in it and start scoring some points.

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