Lions’ stoic defence sets up morale-boosting win over formidable Crusaders

• Crusaders 3-12 British & Irish Lions
• Owen Farrell kicks four penalties to help secure victory

The British & Irish Lions have transformed the mood of their New Zealand tour with an outstanding 12-3 victory over the previously unbeaten Crusaders. The Lions gave easily the best performance since their arrival, overcoming disruptive backline injuries and delivering a forceful retort to claims they would struggle to win another fixture on this trip.

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