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Daly calls for more Lions precision

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/06/2017 Angelo Risso

British and Irish Lions winger Elliot Daly admits his side's recklessness in attack against the All Blacks was "frustrating" but insists it's a relatively quick fix before next weekend's second Test in Wellington.

The Lions, playing a surprisingly expansive game against the world champions, had several chances to score more than their two five-pointers.

Daly himself was held up by Israel Dagg in the second minute before a further gilt-edged opportunity to second-five Ben Te'o went begging.

In the end, Sean O'Brien's stunning length-of-the-field effort - in which Daly played a major role down the left edge - and Rhys Webb's close-range consolation weren't enough to prevent the Lions losing 30-15.

"We had chances when we got to the 22 and they probably converted all their chances - that's the defining factor," 24-year-old Daly said.

"It's a positive to be making line breaks against a team like that but we need to convert those opportunities and just keep the pressure on.

"We need to be a little more clinical."

Daly, who plies his trade for Wasps in the English Premiership, said the failure to capitalise on chances would be quickly rectified in training.

They'd also need to reconsider their defending around the ruck.

"They played very smart, they're always going to be that way inclined," Daly said.

"Defensively we put a really good performance but probably gave away a few too many penalties and turnovers at the breakdown area.

"In attack, when we got through our patterns and phases, we went really well.

"We're building as a team and we know we've got to go there and win."

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