Lions tour: Jonathan Davies: 'We can beat the All Blacks. Everything is fixable' video

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Warren Gatland is looking for improvements after the first test against the All Blacks.

Lions centre Jonathan Davies says the British and Irish Lions sense they can beat the All Blacks.

The Welsh star was one of the Lions' best during their 30-15 first test defeat in Auckland.

Davies said the second international in Wellington this Saturday would be a test of character, but the Lions' first test problems were "fixable".

Jonathan Davies says the second test against the All Blacks is 'do or die' for the Lions.
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Jonathan Davies says the second test against the All Blacks is 'do or die' for the Lions.

"Some boys might take a couple of days to get over that game because it was quite physical, but there is a sense in the camp that moving forward we can beat the All Blacks," Davies told the Press Association.

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"Everything is fixable. If we are more clinical and we put more pressure on them, who knows? They might start to tighten up, and the pressure comes on them then.

Centre Jonathan Davies makes a break at Eden Park.
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Centre Jonathan Davies makes a break at Eden Park.

"It is a test of character. With this group, pressure has been put on us from the start of this tour, and we have reacted very well, and we need to make sure it is the same for this coming week."

The 29-year-old, who won the Pro 12 league title with Scarlets before the Lions tour, said it was now "do or die in the series".

"We have to win the second Test now. Everyone wants to get off to a head-start by winning the first match, but the best thing about the series is we have another chance next weekend. I am sure everyone will be looking forward to that already."

Davies, who played a part in the Lions' first try to Sean O'Brien after a spectacular counter attack by Welsh compatriot Liam Williams, said the Lions "created chances but we didn't finish them".

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 "We need to be more clinical against the best team in the world.

"Our discipline and error-count in that first 20 minutes gave them a 10-point head-start. We didn't take our chances, and we didn't get any scoreboard pressure on them. We probably left three tries out there, and that is the most disappointing thing."

But he told the Press Association  "everything is fixable on our side of the ball".

 - Stuff

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