JOSH Hodgson’s strive was in useless as Nice Britain had been doomed to their third defeat of three tour video games.
Shaun Johnson toasted his return to the Kiwis’ facet by grabbing a strive as they threatened to chop unfastened.
Hooker Hodgson went over the road because the Lions tried to come back again from 20-2 down – however, as ever, errors price Nice Britain.
Now it’s on to Papua New Guinea as they try to keep away from a full set of losses.
Nice Britain boss Wayne Bennett was compelled to raid his ranks as he looked for the primary win of the tour on the third try.
Again-rower Jack Hughes began at centre and stand-off Blake Austin was on the wing and the Kiwis wasted no time in focusing on the Warrington star with excessive kicks.
Certain sufficient, a spill led to the opening factors of the sport and he was dragged out of play metres from his personal line.
From the second, Joseph Manu scored the opening strive however three Jamayne Isaako penalties put Michael Maguire’s facet in management.
Within the week Sonny Invoice Williams returned to the 13-a-side code, one other Kiwi magician, Johnson, dazzled by stepping by the road to the touch down.
As soon as Ken Maumalo touched down, the sport appeared over. It could have taken one thing particular to come back again from this.
Hodgson touched down after Josh Jones’ offload however that was solely a brief reduction for followers who had travelled to Christchurch.
John Bateman was millimetres from one other attempt to identical to final week, Britain pounded the road late on, helped by Daryl Clark’s introduction off the bench.
Nonetheless, Isaako made it a 11-point haul with a drop objective so as to add to 5 targets – Austin’s spill with the strive line begging summed the show up.
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