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Hibbard confident for Lions to win series

Richard Hibbard © www.inpho.ie/BLL

Jun 12, 2013

After scoring 10 tries during the 64-0 defeat of a Combined Country XV, Richard Hibbard admits that Lions head coach Warren Gatland would have been disappointed with some of the mistakes made by the visitors in the second half.

"Obviously he is going to be a little disappointed with the second-half performance," said Hibbard,

"So he should be. You never like to let a few tries slip, and there were concentration lapses, but we know there is a hell of a lot more to come from us."

"We let a few tries slip in the second half, which is very disappointing... there is so much more to come from us."

"There were a lot of positives in the first half," said Hibbard.

He added: "Hats off to them, they really defended for their lives. We could have really put it to them. They showed character and defended for their lives."

Hibbard has nothing but praise for how Gatland, who announces his team to face the Waratahs on Thursday, and his coaching team are managing the players ahead of the Test series.

"The coaches are very good at managing us. They look after us very well," said the Ospreys hooker and Six Nations title-winner with Wales this season.

"It's about getting minutes on the park, getting people working together and used to each other.

"We feel we are on course to win the series. We showed tonight, 64-0 and 10 tries, and there is a hell of a lot more to come.

"So I am very positive. I think we can really push on. Four wins, countless tries, we keep building. I'm very confident."

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