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Lions Fans Hammer Owen Farrell On Twitter For Error-Strewn Opening Quarter

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017 3rd Test, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 8/7/2017 New Zealand All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Owen Farrell kicks a penalty Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The Lions survived early pressure from the All Blacks to grab a foothold in the Test before an intercept of an Owen Farrell pass allowed the hosts to break.

Julian Savea almost crossed in the corner before Jonathan Davies managed to get him down just in time. His efforts proved to be in vain though as the Barrett brothers combined to set up the easiest of tries for Ngani Laumape.

Had Farrell chosen his pass wiser, the scoreline may have read 7-0 to Warren Gatland’s side rather than the other way around. Lions fans are far from pleased with the Saracens fly-half and have been quick to let their thoughts be known on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/murphyrob/status/883594342488788993

https://twitter.com/JDHT21/status/883593903190020096

As the Tweets mention, the intercept was not the only error in Farrell’s first 40 minutes but the Englishman did manage to keep his side in touch with two penalties before Roman Poite called time on the half.

The 25-year-old may have to slot in at out-half for the rest of the game after Johnny Sexton hobbled in at half-time with after suffering a serious knock.

If Gatland’s charges have any hope of turning the deficit around in the second period, the centre needs to significantly up his game.

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