Warburton not getting carried away

The British and Irish Lions haven’t achieved anything yet despite their impressive 24-21 win over New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday.

That was the word from Lions skipper Sam Warburton, who said his team's ultimate goal was to win next weekend's series decider at Eden Park – a result which will secure the famous touring side a series win in New Zealand for the first time since 1971.  

"It's only half a job done so I'll be happy next weekend when we bring the Test series home," he told Sky Sports. "One apiece now so we've effectively played two halves."

Warburton admitted that the win over the All Blacks was a memorable result but said there is plenty of room for improvement.

"We've got to win the Test series," he added.

"It's great that we got it (the series) to one-all but there's still plenty to work on. We gave away way too many penalties in the second half. 

"Obviously I'm delighted with the win but we've got to remember it was against 14 men and we've got to up it again next weekend and bring that Test series home."

The Wales flanker praised the composure which his players showed when, despite holding a numerical advantage, the Lions trailed 18-9 midway through the second half, before a Taulupe Faletau try brought them back into the match.

"There were plenty of guys there to marshall the game and see it through," said Warburton.

"And to score that try from a wide play, from Toby, to bring us back into the game showed that we were willing to play a bit.

"And I was really pleased that the boys didn't shut up shop. We were still confident and brave enough to take those risks."

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