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Saturday’s clash with the All Blacks is a test of character for the Lions according to Andy Farrell – who has backed his charges to come through it with flying colours.

The Lions lost at Eden Park last weekend as New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three Test series with an impressively powerful display.

A week later and attentions have turned to Wellington and the Westpac Stadium where the Lions know the Test series is on the line against the world champions.

And Farrell insists his side are simmering in anticipation of a much-improved showing on Saturday night.

“We have had a lot more time to reflect, review and put to the bed the first Test and taking the learning from it and move onto this one,” he said.

“The boys, it has been good to see a real ownership in what they want to achieve and they have done that really well.

“It is about character for us this week, it is about manning up and putting everyting on the line because it is that situation isn’t it? It’s do or die for us.

“These guys are a little bit hurt, in the way, the manner of the game and we will see what we are made of this week.

“After the game there is a sense of we let that one slip, we let them off the hook and hopefully we have learned that lesson and can give a better account of ourselves this week.”

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