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Lions look to continue momentum against Chiefs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has called on his midweek lineup to continue the momentum gained with last weekend’s win over the New Zealand Maori in Tuesday’s tour match against the Chiefs at Hamilton.

Gatland believes the 32-10 win over a strong Maori side has given the Lions new impetus ahead of Saturday’s first test against New Zealand. While Tuesday’s team contains few, if any, of the players who will face the All Blacks at Eden Park, Gatland says the midweekers will play a role in keeping the Lions’ confidence high approaching the three-test series.