Reliving Andy Farrell’s ‘hurt arena’ speech as former British Lions coach turns 46

Farrell’s impassioned speech had the desired effect, with the Lions going on to put in one of the all-time great performances.

Tries from Alex Corbisiero, Jonny Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts, as well as five Halfpenny penalties helped the Lions to score 41 points.

And thanks to Farrell’s well-drilled defence, they conceded just 16 points, including only one try, to secure a first series win since 1997.

Farrell was highly-praised by head coach Warren Gatland following the tour and returned as defence coach for the series against New Zealand in 2017.

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