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Lions can still improve - Hibbard

12th June 2013 06:40


British and Irish Lions 2013 - Richard Hibbard throws the ball

Richard Hibbard: Not getting carried away

British and Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard believes the squad still has plenty despite Tuesday's runaway win over a Combined Country XV.

Warren Gatland's troops dominated from the outset and despite several handling errors in the second half, scored 10 tries to win their fourth consecutive match on the tour.

"Hats off to them, they really defended for their lives," Hibbard said.

"There were a lot of positives in the first-half. We let a few tries slip in the second half, which is very disappointing.

"We could have really put it to them. They showed character and defended for their lives."

Hibbard revealed that despite their big victory, nobody in the squad is getting carried away, and he expects Gatland to remind the players that they have lots of work to do.

"Obviously he is going to be a little disappointed with the second-half performance," the Ospreys stalwart added.

"So he should be. There is so much more to come from us.

"You never like to let a few tries slip, and there were concentration lapses, but we know there is a hell of a lot more to come from us."