Taulupe Faletau says the British & Irish Lions can recover from an opening Test defeat and beat New Zealand in the series.

Faletau retains Lions belief

Faletau retains Lions belief

The All Blacks outclassed the tourists on Saturday with a clinical 30-15 victory despite a wonder try from Sean O'Brien.

New Zealand can win the series with a game to spare at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, but Faletau insists the Lions can fight back and claim the series themselves.

"We still believe we're capable of winning the next game and getting what we want out of this tour, which is the series win," said Faletau, as reported by Sky Sports.

"We've got to go back to the drawing board to solve a few issues. But there's no need to panic, we just need to get our basics right, holding on to the ball.

"It's tough against the world champions. It's not going to be easy, but we'll work hard for it."


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