"I watched the Highlanders against the Crusaders right at the start of the season", he said.
"Kids here also play with ball in hand from the moment they first play the game".
Easy to say that after a convincing victory, of course, but McGeechan is a Lions legend and knows how these tours work.
Henry was Lions coach in Australia in 2001 and Warren Gatland cited his mistakes as an example of what not to do with the touring team, as he divided the squad into two groups - test players and the rest.
"It feels it's audition time for the Test series".
Warren Gatland has named a new starting XV from the one that outmuscled the Crusaders 12-3 last night to do battle with the Highlanders in Dunedin on Tuesday. But on Saturday Canterbury hardly threw one cut-out pass, and in the end they were forced to play the way the Lions wanted.
The Lions went tryless and held the Crusaders tryless in Saturday's match, leaving a target for Gatland's critics who say the tourists' lack of try-scoring ability is of concern. He's the only man to have coached both the All Blacks and the Lions. "I've received this role as tour captain and I know there's every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test because there's every other player", he told reporters.
Flyhalf Owen Farrell kicked three first-half penalties to one by Richie Mo'unga for the Crusaders, and the Lions then added another for the only points of the second half in a huge confidence boost a fortnight out from the first test against New Zealand.
"I'll be honest with Gats and he will be honest with me".
"We can be pleased with our defence, we probably need to be more clinical when we do get linebreaks but we are happy with our turnaround tonight", Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones said.
"When I play well and I am match-fit, I am aggressive in the tackle and I'll contribute handful of good carries", said Warburton when asked to list his qualities.
Instead, the Lions pressured the hosts from the off as they downed the most successful team in Super Rugby history.
But Gatland has Warburton back, having recovered from an ankle niggle to join former HighlanderJames Haskell and CJ Stander in the loose forwards.
We have Rory Best, Iain Henderson, O'Brien, Henshaw and Payne watching that First Test, in Auckland, in their civvies but two weeks is a long time in sport.
"Every system that you have - whether it be attack or defence - is going to be adjusted to the quality of player that you've got", said Farrell. "I'm desperate to get another win and kick on again so the confidence can grow".
The Lions will not be able to afford to miss such opportunities against the All Blacks, but at least they created some.
Jared Payne, who picked up a calf injury in their opener, starts at fullback with Tommy Seymour and Jack Nowell on the wings.
Modi and Trump have spoken to each other thrice over phone since the latter assumed power in January this year. Understanding and cooperation in this area will boost strategic trust to a very high level.
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And health insurance, like auto insurance, should be mandatory, with basic coverage including maternity care and mental health. Opponents of Obamacare say it is unfair to require people to buy insurance plans , expensive ones at that.
President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. "I hope they're being genuine about that". I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to view the Senate bill.
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The Celtics were originally scheduled to see Jackson workout in Sacramento last week, according to Deadspin . In Jackson, Graham sees numerous same traits as Mason - athleticism and an impressive will to win.
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It's emblematic of the one campaign skill that Republicans have consistently mastered - demonizing their political opponents. Seth Moulton , D-Mass., who also attended the meeting, said, "in every corner of our caucus, we're concerned".
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Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid . Several other Republicans, including moderate Susan Collins of ME , are still undecided about the legislation.
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He supports the expansion of health savings accounts and giving Americans more freedom in choosing plans that are right for them. Cruz, in a separate statement , said, "As now drafted , this bill draft does not do almost enough to lower premiums".
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championships to rest
For me, it can't be compared to anything else . "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". Moya, 40, has seen his new charge reach the Australian Open final, losing to Federer, and now reclaim his French Open title.
Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case
That case, scheduled for a trial in June, could be put on hold as the Supreme Court considers the Wisconsin case. The Republican party now controls a majority of state legislatures and, thus, re-districting in most states .
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Al rientro è Massa a tentare il sorpasso a Vettel , vi è un incidente fra Perez e Okon e Raikkonen rientra per una foratura. Tre giri dopo, appena ripartiti, altro caos in pista: le due Force India si scontrano e la gara è nuovamente bloccata.
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Ma mi sono immaginato che negli ultimi due giri aveva smesso di piovere e ho provato, oggi bisognava vincere: è andata bene". Qualche giro dopo, Marquez e Dovizioso perdevano contatto, lasciando così la lotta per la vittoria a Rossi e Petrucci .
Mainers wary of Amazon/Whole Foods deal
At the time, Amazon wasn't certain Whole Foods had enough stores to move groceries on the scale the e-commerce giant wanted. This in contrast to Amazon requiring a paid annual membership in Prime, which offers a similar shipping service.
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From the point of view of the regime and its allies Russian Federation and Iran , by contrast, no such division exists. Russian Federation warned Turkey and the Israeli regime about the attacks via military-to-military hotlines, it added.
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A fine gara Valentino Rossi è parso molto soddisfatto del risultato ottenuto e ha scherzato con un deluso Danilo Petrucci . La lotta per la vittoria è veramente entusiasmante tra questi quattro piloti racchiusi in pochissimi decimi.
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And the public may not be aware of the downside of community rating: higher premiums and lower quality healthcare all around. Heller's seat is up for reelection next year, and a Democrat won Nevada's other Senate seat by a 2.4 percent margin in 2016.