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Warburton expects a response from Wales
15 February 2015 12:40pm
Warburton is one of ten Lions starting for Wales today
British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has called on his Wales side to provide a response to last week's defeat to England by expressing themselves on the pitch.
They now face a trip to Scotland and, with ten British & Irish Lions starting the clash at BT Murrayfield, Warburton is confident of bouncing back.
"We need to try and play a bit more rugby," said the flanker. "That is what we are about, and when we play well we get our key players in the game and get some go-forward.
"Teams are starting to play a little bit less rugby against us, and it's how we can adapt to that.
"We have spoken about it as players, and if it happened again I think we would respond a lot better than we did last Friday.
"Everybody has had a really good look at their own game and how they can improve, whether it is in the contact area or a front-row forward at the scrum."
However, Warburton does expect a tough contest against a Scotland side that will include Lions compatriots Richie Gray and Stuart Hogg.
"It's always an arm-wrestle for quite a long time against Scotland and, looking at them now, their line speed is excellent in defence - it will be another big challenge for us," he added.
"One step at a time, but we have to win on Sunday."
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