Show what you're made of, Edwards urges Lions

BRITISH and Irish Lions coach Shaun Edwards has urged the tourists to make a statement of intent in tonight&rsquo;s clash with Super 14 side the Golden Lions.<br /><br />Edwards is demanding an improvement on Saturday&rsquo;s lukewarm win against a Royal XV when the Lions take the field for their second tour match in South Africa.<br /><br />&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t go into this game with any excuses. We need to put a marker down and play for the full 80 minutes,&rdquo; said Edwards.<br /><br />&ldquo;I thought in the last 20 minutes on Saturday we played very well and showed a lot of spirit but we need to do that for 80 minutes. To have any chance against the Springboks, you can&rsquo;t have any lapses.&rdquo;<br /><br />Defensive errors marred the tour opener, and Edwards admits to being fired by subsequent barbs from locals who have enquired as to his role.<br /><br />&ldquo;I said I am the defence coach,&rdquo; he explained. &ldquo;And a few of them wished me good luck, adding that I might need it &ndash; which does add a little bit more motivation.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wales wing Leigh Halfpenny, meanwhile, has rejoined the squad following his rehabilitation from a thigh injury at club Cardiff Blues.<br /><br />Lions manager Gerald Davies confirmed the 20-year-old would be available for selection following this evening&rsquo;s fixture.