Your Player Ratings As The British & Irish Lions Hit The Sharks For 70
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The British and Irish Lions continued their 100% tour record yesterday evening with an 11-try, 71-31 win over the Sharks – but they were made to work for it.
The home side were taking on the tourists for the second time in a week following Wednesday’s humiliation and they came out firing in the first half, with four very well taken tries to go in 26-26 at the break.
But a stupid red card in the second half gave the Lions the window they needed to run riot and that’s exactly what they did in the end.
Here are your player ratings
Liam Williams – 8
Two try assists for the Welshman who constantly looked a threat in attack.
Anthony Watson – 8
A first start for the Englishman and he did not disappoint. His second try was nothing short of world-class.
Elliot Daly – 7
Gifted the Sharks a try in the first half with a massive error but recovered well.
Chris Harris – 8
Another excellent performance from the Scotland international. Really pushing for a Test spot.
Duhan van der Merwe – 8
128 metres off 11 carries and another try for the collection. Needs to work on his defence but a real threat with ball in hand.
Dan Biggar – 8
Controlled the game well and pulled off some lovely passes. Didn’t really put a foot wrong.
Gareth Davies – 5
Not the best day at the office for the Welshman who was replaced after just 48 minutes..
Rory Sutherland – 7
A couple of knock-ons but carried well and held up the scrum. The Test loosehead as things stand.
Jamie George – 8
Two tries and his lineout throwing was spot on.
Tadhg Furlong – 7
Scrummagged well and made some of his usual trademark carries.
Courtney Lawes – 6
Dug deep and made some hard carries but is struggling to find form on this tour.
Jonny Hill – 5
Scrummaged well but didn’t do much else.
Tadhg Beirne – 8
Two more tries for the Irishman who is seriously pushing for a Test jersey.
Hamish Watson – 7
Incredible work rate once again. Got stuck in whenever he could.
Jack Conan – 7
14 carries and nine tackles for the Irishman. Looked lively.
Conor Murray (for Davies ’48) – 5
Gave away a try and got sin-binned. Not the best of games for the tour captain.
Sam Simmonds (for Conan ’56) – 6
Kyle Sinckler (for Furlong ’56) – 6
Wyn Jones (for Sutherland ’56) – 6
Tom Curry (for Watson ’60) – 7
Ken Owens (for George ’60) – 5
Bundee Aki (for Harris ’66) – 6
Adam Beard (for Lawes ’66) – 5