Your Player Ratings As The Lions Romp To Eight-Try Victory In Tour Opener

Job done.

The British and Irish Lions got their tour of South Africa off to the perfect start this evening with an eight-try, 56-14 win over the Sigma Lions.

Welshman Josh Adams bagged himself four tries, with man of the match Hamish Watson, Louis Rees-Zammit, Gareth Davies and Ali price all grabbing a try a piece in a complete rout of the hosts.

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Up next the Lions face the Sharks who will no doubt be a sterner test.

But before that, here are your player ratings from today.

Stuart Hogg – 8

Made an excellent try-saving tackle on Sibusiso Sangwen and looked excellent under the high ball. Some lovely counter-attacks too

Louis Rees-Zammit – 7

Debut try after three minutes but kept quiet after that.

Chris Harris – 9

Went about his business so eloquently. Lovely chip for Rees-Zammit’s try.

Owen Farrell – 9

Eight from eight on the tee and vocal throughout. Best game Farrell has played in a long time.

Josh Adams – 10

Four tries, nuff said.

Finn Russell – 9

Looked like he was having fun out there. Majestic kick for one of Adams’ tries.

Ali Price – 7

Scored an excellent try bu lackluster in defence.

Wyn Jones – 7

Good solid performance.

Jamie George – 7

Hit all his lineouts and unlucky not to get his first try only for a cruel bounce.

Kyle Sinckler – 7

Couple of good carries and stuck all of his tackles.

Maro Itoje – 7

Looked a bit sloppy at times but impressed in the lineout.

Jonny Hill – 6

Quiet enough performance from the England international. Will need to do more to push for a Test place.

Courtney Lawes – 6

Pinged for a neck roll which cost the Lions a try. Still lacking in game time.

Hamish Watson – 10

Man of the match despite Adams scoring four tries. Pushing for a Test spot already.

Toby Faletau – 6

Stuck all of his tackles but still doesn’t look match-sharp.


Sam Simmonds (for Faletau ’58) – 6

Mako Vunipola (for Jones ’58) – 6

Zander Fagerson (for Sinckler ’58) – 6

Gareth Davies (for Price ’60) – 7

Elliot Daly (for Russell ’60) – 7

Iain Henderson (for Itoje ’69) – N/A

Luke Cowan-Dickie (for George ’69) – N/A

Bundee Aki (for Harris ’69) – N/A