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British and Irish Lions player ratings: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tadhg Beirne and Marcus Smith impress after Stormers win
July 17, 2021
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The British and Irish Lions bounced again from their South Africa ‘A’ loss with a convincing win over the Stormers.
It was one other gradual begin for the Lions within the opening 20 minutes however as soon as they discovered their groove they had been far too sturdy for the hosts, who battled with the touring aspect’s impenetrable wall of defence and fast ball on the breakdown.
Subsequent cease for the Lions is the Check collection as they tackle South Africa and, with the auditions for Check spots over, we take a look at how the Lions rated…
Stuart Hogg: 7/10
The captain produced an expert show and confirmed nice fingers for the third strive. The Exeter full-back made loads of metres and led from the entrance.
A uncommon scoreless day for the Cardiff wing, who was not at his finest however performed a key function within the opening strive earlier than being withdrawn after 58 minutes.
Elliot Daly: 6
The versatile England ace made his third begin of the tour at 13 and is rising into his new function however should enhance in defence.
Robbie Henshaw: 7
The Eire centre produced one other positive efficiency with quite a few line breaks and one excellent tactical kick.
Duhan van der Merwe: 7
The South Africa-born wing made an impressive 138 metres and took benefit of that includes in the entire match to once more nudge coach Warren Gatland forward of the primary Check.
Marcus Smith: 8
Maggie Alphonsi & Ronan O’Gara replicate on Marcus Smith’s spectacular debut for the Lions. Ronan additionally corrects Alex Payne’s use of the phrase razzmatazz!
A mature debut from the worldwide rookie who made 9 tackles and shone with the ball in hand, producing a trademark goose step late on. Seven profitable conversions have helped push him into the equation to face South Africa with health considerations elsewhere at fly-half.
Ali Value: 7
The Glasgow scrum-half was busy throughout his near-hour run-out and integral to serving to the Lions click on into gear after a stop-start starting to the match. Breakdown work was faultless and he was central to Adam Beard and Jonny Hill’s tries.
Rory Sutherland: 7
One other stable show from the Scot, who had a 100 per cent success price from his seven tackles and carried nicely.
Luke Cowan-Dickie: 9
Luke Cowan-Dickie says the British and Irish Lions are moulding collectively nicely as a staff following their last warm-up sport of the tour in opposition to Stormers
Wonderful displaying by the Exeter prop. Unfortunate to have an early strive disallowed however made up for it earlier than the primary half was over with a positive end. Faultless at line-outs and made loads of metres throughout his 49-minute outing.
Tadhg Furlong: 8
Made one other massive impression, particularly when he was given possession. A fast break was essential to the primary attempt to was one among a number of noteworthy carries by the Leinster man.
Adam Beard: 7
Even with the shadow of Alun Wyn Jones on the bench, the Ospreys participant once more made probably the most of his alternative. Good work for his maiden Lions attempt to closely concerned in third rating.
Jonny Hill: 7
High-drawer shift from the England ahead, who helped himself to a strive throughout a primary half the place he made 10 out of 10 tackles.
Tadhg Beirne: 8
Denied a rating resulting from an earlier ahead move, however outing total and carried brilliantly in Cape City.
Hamish Watson: 8
Distinctive but once more by the Scot, who made all of his 15 tackles and likewise carried nicely in typical trend to proceed his great type.
Jack Conan: 7
One other attempt to his tally and carried outstandingly, with 46 metres created from his quite a few surges ahead. The Eire worldwide additionally shone at different finish of pitch.
21 – Alun Wyn Jones has come on as a alternative for the @lionsofficial, precisely three weeks after struggling a dislocated shoulder in opposition to Japan; it’s simply the eighth time he’s come off the bench for the Lions in what was his twenty second look. Indestructible. pic.twitter.com/niGdQFNs5N
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) July 17, 2021
Tries for Zander Fagerson, Louis Rees-Zammit and Sam Simmonds whereas Alun Wyn Jones accomplished his outstanding comeback with a 27-minute cameo.