British and Irish Lions participant rankings: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tadhg Beirne and Marcus Smith impress after Stormers win


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Final Up to date: 17/07/21 10:22pm


Luke Cowan-Dickie powers over to attain

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 robust 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 knowledgeable show and confirmed nice arms for the third attempt. The Exeter full-back made loads of metres and led from the entrance.

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Josh Adams: 6

A uncommon scoreless day for the Cardiff wing, who was not at his finest however performed a key function within the opening attempt earlier than being withdrawn after 58 minutes.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

Robbie Henshaw

Robbie Henshaw

The Eire centre produced one other positive efficiency with quite a lot of 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 reflect on Marcus Smith's impressive debut for the Lions. Ronan also corrects Alex Payne's use of the word razzmatazz!

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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!

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 issues 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 fee from his seven tackles and carried nicely.

Luke Cowan-Dickie: 9

Luke Cowan-Dickie says the British and Irish Lions are moulding together well as a team following their final warm-up game of the tour against Stormers

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Luke Cowan-Dickie says the British and Irish Lions are moulding collectively nicely as a workforce following their remaining warm-up sport of the tour towards Stormers

Luke Cowan-Dickie says the British and Irish Lions are moulding collectively nicely as a workforce following their remaining warm-up sport of the tour towards Stormers

Wonderful displaying by the Exeter prop. Unfortunate to have an early attempt 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 huge impression, particularly when he was given possession. A fast break was essential to the primary try to was one in all 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 essentially the most of his alternative. Good work for his maiden Lions try to closely concerned in third rating.

Jonny Hill: 7

High-drawer shift from the England ahead, who helped himself to a attempt throughout a primary half the place he made 10 out of 10 tackles.

Tadhg Beirne: 8

Denied a rating resulting from an earlier ahead go, however an excellent outing general and carried brilliantly in Cape City.

Tadhg Beirne carries for the Lions

Tadhg Beirne carries for the Lions

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 fantastic 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.

Replacements: 8

Tries for Zander Fagerson, Louis Rees-Zammit and Sam Simmonds whereas Alun Wyn Jones accomplished his outstanding comeback with a 27-minute cameo.





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