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3 best and 3 worst players for the Lions in the third test

#2. Tom Curry (England)

Irish Examiner: “No doubting his quality but he concedes too many costly penalties. Pinged at a maul as the Lions were marching towards the try line and was penalised again later on.” 4

Wales Online: “Worked himself to a standstill but key didn’t win enough key battles or produce enough pivotal moments.” 5

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Rugby Pass: “A first-half blunder maybe cost the Lions seven points and the opportunity for Gatland’s men to rattle the Boks further. Too many penalties. Too inaccurate.” 4

Pundit Arena: “The young English flanker started all three tests, but he hasn’t been at his best in the series. Curry’s discipline again let him down, while he was quiet overall in open play.” 5

#1. Liam Williams (Wales)

RUCK: Criminally missed a tackle on Cheslin Kolbe in defence and failed to slip in Adams when he should have in the opening 40. 4

Rugby Pass: “Was initially convincing in the air but his failure to put Josh Adams away in the 28th minute was a sour note, as was getting done by Kolbe, even if defending the tyro is maybe rugby union’s most thankless task.” 5

Telegraph: “The busy, tough Wales wing made metres when called upon. South Africa targeted him in the air but he stole a turnover on the ground.” 6

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Pundit Arena: “Williams opted against setting Adams down the right wing unchallenged for a certain try, and missed a tackle on Kolbe which saw the Springboks take the lead for the first time.” 4

Irish Examiner: “Settled into it with a superb overhead take, but he will have nightmares about not passing to Adams out wide, as well as his missed tackle on Kolbe.” 3


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