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British & Irish Lions player ratings vs Sharks: Owen Farrell stars

British & Irish Lions player ratings vs Sharks: Despite their heavily disrupted preparation, Warren Gatland’s side eased to a 54-7 victory at Ellis Park.

Josh Adams and Duhan van der Merwe went over the whitewash in the first six minutes – both converted by Owen Farrell – as the tourists romped into an early 14-0 lead.

Scotland winger van der Merwe then got his second before Bundee Aki battered over to make it 26-0 to the Lions at half-time.

The Sharks got on the scoreboard after the restart through James Venter, but two more tries from Adams along with a score from Louis Rees-Zammit and van der Merwe’s third made sure it was a comfortable win for Gatland’s men.

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COMPETITION:

RAGING BULL MAN OF THE MATCH: OWEN FARRELL

CELL C SHARKS: 7 (0)

  • Tries: Venter 50
  • Cons: Bosch 52
  • Pens:

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS: 54 (26)

  • Tries:  Adams 2,56,78 van de Merwe 6,25,73 Aki 38, Rees-Zammit 60
  • Cons:  Farrell 3,6,40, Russell 57,60,74,79
  • Pens:

STATS ZONE – British & Irish Lions:

  • Most carries: Sam Simmonds – 9
  • Most metres made: Louis Rees-Zammit – 66
  • Most tackles: Josh Navidi – 16
  • Most tackles missed: Bundee Aki – 3
  • Offloads: Luke Cowan-Dickie – 3
  • Turnovers won: Luke Cowan-Dickie – 2
  • Turnovers conceded: Elliot Daly, Ali Price – 2
  • Defenders beaten: Josh Adams – 4

British & Irish Lions player ratings vs Sharks

15. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) – 8
14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales) -7
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) – 7
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) – 7
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) – 8
10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) – 9
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) – 7
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) – 6
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England) – 8
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) – 6
4. Iain Henderson – Captain (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) – 7
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) – 6
6. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) – 8
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England) – 7
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England) – 7

Replacements:
16. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales) – 6
17. Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors, Scotland) – 6
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) – 6
19. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) – 6
20. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland) – 6
21 . Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland) – 6
22. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland) – 7
23. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales) – 6

EDITORS PICKS:

RANKED: The five fastest international rugby players of all-time

#5. JONNY MAY – England – 10.71 SECONDS (100M)

The speedster clocked 10.71 for the 100 metres. With a strong argument to be England’s quickest wide man ever, May is gradually improving his finishing prowess and is now arguably the first name on the team-sheet for head coach Eddie Jones.

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