Liam Williams handed brutal player rating by Mike Brown after 'missed opportunity' - Ruck

Liam Williams handed brutal player rating by Mike Brown after ‘missed opportunity’

A look through Mike Brown’s player ratings from the British and Irish Lions agonising defeat in the series decider against South Africa as Morne Steyn’s late penalty sealed a 19-16 victory.

The 37-year-old landed the kick that decided the 2009 series and proved little had changed as he put the Springboks ahead with two minutes left.

You can read his detailed player ratings for the Mail Online by clicking here.

Below we’ve had a look at the Newcastle and England fullback’s scores and compared them to ourselves – as well as a several other prominent rugby publishers. Do you think he was spot on?

Other Publishers Used:

MIKE BROWNS’ PLAYER RATINGS

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Liam Williams (Wales) – 6
  • 14. Josh Adams (Wales) 6.5
  • 11. Duhan van de Merwe (Scotland) – 7

On Williams: “Missed a great opportunity not giving a two on one to Adams which was a certain try. No surprise he missed Kolbe for his try, given how good the winger’s feet are.”

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Other Publication Ratings:

  • Telegraph: Williams 6, Adams 7, van de Merwe 7
  • Rugby Pass: Williams 5, Adams 5.5, van de Merwe 6
  • Joe: Williams 6, Adams 6, van de Merwe 7
  • RUCK: Williams 3, Adams 6, van de Merwe 6.5

CENTRES:

  • 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – 7
  • 12. Bundee Aki (Ireland) – 6.5

On Henshaw: “Quietly went about his business, with six carries for 23 metres and five defenders beaten.”

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Other Publication Ratings:

  • Telegraph: Henshaw 8, Aki 7
  • Rugby Pass: Henshaw 7, Aki 6
  • Joe: Henshaw 8, Aki 7
  • RUCK: Henshaw 7, Aki 6.5

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