#10. Luke Cowan-Dickie (England) – The Exeter hooker has offered his trademark physicality, whilst also prospering with his set-piece basics.Embed from Getty Images
#9. Josh Adams (Wales) – The wing has been in clinical form scoring eight tries in the warm-up matches and defensively has coped well with his responsibilities.
#8. Tom Curry ( England) – Scary that he’s still only 23. He could realistically go on two more tours. Absolute powerhouse, but disappointed a bit in the third test.
#7. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – The Irishman was unfortunate to pick up an injury on arrival in South Africa but rallied back to start all three tests. A bit quiet in the finale.
#6. Ali Price (Scotland) – Set a distinct tempo in the first test, meaning eyebrows were raised when he was dropped in favour of Conor Murray for the second match.
#5.Jack Conan (Ireland) – One of the breakout stars of the tour, the powerhouse carried and tackled ferociously whenever he was on the pitch.
#4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) – What can you say? The inspirational leader recovered from a dislocated shoulder to play and play well in all three tests against the Springboks.Embed from Getty Images
#3. Courtney Lawes (England) – Man of the match in the victorious first test, Lawes came from nowhere to be one of the Lions’ more impactful players. Was very unfortunate to have conceded the tour-deciding penalty.
#2. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) – The tighthead continues to look every inch the best front-rower in the world. He’s contributed equally in the loose and at the set-piece.
#1. Maro Itoje (England): World-class. The English lock has been in excellent form at the set-piece and he has been one of the few Lions forwards to consistently succeeded in clearing out and living with the physicality that the South African players brought.Embed from Getty Images
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