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Lions player ratings vs South Africa: Test One

4 Maro Itoje: World-class. His best work came with characteristically disruptive defence. He stalled South Africa A’s driving game and was a nuisance around the ruck. 9

5 Alun Wyn Jones (c): Led his team impeccably, and made the bold decision to go for the corner early in the second-half to get the tourists back into the game. 7

6 Courtney Lawes: Made a few fantastic breaks in the second-half and was the Lions top tackler. 8

7 Tom Curry: A late tackle on Faf de Klerk aside, he did okay but didn’t particularly impress before being replaced by Hamish Watson. 6

8 Jack Conan: The Lions chief ball carrier didn’t lack heart, but he didn’t make all that much ground for his efforts. 7

Replacements: 16 Ken Owens 7, 17 Mako Vunipola 8, 18 Kyle Sinckler 7, 19 Tadhg Beirne 6, 20 Hamish Watson 6, 21 Conor Murray 6, 22 Owen Farrell 5, 23 Liam Williams 6.

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