Jonathan Davies admitted he was “chuffed to bits” to be named the British and Irish Lions players’ player of the tour for 2017.
“I’m very humbled and chuffed to bits to get an award which is voted for by your peers,” said Davies, of his award.
“But when you look back it’s been a team effort with 40 odd players and we dug in. We achieved something very special and I’m chuffed.
“It was a cracking Test match again for the spectator; it was a very intense start in the first 20 minutes, they came hard at us out of the blocks and I think it was credit to us for fighting back and grinding it out,
“After the first 20 minutes I felt the worst I’ve ever felt to be honest with you. It was a great comeback to grind out a draw in the end.
“It could have gone either way at the end. Some people might say it was a fair result and we’re disappointed we didn’t get a win at the end of the day, but I’m proud of what we achieved.
“We’ve been put together quite quickly and we’ve come down to the best nation in the world and played well. I’d like to think we have done ourselves proud.
“It’s been a great tour. As a group we’ve bonded really well and we’ve enjoyed each other’s company.
“I think we’ll look back at this in years to come and say we were quite proud to have been part of something so special.
“I’ve been really happy and I’ve enjoyed my rugby. I’ve played with a smile on my face and it’s just great to be part of such a special group of players.”