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LIST: 3 best and 3 worst players for the Lions in the opening test

#2. Jack Conan

Wales Online 6/10: “The Lions needed a No8 who could get over the gainline and Conan couldn’t, apart from one snaking first half spurt.”

Telegraph 5/10: “Other than one cheeky dummy and burst, Conan was ineffective against the Bokke ballast. A selection error having no out-and-out No 8 replacement to inject energy”

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#1. Elliot Daly

Balls 5/10: “Really struggled with the South African rush defence and looked uncomfortable in a position he has not played much. Missed 3 tackles.”

Irish Examiner 5/10: “Am won the battle of the outside centres and apart from giving away a few penalties he had little impact on the game.”

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Wales Online 5/10: “Rag-dolled by Lukhanyo Am early on, then penalised twice for not releasing in a tackle and playing the ball on the floor – the latter costing three points. One 55m penalty attempt that fell just short.”

Joe 4/10: “His poor first half ended with a long, missed penalty attempt. Finished up with 0 metres gained on six carries and missed three tackle.”

Rugby Pass 5/10: “He’s mixed the sublime with the ridiculous on this tour, but this was more the latter. Gatland’s gamble at 13 didn’t pay off.”

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