Mail Online brutally pick NINE disappointing Lions players, including Farrell and Hogg - Ruck

Mail Online brutally pick NINE disappointing Lions players, including Farrell and Hogg

Too many Lions failed to turn up against the Springboks this summer, according to Will Kelleher for the Daily Mail.

The experienced rugby scribe has rated every Lion who played in the test series with these nine receiving his lowest marks.

Maro Itoje, given an 8.5, was given the highest mark despite the series defeat, with a consistently starring role making him a favourite to lead the tourists in 2025.

See who didn’t impress below.

Stuart Hogg (5/10): “Tough tour for the Scotland captain, who was dropped after a poor second Test under an aerial assault.”

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Duhan van de Merwe (5/10): “Glimpses of defence-busting talent in the final game but saw little ball out wide and did not look for it enough.”

Elliot Daly (5/10): “Played all but one game, but always caught between positions. Didn’t do enough at centre to convince.”

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