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The Lions best and worst players from the 2009, 2013 & 2017 tours

2017 tour of New Zealand (Talking Rugby Union)

The test series was drawn 1–1 – one victory each and a draw in the third match. Of the other tour matches, the Lions won four, lost two and drew one.

BEST PLAYERS:

  1. Jonathan Davies (Wales): A magnificent tour in attack and defence. Won the Lions players’ player award, and impossible to disagree. Outstanding. 9/10
  2. Maro Itoje (England): England’s 22-year-old lock went up another gear with the Lions. Relished the big occasions and taking on New Zealand’s revered forwards. 9/10
  3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland): A scrummaging rock for the Lions, he performed with a maturity beyond his years. Already approaching world-class status. 8/10

WORST PLAYERS:

  1. George North (Wales): Failed to make a mark and fell well below the blistering standards of his Lions tour to Australia four years ago. 5/10
  2. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland): Travelled to New Zealand with his expectation, but things did not materialise, and then he suffered a tour-ending injury in the Hurricanes game. 5/10
  3. Greig Laidlaw (Scotland):  Never really got going, and while an important midweek performer, he did not stand out. 5/10

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