17-13 After defeating South Africa’A’, the British and Irish Lions players scored Rugby Union News


On Wednesday, the British and Irish Lions lost 17-13 in Cape Town to the South African “A” team because the away team suffered their first defeat in the tournament; before the opening test that began on Saturday, May 24 , Warren Gatland has a lot to think about

Last update: 14/07/21 11:14pm

Curry vs. South African

The Lions were only a little close to the Cape Town against South Africa’A’, but who came forward to compete for the test seat?

Tom Curry showed off his class as he tried to start the first test at seven, while Englishmen Maroy Togi and Anthony Watson also presented their options in the opening fifteenth game.

After easily winning the first three games of the tournament, thanks to the attempts of Sbu Nkosi and captain Lukhanyo Am, the Lions came to the fore against the powerful South African “A” team.

Despite the setbacks, there are still many positive performances.

Highlights of the Lions’ first defeat in Cape Town against the mighty South African “A” team

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Highlights of the Lions’ first defeat in Cape Town against the mighty South African “A” team

Highlights of the Lions’ first defeat in Cape Town against the mighty South African “A” team

Before the first test match against the Springboks on Saturday, there will be another warm-up match with the Stormers. Let’s take a look at the Lions’ ratings…

Liam Williams: 6/10

It lasted only 14 minutes and had to be replaced by Elliot Daly after a head injury assessment. The Welshman’s chances of starting in the first test are definitely being questioned now.

Anthony Watson: 7

Early on, Nkosi made an attempt to save the tackle and succeeded in both high ball and open games. Bass Wings is one of the stars of the 2017 Tour and looks set to play an important role again.

Anthony Watson laid a mark for the start of testing the jersey

Anthony Watson laid a mark for the start of testing the jersey

Chris Harris: 6

Like most of his colleagues, in the early blitz, he barely saw the ball in the offense, but played an important role in major improvements since then. Cheslin Kolbe’s excellent footwork puzzled Harris and led to Am’s attempt in the first half, which may affect Gatlan.

Bundee Aki: 6

After a difficult start, when the Lions tried to take the game to South Africa “A”, his weight took a hit. He has been unknown, but he will definitely start in midfield.

Louis Rees-Zamette: 6

The painful thing is that when he reached out to try to get his team ahead, he was offline for a short time and nailed Corbe to his attempt line with the screw turning. He faces fierce competition from Josh Adams and Doohan van der Merway to start on the wing.

Irving Farrell: 5

He played badly in the early stages and was bumped by Eben Etzebeth in the opening attempt of the night. He got a few big hits but kept going. Dan Biggar withdrew from the game due to a slight ankle problem and had a good night at the beginning of the game.

Warren Gatland admitted that his team needed a tough game against South Africa'A' and was happy with their performance in the second half despite losing

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Warren Gatland admitted that his team needed a tough game against South Africa’A’ and was happy with their performance in the second half despite losing

Warren Gatland admitted that his team needed a tough game against South Africa’A’ and was happy with their performance in the second half despite losing

Connor Murray: 6

Early efforts to establish a relationship with his central defender partner, but gradually integrated into the game. After being appointed as the substitute captain of Alan Win Jones, the Irishman is definitely the favorite to start at the age of nine.

Win Jones: 6

Forcing the South African to collapse in the early scrum and work tirelessly under loose conditions, he paid off in the Lions’ first attempt before being forced to leave with a shoulder injury. Jones hopes this will not be too bad, because he did not cause any harm in Cape Town.

Ken Owens: 6

He was solid in his wing pitches and worked diligently in the frontcourt to help the visitors get back into the game. Owens competes fiercely with Jamie George and Luke Cowan Dickey against the British combination.

Kyle Sinkler: 6

Did not give up in the brutal front row battle, and was never found lacking in the Lions’ journey into South Africa 22. After initially not being selected for the tour, he may just have the main say in the test series.

Maro Itoje: 7

He is constantly annoying when stopping the ball and dominates the faceoff, and he always pushes the Lions forward. His best game to date means that he is almost a starting player for the visiting team.

Maro Itoje said this loss was a good lesson because they learned a lot about the team they will face in the test series

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Maro Itoje said this loss was a good lesson because they learned a lot about the team they will face in the test series

Maro Itoje said this loss was a good lesson because they learned a lot about the team they will face in the test series

Ian Henderson: 6

When the Lions’ mallet began to make an impact and win them a larger share of the ball, it helped turn the situation around. As the original tour captain Jones prepares to rejoin the team, the battle for the second row will definitely heat up.

Josh Navidi: 6

Busy as always in the heat of waste in the back row, and pushed forward a series of persuasive waves. The late replacement of the tour is a real case, which can participate in a large number of fights against springboks.

Tom Curry: 8

South Africa’s A’s side has always been a stab because he has been looking for the ball and repeatedly using the space in front of him, while also knocking down Faf De Klerk to kick the ball. Curry is definitely the favorite to start before Hamish Watson.

Treasury: 6

As the Lions counterattacked, they grew up in the game, and the threat of the ball in their hands became greater and greater. Sam Simmonds will hope to prove his worth before the first test at Cape Town Stadium.



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