B&I Lions' top stats performers: tackles, carries & more

B&I Lions' top stats performers: tackles, carries & more

The British & Irish Lions lay down a marker in their opening tour game with a 56-14 demolishing of the Sigma Lions in Johannesburg. 


Warren Gatland’s charges displayed skill and fitness to brush their opponents aside, showing that they will be tough competitors throughout the rest of their stay in South Africa. There were some brilliant individual efforts on display – one of the most notable was Josh Adams running in four tries – to whet the appetites of the Lions fans. Hamish Watson also deserves special mention after the Scotland international scooped the man-of-the-match award with a very energetic performance which is reflected below.  


Here we take a look at the stats to ascertain the top performers from the encounter: 




Hamish Watson: 16 

Owen Farrell: 14 

Jamie George: 13 



Metres gained 


Josh Adams:  116 

Stuart Hogg:  73 

Chris Harris:  62 





Hamish Watson & Stuart Hogg: 10 

Courtney Lawes & Chris Harris:  9 

Josh Adams:  8 



Defenders beaten 


Josh Adams:  6 

Hamish Watson & Elliot Daly:  4 

Luke Cowan-Dickie, Courtney Lawes, Stuart Hogg, Maro Itoje, Taulupe Faletau:  3 



Clean breaks 


Josh Adams:  5 

Jamie George, Hamish Watson, Ali Price, Louis Rees-Zammit, Gareth Davies, Elliot Daly:  1 

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