In the first tour match since landing in South Africa, Warren Gatland’s men were comfortable from the start, thanks to the first contributions from Louis Rees-Zamitt and Hamish Watson (AEST) on Sunday.
Ali Price made a third try before the break. This is the sixth effort in the first half of two games, the same number that British & Irish Lions did throughout the 2017 New Zealand tour.
The score wasn’t slowed down by intervals as the Adams quartet continued his striking form prior to the South African test and Gareth Davis also got a breakthrough attempt from the bench.
Chris Harris, one of the four newcomers to the XV, was deeply involved in a quick start from the touring side.
His tip found Reese Zamit. Reese Zamit was too fast and too strong for his opponent to race. When Watson barged under the post, one attempt quickly became two.
After that, the pace of the game slowed down a bit, but the host was dozing as Price dashed in after a long lineout throw.
They were mostly in touch during the break as the Lions were on the scoresheet with a powerful run from Vincent Tsushituka and Wyn Jones’ attempt was choked for Courtney Lawes’ foul play.
Franke Horn soon found space to feed Lovets Maxwan for the Lions repost, but it was only a temporary setback as Adams passed almost straight from the restart.
Finn Russell’s pinpoint kick found Adams jumping for another attempt, and tourists chose their tired enemies.
Davis added his name to the scoresheet shortly after his introduction, and then Adams completed his hat-trick and got a fourth and was left alone twice on the left.
The British & Irish Lions won their first match after arriving in South Africa on seven consecutive tours. The last six victories have averaged a difference of 23 points.
This victory was not so surprising for a travel team that lost only one of the last 57 tour games in South Africa, except for a test match with South Africa.
British & Irish Lions Seal Victory on Crushing Tour
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