Clinical British & Irish Lions start tour on a high

Wings Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit were front and centre as the British & Irish Lions delivered a statement performance to take down the local Lions at Ellis Park in their tour opener on Saturday.

Adams bagged four tries and Rees-Zammit went over for the first try of the tour, as the wing duo accounted for five of the Lions’ eight tries in their 56-14 dismantling of the Golden Lions.

Gameflow: After many challenges and much uncertainty for many different reasons – none more so than the global Covid-19 pandemic – the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa is finally under way and the tourists laid down an early marker, which should put their upcoming opponents on high alert.

As for the fixture itself, the home side were always going to be up against it in this battle against their more accomplished opponents, but falling off tackles and poor execution made the task at hand that much more difficult for Ivan van Rooyen’s men.

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