15. Stuart Hogg – 7
Solid stuff from the Scot as he looked dangerous in attack and secure in defence, on the rare occasion he was tested. Offers something different to the Lions’ other options at fullback.
14. Alex Cuthbert – 8
Took his brace of tries very well, and generally looked dangerous with ball in hand. His powerful running is a real asset.
13. Jonathan Davies – 7
They always say play to whistle, and that is exactly what Davies did for his try after what looked like two knock-ons. Replays proved, however, that he was completely right to keep chasing the ball. Partnership with Roberts looked good.
12. Jamie Roberts – 8.5
A superb performance from Roberts proved that, since finishing his medical exams just before the England game, he is back to his best. Cut beautiful lines and backed it up with all his strength to crash over the gain line repeatedly. Over to you, Manu.
11. Sean Maitland – 7.5
Came as close as possible to scoring, but still looked mightily dangerous when given a bit of space. So much pace to burn, too.
10. Owen Farrell – 6.5
Looked rattled in the first half, but really Schalk Brits was completely out of line so he can be forgiven to a certain extent. Not the commanding performance he needed, though, and doesn’t look like challenging Sexton for the test jersey yet.
9. Mike Phillips – 9
Deservedly man of the match after a superb performance that combined power, pace and opportunism. Took advantage of very weak fringe defending to cross for a brace that puts him already in pole position for the scrum-half test berth.
1. Mako Vunipola – 7.5
Part of a front row that completely dominated their Barbarian counterparts, and there were also his usual deft touches around the park. His offloading ability is second to none in the prop world.
2. Richard Hibbard – 7
Humidity and heat made conditions uncomfortable in all facets of the game, line-out included – for that reason Hibbard deserves credit for keeping that platform solid.
3. Adam Jones – 8.5
Another of the Welshmen to really stand-out, Adam Jones had his compatriot Paul James on toast in the Barbarian scrum. Super stuff from the man who is undoubtedly no.1 choice in this position.
4. Paul O’Connell – 8
If O’Connell was a risky selection given his lack of game time this season, it does not show. Dealt with horrid conditions superbly, setting an example for the rest of the team. Even managed to cross for a rare try.
5. Richie Gray – 7
Solid if unspectacular from the big, shaggy-haired lock. Got his hands on the ball to good effect, but is still not reaching the heights of a season ago. More to come.
6. Dan Lydiate – 7
Tackled everything that moved, as is his wont, and was another unlikely try scorer among the Lions’ ranks. Huge work rate in horrible heat and humidity was impressive.
7. Justin Tipuric – 8
Snaffled some good ball at the breakdown as always, but was more impressive in his link play in the wide areas. On this evidence, will push Warburton and O’Brien all the way for the test spot.
8. Toby Faletau – 8
17 carries are evidence of his superb work rate in testing conditions. In a two way battle for the test shirt he laid down an early marker, and Heaslip will know he has to better this sort of performance if he is to usurp Faletau.
Tom Youngs’ line-out throwing held strong in difficult conditions, which will have enthused Gatland. Murray and Sexton looked like a strong half-back partnership when they came on, and upped the ante as the Barbarians faltered towards the end of the game. Some strong ball-carrying from Cian Healy was evidence of his ability, while Alun-Wyn Jones and George North both made admirable impacts.
By Jamie Hosie
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